Modern life is all about sourcing gadgets that can multi-task. We need devices that can perform more than one function because we’re all too busy and too broke to buy individual items any more. With this in mind, companies like Mliter are setting their minds to creating such products and soon on Indiegogo, you’ll find the Mliter Electric Multi-functional Knife Steriliser.
This super smart device is designed to dry, sharpen, sterilise and store your knives, making it a safe and efficient choice for your smart kitchen. This block doesn’t just store knives. It also has room for spoons, scissors and forks and they can be made of wood, silver or stainless steel. It is designed to protect a range of cutlery and cooking utensils safely.
I’ll be honest, I’m quite excited at the prospect that this product is going to exist. As a parent of a child who seems to pick up every germ around, hygiene is always a top priority. One of the reasons why I got rid of my old knife block was that although it was a place to safely store the knives, I worried about what germs they were collecting while placed in the block. There’s also the issue of drying knives. It’s never fun and rarely safe, not to mention the germs that can collect on dish-towels. Even if you leave them out to air-dry, this can be equally dangerous. Nobody wants a knife left lying around. So, a device that will dry and disinfect while storing seems like a really great idea.
It is crafted from high-quality, medical grade stainless steel and piano baking finish ABS plastic for a stylish appearance that will fit right in with most modern kitchens. When switched on there’s a blue indicator light with an auto power off button. It takes around 30 minutes to do its job of drying and disinfecting and then it automatically switches itself off afterwards.
This electric multi-functional knife steriliser is powered with an AC space-saving sharpener which folds into the right side of the block. It consists of a motor, spindle, grinding wheel, bearing and sharpening shell and is driven by the motor so no manpower is required. This also makes it an ideal choice for vulnerable householders who perhaps don’t have the strength to sharpen knives themselves. It’s designed to be durable with a hard pasted steel wheel and a high degree of wear-resistant features.
As for the sterilization feature, it is powered by a built-in ozone ultraviolet lamp. UV radiation and ozone double sterilises the unit and up to 99.98% of bacteria and fungi are targeted. This includes Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhi, Aspergillus niger, and Hepatitis B Surface antigen HBXAg.
In the box you’ll get the knife care system, a charger and a user manual. It’s expected to be priced around $50 making it really affordable. You don’t actually get any knives with it though. Global shipping costs are going to be $18 and the product comes with a 12 month warranty.
If you’d like to read more about this, you can do so on the Indiegogo page, where the campaign will be running. What features are most important to you in a knife block?
We have had a good play with the device, and are happy to report that it is great. While it is hard to judge the filtering, the dryness feature works great. The knife sharpening is an amazing feature to have, and it really helps.
You simple sharpen a knife before use, give it a little clean to wash off any specks and you’re good to go!