We are thinking of buying a Chef's Choice 120 3-Stage Diamond Home Professional Sharpener Plus. In reading old posts it seems like there is a divison of opinions regarding this tool- lots love it- one person thought it was ruining his knives. I would be curious to garner more hound's opinions. Specifically would this be okay for my Mac Santoku knife which has a slightly curved blade.
I've just never gotten the hang of steels and stones..
BTW does Chowhound still sell knife sharpeners and how do (did) they compare?