Tesco is the first supermarket to purchase the Nirey KE280 Commercial electric knife sharpening machine from Knife Wizard.
The KE280 is the commercial version of the KE3000 Professional machine sold through housewares retailers, with a retail price of £129.95. Since its launch in 2002 the Commercial has won both Best of 2003 and Catering Product of the Year accolades.
Knife Wizard says that around half of all butchers have now bought the machine, and its inroads into the supermarket arena began after extensive testing in five Tesco stores. The supermarket has now ordered 500 – one for each of its stores with fresh food counters. Training and installation is now taking place.