I just got this and have been sharpening everything in my kitchen that I can get my hands on! It's easy enough to use, and especially love the scissors feature. I have about 10 pairs of dull scissors. Scratch that, I HAD 10 pairs of dull scissors. I have sharp ones now. I am still getting the hang of it but it's easy enough...this item cost less than a new pair of kitchen scissors, so I feel that it's a better choice than re-buying cheaper knives and scissors going forward. And how nice to know I can just flick the knives through as often as needed and not suffer with dull blades anymore.