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Chef’sChoice electric food slicers are available from leading department, cookware, specialty and cutlery stores as well as mail order and online catalogs. For specific retailers, please call customer service at 800-342-3255. If you prefer to order Chef’sChoice products online, please see our list of Online Retailers.

Yes, the Model 720 Professional Food Grinder and Model 799 Professional Food Grinder Attachment (Designed for KitchenAid® Stand Mixers) are included in the Food Prep category.

Chef’sChoice offers two optional professional quality blade sharpeners, the Model 498 and the Model 601, which easily mount onto the food carriage of most Chef’sChoice slicers. These sharpeners incorporate 2 -Stage sharpening using 100% diamond abrasives. The first stage diamond-coated disk sharpens the blade; the second stage hones and polishes the slicing blade edge. Both sharpeners are excellent for straightedge and serrated slicer blades. (Chef’sChoice slicer models 662 and 667 include a blade sharpener).

Fruits, except tomatoes, should be free of seeds. Foods with an uneven texture like fish or certain uncooked cuts of meat can be partially frozen. Never attempt to slice fully frozen foods. Extra-large foods such as roasts or slab bacon that extend over the end of the slicer food carriage should be reduced in length before slicing. Bread should be sliced at room temperature. For soft foods, especially soft cheese, wet the face of the blade lightly with a water spray or a clean, damp sponge to reduce friction of the food against the slicer blade.

Meat should always be boneless. To slice meat (and cheese) wafer thin, chill thoroughly before slicing. As you slice, move the food carriage forward slowly, exerting steady pressure on it. If the meat has an uneven texture (such as an uncooked steak), partially freeze it before slicing.

Never try to slice fully frozen foods on a slicer.

The obvious difference is that a fine edge slicer blade has a smooth edge while a serrated slicer blade resembles a table saw. Both types of blades are multi-purpose, however, for models that come equipped with a serrated blade, Chef’sChoice offers an optional straight edge blade for ultra-thin slicing of specialty meats such as prosciutto. We also offer an optional serrated blade for our larger, professional slicers, on which the standard blade is fine edge. Serrated blades tend to perform better when cutting into hard crusted breads or fibrous foods. If your slicer is used for normal household purposes, the blade that comes with it be the optional choice.

Optional blades (fine edge or serrated) and blade sharpeners are available. Some slicers have a built-in blade sharpener.

No, Chef’sChoice does not recommend washing any part of your slicer in the dishwasher.

All Chef’sChoice® slicers are designed for easy cleaning. Besides their superior quality construction and performance, it’s one of the things that make our slicers unique in the home market. The outside of Chef’sChoice slicers can be hand cleaned with a cloth and mild soap or spray cleaner. Some parts can be easily removed for more thorough cleansing. Try cleaning hard to reach spots with a Q-tip. Please refer to your instruction manual for complete cleaning instructions.

Yes, several Chef’sChoice Models can be operated with the food carriage in either conventional horizontal or in true gravity feed position (30-degree incline). The gravity feed position is particularly convenient for bread, vegetables and fruits, which will naturally self-feed during slicing. Self-feeding quickens the task and greatly reduces the possibility of damage to food during slicing. For further information please refer to the Slicer Quick Reference Guide.

Chef’sChoice manufactures slicers for every budget and space requirement. All of our slicers have cool-running motors for continuous, non-stop slicing, multi-purpose, stainless steel blades for precision slicing of many different foods, easy-clean, cantilever designs that deliver sliced food directly to a platter or tray, large capacity food carriages that retract fully to permit slicing of extra-large meats and other foods and numerous safety features for ease of mind.

You can slice virtually any food you can cut by hand. However, using an electric slicer is quicker, less strenuous and more precise. Uniform slices are important in preparing many foods…cucumbers for pickles, apples and pears for pies, potatoes for homemade potato chips and vegetables for the freezer. When dehydrating fruits and vegetables, a slicer will produce evenly thick or thin slices. If you are entertaining, a slicer can make preparation of party platters quick and professional looking at a fraction of the catered cost. It can also be used to cut calories and is an excellent companion to the home bread machine and food dehydrator. And when it comes to bulk foods, slicing portions as you need them is the economic way to preserve freshness and extend the life of the food.

