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Dull knives out! This No. 1 bestselling sharpener is down to $12 — a price chop of 60% for Black Friday

[Editor’s note: We’re updating our coverage daily, so check out today’s best Black Friday knife sharpener deal here! The original story is below.]

They say that the sharper your knife is, the less you cry when you're slicing onions. If you've been crying a little too much in the kitchen lately, Amazon just might have the solution for you — at a deep discount, no less. You can get the No. 1 bestselling Kitchellence 3-Stage Knife Sharpener for just $12, down from $30 during Amazon's Black Friday sale — a price slash worth taking advantage of. With this handy tool in your arsenal, you'll never have a dull moment in the kitchen again.

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This gadget sharpens, hones and polishes in three steps. It has an ergonomic handle for comfort and comes with a safety glove to prevent cuts.

$12 at Amazon

Why is it a good Black Friday deal?

Not only are you saving a whopping 60% with this price chop, but the knife sharpener itself will save you some serious dough by allowing you to restore your old knives rather than shelling out for new ones — and for a mere $12, it's a no-brainer.

Why do I need this?

If you own a set of knives, there's a really good chance that they need sharpening. Even if you use a sharpening steel every time you cut through a tomato or chop celery, each slice slowly dulls the blade. You could take your knives to a professional, but not everyone has the time or money for that.

How does it work?

The Kitchellence sharpener looks like a handle with three notches in it. It's ergonomically designed for comfort and lets you control the device. It sharpens your blade in a three-step process: You pull it through the first slot to take care of the big dents and grooves with the diamond-grit rod; the next slot returns the blade to its original V shape; and the third slot gives it a good polish. It also comes with a cut-resistant glove to keep you safe.

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You say "tomato," we say, "Get one of these before you lose a finger!"

What reviewers say

If you've been thinking about chucking your knives for a sharp new set, know that many of this gadget's 20,000-plus five-star reviewers were considering the same thing.

One satisfied cook shared: "I've had my poor chef knife in a drawer and over the last year it's gotten dull and has a small dent on the blade. I just got this sharpener and used the three steps. And I've gotta say I'm impressed. I managed to cut through paper after doing the three-step sharpening. It's like the knife is brand-new. For the price and ease of use, I would recommend anyone get this for their home."

"It made my knife set that I was ready to throw away come back to life," reported another rave reviewer.

"I had dull knives until I bought this sharpener," shared a happy shopper. "It does the job quickly. I liked the glove providing protection from accidental cuts."

"I love this so much," wrote one self-described "obsessed" reviewer. "I held off buying a sharpener for years because I thought it had to be electric and expensive. Well, this thing surprised me. ... It works SO WELL with only a couple of pulls in each slot. I have a whole new set of knives!"

"Just for kicks, I decided to take my old pocket knife and dull it on a rock before using this thing," said a final fan. "It actually restored it to working order pretty fast. I only did 10 pulls through each slot to see how well it would perform. I took all of my kitchen knives to it, and it got them incredibly sharp real fast. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't work on serrated knives, which is a downer, but if you're looking to sharpen up standard kitchen knives this thing works wonders." (Psst: This highly rated Orange Ninja 4-Stage Knife Sharpener has a setting for serrated knives, if that's of importance.)

This nifty gadget has over 20,000 perfect ratings, and no wonder: Reviewers say it keeps their trusty old blades working like new.

$12 at Amazon

P.S.: If you don't own a set of knives, or if yours truly are irredeemable and need replacing, you won't do better than this smashing deal on a 15-piece set from Henckels, a household name for its trusty kitchenware. It's over 60% off:

Over 11,000 Amazon reviewers have given this knife set their five-star seal of approval, and you're gonna love it too! The set comes with a chef's knife, bread knife, santoku knife, serrated utility knife, paring knife and six steak knives. Plus, you'll also get a sharpening steel, a pair of kitchen shears and a stylish wooden block to store everything in.

$130 at Amazon
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"Finally sharp (and safe) knives," said one happy home cook. "I have been used to ordinary knives until my brother, who is a chef, convinced me to upgrade to Henckels. I must admit I was a bit nervous at first, worrying about cutting myself, but the grip on these knives keeps my hands from slipping. They are extremely sharp and do a great job in the kitchen."

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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