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Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener

The first real knife sharpener for the home chef

The first real knife sharpener for the home chef. Unlike a simpler sharpener, hand lapper or honing steel, it sharpens the entire bevel of the knife, not just the outer edge. With the Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener, you’ll never have to send your knives out for sharpening – you can easily get them to professional sharpness yourself in a matter of minutes. At home in your own kitchen.

Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener is approved for home use. For commercial kitchens, we offer the knife sharpening system Tormek T-2 Pro Kitchen Knife Sharpener.

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Overview

Why Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener?

  • Sharpen your kitchen knives yourself, at home in your own kitchen.
  • Precise setting of the sharpening angle with the patented guide.
  • Fine-grained diamond grinding wheel for professional results.
  • Composite honing wheel with integrated polishing agent for razor sharpness.
  • Minimal material removal – you don't grind away more steel than necessary.
  • Quiet running – only 45 dB.
  • Powder-coated housing fully cast in zinc, with a sturdy oak handle.
  • 8-year warranty – 5 years + 3 years extra with online registration.

There’s a Difference Between Sharpening and Sharpening

Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener is developed on the same method as our knife sharpening system for commercial kitchens, the Tormek T-2 Pro Kitchen Knife Sharpener, but is adapted and approved for home use. With the Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener, you quickly and easily sharpen the entire bevel of the knife to the exact angle you set with the patented guide. On the honing wheel, you hone away the burr, while polishing the edge to razor sharpness. The low rotation speed of the fine-grained diamond grinding wheel means that only a minimal amount of steel is removed. It also keeps the temperature down to prevent the knife from losing its tempering, so your knives stay sharp longer.

You've probably used some tool at some point to get a sharper knife. It could be a simple hand lapper, honing steel or even the back of a plate. Many conventional methods don't fully sharpen the knife, but instead realign a folded edge or hone parts of the edge. This can work as maintenance, but after a few times you'll notice that you're not getting the same sharpness as before. You then need to resharpen your knife and give it a new edge and bevels.

Sharpen All Your Kitchen Knives

With its innovative design and the best materials, the Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener can sharpen most types of kitchen knives. The patented guide can handle knives with blades 12–60 millimeters (0.5–2.4 inches) high and up to 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) thick, with unlimited length.

The fine-grained diamond grinding wheel sharpens all types of steel to professional sharpness and can also sharpen ceramic knives. Because you sharpen the knife's bevels separately, you have the option of setting different edge angles on both sides of the knife or sharpening one side only. This allows you to sharpen even more advanced knives. Between sharpenings, you can easily maintain the edge simply by using the honing wheel. When you no longer get the same sharpness, switch back to the diamond grinding wheel.

Home Chefs Deserve Professional Sharpness Too

Tormek has been developing sharpening machines for professional kitchens for many years. The highly regarded Tormek T-2 Pro Kitchen Knife Sharpener sharpening machine is used by the Swedish Culinary Team and several Michelin star restaurants. Using this experience, Tormek has now developed the first real knife sharpener for the home chef.

The T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener has a sleek, subtly industrial design that gives it a natural place in the modern kitchen. Because whether you're cooking in a restaurant or at home in your own kitchen, the chef's most important tool is not a knife, but a real knife sharpener.

Quality and Care

The Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener is designed for everyone who cares about quality and wants to take care of their equipment. The machine is built to last and comes with an eight-year warranty but will likely keep you sharp for much longer than that. With minimal steel removal, the life of your knives will be extended. It will always be a pleasure to use freshly sharpened, razor-sharp knives in the kitchen. That's why a word of warning is in order – there's a good chance this will become your new favorite gadget.

Selected Features

Solid oak handle

Sturdy oak handle

Sturdy solid oak handle treated with hard wax oil.

Magnet collect metal shavings

Magnet

Magnet that collects steel particles from sharpening.

Patented guide for setting the angle

Patented guide

Patented guide with stepless bevel angle setting.

Separate composite honing wheel with integrated polish for deburring and polishing

Separate honing

Separate honing on the composite honing wheel with integrated polishing agent.

Specs and details

Dimensions, packaging

Width: 325 mm (12 ¾")
Depth: 235 mm (9 ¼")
Height: 257 mm (10 1/8")

Dimensions, machine

Width: 204 mm (8")
Depth: 196 mm (7 ¾")
Height:181 mm (7 1/8")

Dimensions, knives

The patented guide can handle knives with blades 12–60 millimeters (0.5–2.4 inches) high and up to 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) thick, with unlimited length.

Weight

Incl. packaging: 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs)
Machine only: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)

Color

Silver

Chord length

1,7 m (5' 7”)

Housing

Precision-cast housing in powder-coated zinc
Bottom in impact-resistant plastic
Handle in solid oak treated with hard wax oil

Grinding wheel

DF-150 Conical Diamond Wheel Fine (600 grit)
Ø 150 × 18 mm (5 7/8" × 5/8")
Max 200 rpm

Honing wheel

PW-160 Conical Composite Honing Wheel
Composite, ABS plastic
Ø 160 × 30 mm (6 ¼" × 1 3/16")

Motor

Single-phase, AC motor
120 W (input power), 100-115 V / 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Recommended operation 30 min/h
Maintenance-free
Quiet running, 45 dB
10,000 operating hours

Warranty

8-year warranty, 5 years + 3 years with registration at tormek.com within 90 days from purchase date.
The 5 years + 3 years warranty is only valid for home use

Documents

Patent

To see all patents, please visit tormek.com/patents

Product versions

Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener is available in different product versions depending on market. Details that may differ between product versions are plug type, voltage and language of the handbook.

Article no.: T-1 ALO/EUR
EAN code: 7392485020547
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Instruction: Multi language

Article no.: T-1 ALO/NA
EAN code: 7392485020554
Plug type: B
Voltage: 115 V
Instruction: Multi language

Made in Sweden
8 year warranty

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TRY THIS AT HOME

Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener is the first real knife sharpener for the home chef. It has a minimalistic, industrial design and runs extremely silent. And best of all - you sharpen your kitchen knives razor sharp i a matter of minutes. At home, in your own kitchen!

Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener - Getting started

Watch a short demonstration of our knife sharpener for the home chef, Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener. We show you how you get started and get your knives sharper than new.

Included in the box

Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener comes with all parts fully assembled and ready to start sharpening.

  • DF-150 Conical Diamond Wheel Fine
  • PW-160 Conical Composite Honing Wheel
  • Patented guide for setting the angle
  • KPP-2 Knife Protection Pads mounted in the guide
  • Instruction manual
  • Information card for getting started quick and easy

Reviews

Statements from Tormek Friends

A game changer. Tormek T-1 has made it possible for us to maintain our knives ourselves, regardless of their condition or what type of knife it may be. A game changer for the home kitchen!

Nicole & Gustaf

Content creating foodies @badassfoodstories External link, opens in new window.

Ett kök med kockar som lagar mat
Ett kök med kockar som lagar mat

The best looking and most easy-to-use knife sharpener i have ever used, and wow how sharp my knives get!

Filip Poon

Swedish cook book author and TV-chef @filippoon External link, opens in new window.

You want sharp knives when cooking at home too. I can't believe how such a small machine can be so great, my knives are as new!

Malin Nordblom

Food blogger @fabfoodieswede External link, opens in new window.

Ett kök med kockar som lagar mat