Chef’sChoice waffle makers are available from leading department, cookware, and specialty stores as well as mail order and online catalogs. For specific retailers, please call customer service at 800-342-3255. If you prefer to order Chef’sChoice products online, please see our list of online retailers.

The Model 810 Electric Egg Cooker, Model 860 Petite Pie Maker, and the Model 880 Electric Grill. Our Gourmet Waffle Mixes (all made with 0% Trans Fats) are other baking products you might consider in the Chef’sChoice line-up.

Most Chef’sChoice waffler makers can be stored easily in an upright position to conserve space. The cord wraps conveniently underneath the base (see instruction manual).

The beeper on the WafflePro allows you to do other things in the kitchen or adjoining rooms while the waffle is baking. You don’t need to hover over the waffle maker. This feature is particularly handy in the morning when everyone is in a hurry and many tasks have to be done.

Taste/Texture Select is a unique feature found in most Chef’sChoice® waffle makers that allows you to bake waffles to the color and texture of your choice. With a simple flip of a switch, choose either a fast bake for crispier waffles with a soft, oven fresh interior or a slow bake for a crunchy, more uniform texture

Some WafflePro waffle makers have four (quad) heating elements, two on top and two on bottom. The four elements, together with special electronic controls, form the WafflePro Quad® baking system, which controls both color and texture, producing waffles with incredible taste, texture and aroma in as little as 90 seconds.

Not with the WafflePro®. Unlike other waffle makers, heat recovery is virtually instantaneous with the Quad® Baking System. You can start the next waffle immediately after completing the first. You can literally make waffles faster than you can eat them.

Most WafflePro® waffle makers have four heating elements, giving you the ability to customize your waffles just the way you like and letting you bake waffle after waffle with no “reheat” time in between. We call this the Quad® heating system. Because the heating elements on the WafflePro® are embedded in the waffle plates, heat is transferred quickly and evenly.

Chef’sChoice Waffle Makers create waffles just the way you like them and they create them fast. Some of our WafflePro® waffle makers bake delicious waffles with a crisp exterior and moist interior that retain the flavor and aroma of freshly baked bread, or deeply baked waffles with a more uniform, crisp texture in as little as 90 seconds. The line of Chef’sChoice waffle makers is diverse and includes Belgian, Traditional, and Five-Of-Heart waffle makers, Pizzelle, , KrumKake, and WaffleCone makers.

Chef’sChoice Hybrid knife sharpeners are available from leading department, cookware, sports, specialty and cutlery stores as well as mail order and online catalogs. For specific retailers, please call customer service at 800-342-3255. If you prefer to order Chef’sChoice products online, please see our list of online retailers.

Yes, the built-in knife angle guides, which hold the knife blade securely, eliminate all guesswork.

While most Chef’sChoice Hybrid sharpeners will sharpen pocket knives and hunting knives that can comfortably fit in the sharpening slots, we do manufacture Hybrid sharpeners specifically designed to sharpen thicker hunting knives and pocket knives along with regular thinner knives. (For specific information regarding pocket knives and hunting knives, please check the product specifications for the particular model in which you are interested). For further clarification, please see our Hybrid Sharpener Comparison Guide.

All Chef’sChoice Hybrid sharpeners are designed to sharpen both straight edge and serrated knives. They straighten, re-align and sharpen the serrated tips in the final sharpening stage. TIP: A straight edged knife sharpened on a Chef’sChoice Hybrid sharpener will do a much cleaner job of cutting a tomato or a loaf of bread than a serrated knife. (For specific information regarding serrated knives, please check the product specifications for the particular model in which you are interested). For further clarification, please see our Hybrid Sharpener Comparison Guide.

