Let me give you some background:
I'm lazy (perhaps that's why I like the egg and respect your views)
I have a few knives that I like - an old Lion (French - Thiers) and a couple of Henkels (German - Solingen I think).
A few years back I got a very nice knife sharpener - Apex I think it's called. It changed my prefered knife from the Henkels to the lighter Lion once I'd sharpened them both.
I used to avoid putting the knives in the dishwasher and washed them and dried them by hand but life moves on - I have kids now and frankly I'd put them in the dishwasher if..... (no, not really). Anyway suffice it to say I miss a sharp knife but can't be bothered with the work.
I worry about most electric sharpeners because it seems they grind a new adge and I'm worried they are just removing metal. Also I'm not good at steeling an edge.
In short I want a nice easy electric sharpener that sharpens as oppsed to just grinding.
The Chefs choice 120 caught my eye (I found a dealer www.richmondcookshop.co.uk her in the UK).
Does anyone have any good advice? pros and cons / model number differences, what to look ouy for (the "stropping" function sound good).
My goal is a continued lazy approach by just running the knife through a foolproof sharpener regulary.