As small as it is, the SunrisePro is strong, solid, and sturdy. We could tell it’s made with attention to detail and quality.
The overall build is mediocre at best. It has a spacious grip and a wide base but its materials, fit, and finish are nothing to write home about.
The SunrisePro’s suction mechanism may take some time to get used to, and even then, it can from time to time be challenging to get it to work properly. You may also want to be mindful of the sharpening pressure or risk having your blade eaten away by the device.
The Wamery sharpener scored fairly well in this section, in part due to its simple yet convenient design. The height makes it a little awkward to use at times but other than that, there’s no steep learning curve to master.
The SunrisePro offers faster sharpening than most multi-stage devices. Unfortunately, it does so at the expense of the knife edge.
The Wamery offered a decent performance. While it didn’t take the knife far beyond the serviceable level, we were impressed with how fast the sharpener brought it back to life from dead dullness. Its ability to preserve the blade material has also been matched by no other.
Pros & Cons
- Strong, sturdy build
- Extremely quick sharpening
- Great sharpness
- Affordable price
- Strong suction base (while it works)
- Extra sharpening slot for scissors
- Intuitive slot order
- Wide base
- Suction base is surface-discriminatory
- It can peel off a lot of metal
- Shabby build
- Excessive height, high center of gravity
The SunrisePro definitely gets the edge over the Wamery. It not only takes a much shorter time to sharpen a blunt knife, but the level of keenness you can reach is greater, too. Granted, it also removes way more material from your blade, but we’d take that over spending an excessive amount of time for rather mediocre sharpness, which is the case with the Wamery.
We could give credit to the Wamery for its more appropriate size for kitchen knives. The SunrisePro is so small it can be a little awkward to work with at times, and its suction base also requires specific surfaces to operate properly. Then again, it has a much more solid construction compared to the Wamery, and in the end, that gave it the edge for us.
Behind the Comparison
Anh Ngo is a writer with 9 years experience at different media outlets, covering from public news and events to product testing and analysis. At HealthyKitchen101, she works across different departments, communicating closely with its network of writers, editors, and health, tech, and search engine experts to provide a meaningful and pleasant reading experience for visitors.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.