Used in a household setting, the abrasives will last for many, many years without need for repair or replacement. If the abrasives need replacement, you may send the sharpener back to EdgeCraft and, for a nominal fee, EdgeCraft will replace the abrasives, clean and lubricate the sharpener and ship it back. The abrasives, however, should last a very long time with normal household use.

No. In fact, a steel, which has no angular control, may deteriorate the super fine edge obtained by Chef’sChoice electric sharpeners if used as a regular sharpening method. A traditional steel is not a sharpening tool, rather a knife maintenance tool, which is designated to straighten the burr along the knife edge. The use of a professional sharpening service is unnecessary once you own a Chef’sChoice sharpener.

Yes. Chef’sChoice Hybrid sharpeners will safely sharpen expensive or inexpensive cutlery. They will sharpen knives manufactured from any alloy, including the hardest alloys.

There is no way to sharpen a knife without removing some metal. The trick is to remove the minimal amount of metal during sharpening. With a Chef’sChoice Hybrid sharpener, ninety-eight percent of your re-sharpening takes place in the finishing stage. The ultra-fine abrasives in this stage remove only microscopic amounts of metal. This is particularly true because with the help of the precision guides, the knife edge is presented to the ultra fine abrasives in the finishing stage, at exactly the same angle as originally sharpened. In fact, when compared to other sharpening methods, Chef’sChoice Hybrid sharpeners remove much less metal. There is no other way to sharpen and remove less metal.

Chef’sChoice offers several Hybrid models. Some models are 2-Stage sharpeners while others are 3-Stage sharpeners. Some feature CrissCross® Sharpening Technology. The Model 290 sharpens both 15° and 20° edges using advanced CrissCross® technology and 100% diamond abrasives. Stages 1 and 2 are electric with Stage 1 dedicated to 15° edge knives and Stage 2, 20° edge knives. The manual 3rd stage hones and finishes the edges of both types of knives as well as sharpening serrated knives. For further information please take a look at our Hybrid Sharpener Comparison Guide.

CrissCross® Technology is a sharpening technique found in several of our Hybrid models (220, 270 and 290) in which two 100% diamond abrasive disks sharpen simultaneously “into” and “out of” the knife edge during the sharpening process. This creates a highly effective, extremely sharp, burr-free edge with microscopic “teeth” along the cutting edge. These tiny teeth provide the “bite” in the edge and work to engage and stabilize the food for effortless cutting.

First, take an inventory of the types of knives you own. Are they 15° or 20° class? * How many knives do you own? Do you plan to add to your knife collection? If so, which style will your new knives be? Think about how often you sharpen your knives and in what manner. Do you use a steel in between sharpenings? Are you interested in owning more than one sharpening device? Are you more comfortable with one sharpening method over another; say sharpening stone, manual sharpener or electric? Please refer to A Basic Set of Kitchen Knives for useful information about kitchen cutlery and to Understanding Euro/American and Asian Style Knives for a detailed description of 15 and 20 degree class knives. Review How A Knife Dulls and Sharpening Tips for more information. Please be sure to take a look at our “Choose the Right Sharpener Guide.”

*Asian style knives typically have 15 degree edges. The edges on Santoku knives can range from 15 to 20 degrees, depending on the brand. Contemporary Euro/American knives, manufactured after 2010, typically have 15 degree edges. When we describe knife edge geometry, the numbers of degrees are for one side of the blade only. Thus the total (both sides) edge angle of a traditional Euro/American style knife is 40°, a contemporary Euro/American or Asian style knife, 30 degrees.

Chef’sChoice Hybrid knife sharpeners combine electric and manual sharpening technology at affordable prices. Our Hybrid Sharpeners apply razor sharp edges on both straight edge and serrated knives, including kitchen, fishing and light hunting knives, sports and pocket knives. Our unique, advanced, patented CrissCross sharpening technology (employed in several of our Hybrid models) and 100% diamond abrasives in all stages create the “arch-shaped”, multi-beveled edge that is the core of the sharpening process. This razor sharp, arch-shaped, professional edge is stronger and more durable than conventional V-shaped or hollow ground edges.

