The Anysharp Pro is the world’s best knife sharpener

Peter Morrell now has the sharpest knives in the box

In professional kitchens worldwide there is an old adage “A Sharp Knife is a Safe Knife”. You might think that this saying is counter-intuitive but you would be wrong. A dull knife is far more likely to slip and cause injury. A sharp knife, with no pressure on the blade, should be able to cut through tomatoes, onions and other vegetables with ease.

My weapon of choice in the kitchen is a Zwilling knife by J.A. Henckels, the Santoku 18cm (7 inch) professional which costs about £100. It’s been excellent but even with a knife of this quality keeping it sharp is an effort.

So I was interested to hear about the Anysharp Pro which claims to be the world’s best knife sharpener and will turn blunt knives into new, super sharp, slicing machines. You simply put the device onto any solid worktop and pull the level so it’s suction sticks it firm. Grab the knife and gently pull it through the blades 2-3 times and within seconds and you’ll have sharp knives once again. The watchword here is gently, don’t bear down on the blade, a light touch is sufficient.

It worked, well. Emboldened by the experience I tried it on a set of Sabatier knives which had got dull a long time ago. True to the claim it rejuvenated this set so that they were like new.

The Anysharp Pro is used by many celebrity and professional chefs and is a staple in many homes and would make an ideal Christmas gift for the foodie in your life.

The Anysharp Pro has a ten year warranty and available in a range of stunning colours so suit every style of decor. The Anysharp Pro costs from £16.59 from Amazon