All professional chefs and prep cooks know how essential it is to work with sharp knives every day. For speed and efficiency, there’s nothing like the smooth feeling of slicing with a factory sharp edge. But in busy kitchens, knife edges dull quickly. You could continue struggling with dull knives while waiting for the knife sharpening service, or you could send them back to the factory right in your own kitchen. Introducing, Edlund’s model 401 Electric Knife Sharpener. The 401 helps recreate a factory fresh knife edge from tip to handle. In just seconds, kitchen efficiency is restored as your knives are sharpened to like new condition. The model 401 is a rugged commercial quality electric knife sharpener with an all stainless steel housing designed for years of trouble free use. It is the only electric sharpener certified by the National Sanitation Foundation. We designed the model 401 with input of engineers from the market leader of professional cutlery for the foodservice industry. With it, you can sharpen a wide range of knives from paring knives to cleavers, even scalloped-edged bread knives. A significant feature of the model 401 is its unique guidance module, which can accommodate almost any size knife handle. This allows sharpening of the entire knife edge. The guide simply pops out for easy cleaning and replacing the long lasting grinding wheel. Utilizing an extremely quiet and reliable motor, the lighted rocker switch reminds you that the unit is turned on. Please we installed a safety switch, which prevents the motor from operating with the guide removed.
Our new Edlund model 401 Electric Knife Sharpener is so easy to operate, anyone on your staff can learn to sharpen their knives quickly and safely. Your best results will be achieved as you develop a feel for the proper pressure, speed, and consistency while you guide the blade through the sharpening module. To begin sharpening, simply turn on the rocker switch and the sharpener quickly reaches operating speed. Hold the knife firmly in a horizontal position. Place the flat side of the blade against the outer edge of the guide slot as close to the hilt as possible. Once the cutting edge engages the sharpening wheel draw the knife along the guide in one smooth and continuous horizontal motion following the curvature of the blade. Repeat this procedure on the opposite side of the sharpening guide, continue alternating from side to side until the desired edge is achieved. A common question we hear is, how hard should I press the knife against the wheel as it turns? The weight of the knife itself provides enough downward pressure. If too much force is applied, the pressure-sensitive motor will shut down to prevent burning and damage to the blade. Almost any knife can be brought back to a like-new edge with the Edlund model 401. Extremely dull knives may require multiple passes on each side to achieve satisfactory results, but once an edge has been restored, just one or two passes of the knife periodically through both guides is all you need to maintain your knives for years. While the chef’s knife is the most frequently used knife in a commercial kitchen, the model 401 is equally effective at sharpening virtually any knife used in your operation. Even scalloped steak and bread knives can be sharpened easily by passing just the flat-edged side of the knife through the guidance system.
Keeping your Edlund 401 electric knife sharpener in premium working condition is important to maintaining a successful, efficient kitchen! Learn how to clean it and replace worn parts for excellent results with each use.
Like all Edlund products, the model 401 electric knife sharpening is designed for ease of cleaning and maintenance. As a safety precaution, you should always unplug the unit before cleaning. For added protection, a safety interlock switch has been installed to prevent accidental operation when the guidance system has been removed. The rugged easy-track guidance system simply pops out and can be run right through the dishwasher. With the guide removed, the inside can be brushed or wiped clean. Edlund recommends cleaning the unit after each sharpening procedure to help keep knives of wheel grit and sharpening residue. The sharpening wheel has been designed for long life. Although replacement depends on the number of knives and frequency of sharpening, the wheel can be easily replaced by the operator when necessary. Each replacement wheel kit comes complete with a positioning tool and Allen wrench for mistake-proof installation. The Edlund model 401 electric knife sharpener delivers the results that your foodservice operation demands: Consistently sharp knives every day.
Since 1925, Edlund Company has been a leading equipment manufacturer, recognized for developing award-winning and innovative products for the global foodservice industry. From can openers to kitchen equipment to the most complete line of portion and receiving scales, each new product is given rigorous and extensive real-world field testing in commercial kitchens before being introduced to the industry. Food service facilities that field tested the model 401 electric knife sharpener with a program of higher quality purchased knives reported numerous benefits for their operations, including: - Better overall performance: The staff learned how to maintain their own edges, which resulted in sharper knives, faster production, less waste, improved efficiencies, more profits. - Improved attitudes in the workplace: By caring for the knives themselves, the staff developed a sense of ownership and greater respect for the tools. - Sanitation improved as well: Field testing showed that a prescribed sanitation regiment was more closely followed, again owing to the sense of ownership and pride taken in consistently sharper, higher quality knives. - The sharper knives improved safety: Lost days due to injuries or incidents related to cutlery were eliminated, as the staff maintained their own knives and were constantly aware of their condition. - The sharper knives boosted efficiencies in production and time resulting in higher product output and less waste. Compared to the costs of using a weekly sharpening service, the initial direct costs of the Edlund model 401 electric knife sharpener, combined with high quality purchased knives, were quickly offset. Payback was realized in as little as six months. In addition, the soft cost savings of this program were tangible. Our customers have realized additional savings in areas such as workers compensation claims, production time, loss prevention, worker efficiencies, sanitation control, and product yield.
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The Edlund 401 electric knife sharpener makes it a snap to achieve results similar to a professional knife sharpening service! Thanks to its precise guidance system and a knife guide that allows the heel of the knife to be inserted closer to the grinding stone, you will be able to maximize the sharpened area on your blades.
A heavy duty and easy-to-clean stainless steel case and ABS plastic knife guides ensure that this Edlund 401 electric knife sharpener will last. Plus, this knife guide pops out for even easier cleanup!
A reliable motor and quality construction allow you to sharpen almost any knife, from 3/16" of an inch knives to large cleaver blades. A few quick passes through the precise guidance system helps maintain a perfect edge, and there are no magnets that can eventually magnetize the blade and contaminate your food with metal shavings. This pressure sensitive motor shuts down automatically if too much pressure is applied, preventing motor burnout or excess wear on your valuable knives
The Edlund 401 electric knife sharpener requires a 115V electrical connection, and measures 9 3/4"L x 4"W x 4 3/4" high. NSF Listed.
Also known as 401 NSF (40000), 401 (40000), 125217, 401 115V, 401-115V, or 401115V.
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