Chef’sChoice manual knife sharpeners are available from leading department, cookware, sports, specialty and cutlery stores as well as mail order and online catalogs. For specific retailers, please call customer service at 800-342-3255. If you prefer to order Chef’sChoice products online, please see our list of online retailers.

Chef’sChoice is determined to bring the best knife sharpening technology to knife owners everywhere. No matter what your budget, your type of knives or preferred style of sharpening, the manual and electric sharpeners offered by Chef’sChoice will put the strongest, longest lasting edge on all your knives. We offer a sharpener for every budget and sharpening need.

CrissCross® Technology is a sharpening technique found in several Chef’sChoice® sharpener models in which two 100% diamond abrasive disks sharpen simultaneously “into” and “out of” the knife edge during the sharpening process. This creates a highly effective, extremely sharp, burr-free edge with microscopic “teeth” along the cutting edge. These tiny teeth provide the “bite” in the edge and work to engage and stabilize the food for effortless cutting. The models 463, 464, 4640 and 4643 all employ CrissCross technology. For further clarification, please see our Manual Sharpener Comparison Guide.

Chef’sChoice manual sharpeners are available with different sharpening configurations. All sharpeners, however, produce an arch-shaped knife edge, which is stronger and will last longer than the conventional, straight edge produced by other sharpeners. (The arch-shaped edge is multiple angled on both sides, in order to provide more metal to support the sharp cutting edge).

Our 3-Stage manual sharpeners are designed to sharpen both 15 and 20 degree edges.

Yes, the built-in angle guides, which align the knife blade precisely, eliminate all guesswork.

If your knives are dull, resharpen them according to the instructions given in your manual. You may use the finishing stage of the sharpener for resharpening whenever your knives lose that razor-sharp, ultra-fine cutting edge. It takes less than a minute to resharpen a knife using one our manual sharpeners. You do not have to worry about excessive wear because the amount of metal removal during resharpening is negligible.

Most Chef’sChoice manual sharpeners do not sharpen single-sided knives because the abrasives sharpen both sides of the knife at the same time. (Single sided blades would need to be sharpened on only one side). The exceptions are the Model 415 Exact-V®, the Model 400 series Diamond stones and the Model 416 series Diamond steels― because sharpening takes place on one side at a time with these specific sharpeners.

While most Chef’sChoice manual sharpeners will sharpen pocket knives and hunting knives that can comfortably fit in the sharpening slots, EdgeCraft manufactures electric and manual sharpeners specifically designed to sharpen thicker hunting knives and pocket knives along with regular thinner knives. (For specific information regarding pocket knives and hunting knives, please check the product specifications for the particular model in which you are interested). For further clarification, please see our Manual Sharpener Comparison Guide.

Most Chef’sChoice manual sharpeners are designed to sharpen both straight edge and serrated knives. They straighten, re-align and sharpen the serrated tips in the final sharpening stage. TIP: A straight edged knife sharpened on a Chef’sChoice manual sharpener will do a much cleaner job of cutting a tomato or a loaf of bread than a serrated knife. (For specific information regarding serrated knives, please check the product specifications for the particular model in which you are interested). For further clarification, please see our Manual Sharpener Comparison Guide and How A Knife Dulls

In fact, a steel, which has no angular control, may deteriorate the super fine edge obtained by Chef’sChoice manual sharpeners if used as a regular sharpening method. A traditional steel is not a sharpening tool, rather a knife maintenance tool, which is designated to straighten the burr along the knife edge. The use of a professional sharpening service unnecessary once you own a Chef’sChoice sharpener.

There is no way to sharpen a knife without removing some metal. The trick is to remove the minimal amount of metal during sharpening. With a Chef’sChoice manual sharpener, ninety-eight percent of your re-sharpening takes place in the finishing stage. The ultra-fine abrasives in this stage remove only microscopic amounts of metal. This is particularly true because with the help of the precision guides, the knife edge is presented to the ultra fine abrasives in the finishing stage, at exactly the same angle as originally sharpened. In fact, when compared to other sharpening methods, Chef’sChoice manual sharpeners remove much less metal. There is no other way to sharpen and remove less metal.

