Continuing on with the Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoors theme today, every outdoorsman and outdoorswoman needs a sharp knife. There are literally thousands of ways and products you can use to sharpen your cutting instruments, but for me, Edgecraft Corporation’s Chef’sChoice ®is the best choice.
I’ve used crotch sticks and stones to sharpen, and field honers to regain that sharp edge in the heat of the moment, but Chef’sChoice ® products make knife and scissor sharpening virtually dummy-proof with a variety of products that make perfect holiday gifts for the outdoors enthusiasts on your lists.
You can start with the “stocking stuffer” Chef’sChoice ® Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener Model 445, a two-stage sharpener perfect for hunting, fishing, filleting and even kitchen and pocket knives. The guides into the 100 percent diamond abrasive wheels makes it a snap to get a sharp edge on just about any knife.
For the past few Christmas mornings and the start of hunting seasons, we’ve been serving up breakfast fresh off the Chef’sChoice ® Sportsman ™ Classic WafflePro® Model 853 which embosses an antlered deer head onto the waffles.
If you’re on the water or in the wet and cold, the Chef’sChoice® Marine Sharpening Station Diamond Hone ® Sharpening System Model 710 operates on either 120 volt AC or 12 volt DC and can sharpen knives, scissors and fishhooks, as well as grind down the barb on the fish hooks for those of us who practice catch-and-release. It’s manufactured to withstand the rigors of saltwater, which makes it an especially great gift for the sea lovers you know.
If it’s holiday season, my family likes making our own kielbasa, and the Chef’sChoice® Professional Food Grinder can grind up 3.5 pounds of meat per minute thanks to a powerful motor that pushes 350-400 watts of power.
The Chef’sChoice® Model 700 Electric Sharpener for Ceramic and Steel Knives uses an advanced diamond abrasive technology to sharpen both ceramic and metal knives. It’s the first of its kind; and will quickly apply an incredibly sharp and durable edge to both ceramic and steel knives.
If it’s too cold outside for you to grill, the Chef’sChoice® Cast Iron Professional Indoor Electric Grill #880 makes indoor grilling a breeze for searing steaks, burgers and more on a non-stick surface for consistent and even grilling temperature for optimal results on a 141 square inch surface.
Finally, now that firearms deer season is out of the way, time to slice up those venison steakswith the Chef’sChoice® Professional Electric Food Slicer Model 665 (8.5 Diameter Blade). A masterpiece of function and form, this rugged, commercial quality electric food slicer is constructed with heavy duty, die cast aluminum slices from deli-thin to approximately one-inch thick with its high quality, multi-purpose 8.5 inch stainless steel blade, a professional heavy metal food pusher that insures a better grip and effortless slicing of meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and breads.