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KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener Amazon

Any home cook can tell how you what a difference a freshly sharpened blade makes. It's true: a sharp knife makes everything—from slicing and dicing to chopping and trimming—easier and more efficient.

So why is it that so many people are making do with dull knives?

Unfortunately, getting your kitchen knives sharpened professionally isn't just expensive (we're talking $5 a pop), it's also a nuisance. So you can imagine our delight when Today introduced us to a wildly popular DIY sharpening gadget that pretty much pays for itself.

With more than 8,000 overwhelmingly positive reviews on Amazon, the KitchenIQ Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener, which retails for just $5 on Amazon, reportedly lives up to all the hype too.

"This gadget actually pays for itself in one use," Today notes. "Plus, it comes in multiple colors: bright green, red or black, so it will match any kitchen."

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If all that's not enough to sell you, the fact that it's easy to use and compatible with pretty much every knife in your kitchen (including long chef's knives and short paring knives) should do the trick.

Want to give it a go? Check out the KitchenIQ Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener on Amazon now.