Yes. Chef’sChoice manual sharpeners will safely sharpen expensive or inexpensive cutlery. They will sharpen knives manufactured from all metal alloys, even the hardest alloys.

First, take an inventory of the types of knives you own. Are they 15° or 20° class? * How many knives do you own? Do you plan to add to your knife collection? If so, which style will your new knives be? Think about how often you sharpen your knives and in what manner. Do you use a steel in between sharpenings? Are you interested in owning more than one sharpening device? Are you more comfortable with one sharpening method over another; say sharpening stone, manual sharpener or electric? Please refer to A Basic Set of Kitchen Knives for useful information about kitchen cutlery and to Understanding Euro/American and Asian Style Knives for a detailed description of 15 and 20 degree class knives. Review How A Knife Dulls and Sharpening Tips for more information. Please be sure to take a look at our “Choose the Right Sharpener Guide.”

*Asian style knives typically have 15 degree edges. The edges on Santoku knives can range from 15 to 20 degrees, depending on the brand. Contemporary Euro/American knives, manufactured after 2010, typically have 15 degree edges. When we describe knife edge geometry, the numbers of degrees are for one side of the blade only. Thus the total (both sides) edge angle of a traditional Euro/American style knife is 40°, a contemporary Euro/American or Asian style knife, 30 degrees.

There are those who are more comfortable with sharpening their knives by hand. Others seek a lower cost alternative to electric sharpeners. For quick touch-ups at home, manual sharpeners can easily fit into kitchen or workshop drawers. Manual sharpeners are small and light and are an excellent choice when traveling, for vacation homes, school dormitories, office or efficiency kitchens, etc. Whatever your needs, Chef’sChoice® offers a large array of advanced technology manual knife sharpeners with varying features and benefits and at many different prices.

An important feature of Chef’sChoice manual sharpeners is their compatibility with Chef’sChoice Electric and Hybrid sharpeners. Professional chefs and outdoor enthusiasts who typically sharpen their knives on a Chef’sChoice electric sharpener will take along a Chef’sChoice manual sharpener while traveling or out in the field.

Chef’sChoice electric knife sharpeners are available from leading department, cookware, sports, specialty and cutlery stores as well as mail order and online catalogs. For specific retailers, please call customer service at 800-342-3255. If you prefer to order Chef’sChoice products online, please see our list of online retailers.

Chef’sChoice is determined to bring the best knife sharpening technology to knife owners everywhere. No matter what your budget, your type of knives or sharpening needs, the Hybrid, manual and electric sharpeners offered by Chef’sChoice will put the strongest, longest-lasting edge on all your knives. We offer a sharpener for every budget and sharpening need.

Our 2-Stage electric sharpeners create a double-bevel (arch-shaped) knife edge, which is stronger and will last longer than the conventional, straight or hollow ground edges produced by other sharpeners. These models are more budget friendly than our 3-Stage models which tend to be more versatile or create triple bevel arch-shaped edges.

All three models have 3 stages. The Model 120 incorporates conical 100% diamond coated disks in Stages 1 and 2 and a revolutionary stropping/polishing disk in Stage 3. The Model 130 incorporates 100% diamond abrasives in Stage 1, a super-hardened miniature steel in Stage 2 and the flexible stropping/polishing disk in Stage 3. The Model 1520 is designed to sharpen both 15 and 20 degree class knives. Stage 1 restores and recreates a 15 degree angle on your contemporary Euro/American and Asian style knives and Stage 2 is used for a 20 degree edge on traditional European/American style cutlery. Stage 3 is a flexible stropping/polishing disk, used for both 15 and 20 degree edges.

Yes, the built-in precision angle guides, which hold the knife blade securely at exactly the right angle, eliminate all guesswork.

