Product Comparison: Chef's Choice 130 vs Wüsthof PEtec 130

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General Specifications
PEtec 130
About the Product
Coddle your cutlery with, the ChefsChoice® Professional Sharpening Station® 130. It offers the serious cook, professional chef, or knife connoisseur “edge versatility” with a 3-Stage sharpening system that features our renowned sharpening and stropping stages as well as the world’s most advanced steeling process.
The Wusthof 3 stage electric knife sharpener was designed especially for the Wusthof “Precision Edge Technology” (PETec) range of knives but will work with any other brand of knives as well. Furthermore, unlike the manual sharpeners, this electric sharpener will also sharpen serrated knives (in slot three).
Key Specs
Best For
Chef's Knives, Santoku Knives, Bread Knives, Hunting Knives, Fillet Knives, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Ceramic Knives, Machete/Ax
Chef's Knives, Santoku Knives, Bread Knives, Hunting Knives, Fillet Knives, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Ceramic Knives, Machete/Ax
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Chef's Choice 130 Professional Knife-Sharpening Station
  • This is a great tool and makes prep work in the kitchen much easier on the hands and wrists.
  • After a good amount of research I selected the Chef's Choice 130 Professional as my first powered knife sharpener, and I couldn't be more pleased.
  • I love this because it is easy to use and give my blades a very sharp edge. I do notice that my knives come with a factory edge that is a good deal sharper.
  • This might be the best gadget in my kitchens. I never have a dull blade. You are also able to sharpen your scissors and seriated blades.
  • I found that very small blades, like 3-4" straight or curved paring knives, are sort of hard to run through but longer boning, slicing, or even a heavy cleaver with a standard angle edge were easily worked.
Wüsthof PEtec 130 Electric Knife Sharpener
  • Just got this sharpener today and so far I love it. Sharpened about 15 knives to sharp enough to shave hair off my arm in around half an hour or so.
  • Did an absolutely fantastic job of sharpening my Wusthof knives -- better than the factory edge.
  • Great product. This really makes keeping your knives razor sharp a cinch! About a minute a knife and its factory sharp again.
  • Best knives. Best sharper. What more can be said. Really works well. You never know how important a sharp knife is until you use one
  • Easy to use and does a great job of sharpening. The knives keep an edge very well after using this product.
Size & Weight
4.25 in
4.2 in
4.25 in
4 in
10 in
10 in
4.5 oz
4.5 oz
Sharpening Abrasives
100% diamond abrasives and flexible stropping
Diamond abrasive wheel, Finer grit diamond wheel, Advanced flexible stropping material
Sharpening Stages
Sharpening Stage, Honing Stage, Steeling Stage, Polishing Stage
Sharpening Stage, Stropping Stage, Polishing Stage
Sharpening Angle
What customers say about "Sharpening"
Chef's Choice 130 Professional Knife-Sharpening Station
  • This sharpener produces a clean sharp edge and with the different stages, I can customize the edge with far more precision than I ever could by hand.
  • It took only minutes to get my very dull knives to a sharpness I previously only wished for. It worked on every type of knife.
  • If you don't have time for whetstones, this product will get your knives shaving sharp.
  • This unit just gets a fine edge on the knives. You still have to work them with a stone to get the razor sharp edge that will last a long time.
  • Nice to have sharp knives in the drawer again. Easy to use, followed the supplied directions and created a nice edge.
Wüsthof PEtec 130 Electric Knife Sharpener
  • The sharpener does mar the surface of the knife, leaving long lines along the length of the knife within about a half inch of the edge. I was disappointed by this but not surprised, as I had read reports of this in other reviews.
  • They have a bevel angle that's just a little different from all of their competitors which they claim to allow them a 20% sharper edge. Assuming that's true, then they also need a very, very special steel alloy to hold that edge.
  • This sharpener is awesome. My knives weren't this sharp when they were brand new. Be very careful with your knives after sharpening.
  • My knives are so sharp both my wife and I cut ourselves wiping garlic from the side of the blade. Not used to such sharpness.
  • Not as expected, sharpness can not comparing with hand sharpening.
Base Type
Rubber Feet
Non slip feet
On/Off Switch Button
Single-sided Knife Sharpening
Sharpens both fine edge and serrated knives, Wusthof “Precision Edge Technology”
What customers say about "Features"
Chef's Choice 130 Professional Knife-Sharpening Station
  • The motor is strong, never lagging. The clear instructions tell you which wheel (or two) to use on which blades.
  • This machine is great. The blade guides work very well, it's reasonably quiet, and the instruction manual is VERY thorough and informative.
  • Very easy to use, gets the knives really sharp on just one or two passes. It will pay for itself in no-time flat.
  • This is a great sharpening station - all our knives are razor sharp now, and it makes it so easy to keep them that way.
  • The key is to follow the directions exactly as explained in the manual. The knives I sharpened can really slice through paper without tearing.
Wüsthof PEtec 130 Electric Knife Sharpener
  • As a Master Craftsman who works in wood, I can truly appreciate properly sharpened tools. This one was designed by the manufacturer of some of the world's finest kitchen cutlery.
  • It's much larger than I imagined it would be and weighs a lot. It feels high quality, has a stable platform and runs quietly.
  • Not easy to use the first time, but when your use to it it does a great job !
  • This device works very well!! I brought my wife's knives back to a good, keen and very sharp edge.
  • Super eady to use, this brought my knives back to the super sharp edge that they originally came with.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
3 years
3 years
ETL/approved for Canada
Other Information
149.99 $

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