If your knives are dull, resharpen them according to the instructions given in your manual. You may use the last finishing stage of the sharpener for resharpening whenever your knives lose that razor-sharp, ultra-fine cutting edge. It takes approximately 15-30 seconds to resharpen a knife. You do not have to worry about excessive wear because the amount of metal removal during resharpening in the finishing stage is negligible.

Yes, all Chef’sChoice® Professional electric sharpeners sharpen single-sided knives because sharpening takes place on one side at a time. Single-sided blades would be sharpened on only one side in each of the sharpening stages.

While most Chef’sChoice electric sharpeners will sharpen pocket knives and hunting knives that can comfortably fit in the sharpening slots, we do manufacture electric sharpeners specifically designed to sharpen thicker hunting knives and pocket knives along with regular thinner knives. (For specific information regarding pocket knives and hunting knives, please check the product specifications for the particular model in which you are interested). For further clarification, please see our Electric Sharpener Comparison Guide.

Most Chef’sChoice electric sharpeners are designed to sharpen both straight edge and serrated knives. They straighten, re-align and sharpen the serrated tips in the final sharpening stage. TIP: A straight edged knife sharpened on a Chef’sChoice electric sharpener will do a much cleaner job of cutting a tomato or a loaf of bread than a serrated knife. (For specific information regarding serrated knives, please check the product specifications for the particular model in which you are interested). For further clarification, please see our Electric Sharpener Comparison Guide and Guide to Sharpening Serrated Knives. (See our Web Glossary, which describes how serrated edges dull).

Used in a household setting, the abrasives will last for many, many years without need for repair or replacement. If the abrasives need replacement, you may send the sharpener back to EdgeCraft and, for a nominal fee, EdgeCraft will replace the abrasives, clean and lubricate the sharpener and ship it back in almost new condition. The abrasives, however, should last a very long time with normal household use.

No. In fact, a steel, which has no angular control, may deteriorate the super fine edge obtained by Chef’sChoice electric sharpeners if used as a regular sharpening method. A traditional steel is not a sharpening tool, rather a knife maintenance tool, which is designated to straighten the burr along the knife edge.

The use of a professional sharpening service is unnecessary once you own a Chef’sChoice sharpener.

First, take an inventory of the types of knives you own. Are they 15° or 20° class? * How many knives do you own? Do you plan to add to your knife collection? If so, which style will your new knives be? Think about how often you sharpen your knives and in what manner. Do you use a steel in between sharpenings? Are you interested in owning more than one sharpening device? Are you more comfortable with one sharpening method over another; say sharpening stone, manual sharpener or electric? Please refer to A Basic Set of Kitchen Knives for useful information about kitchen cutlery and to Understanding Euro/American and Asian Style Knives for a detailed description of 15 and 20 degree class knives. Review “How A Knife Dulls and Sharpening Tips for more information. Please be sure to take a look at our “Choose the Right Sharpener Guide.”

*Asian style knives typically have 15 degree edges. The edges on Santoku knives can range from 15 to 20 degrees, depending on the brand. Contemporary Euro/American knives, manufactured after 2010, typically have 15 degree edges. When we describe knife edge geometry, the numbers of degrees are for one side of the blade only. Thus the total (both sides) edge angle of a traditional Euro/American style knife is 40°, a contemporary Euro/American or Asian style knife, 30 degrees.

Advanced Technology: Chef’sChoice® electric sharpeners are precision crafted machines whose advanced technology provides the user with the most intuitive, easy to use sharpening experience. 100% diamond abrasives, pre-set precision angle guides and multiple sharpening stages quickly create an incredibly sharp, arch-shaped edge that is strong and long-lasting with minimal effort required by the user. All electric sharpeners are designed, engineered and assembled in the USA, ensuring consistent production and top quality machines.

Chef’sChoice® electric sharpeners create a superior edge geometry. Because they operate at a speed of 3,600 revolutions per minute, the 100% diamond abrasive disks are able to do their work many times faster than possible with hand sharpening. This allows the abrasives to be much finer, which in turn allows the formation of a sharper more flawless edge. The finer the abrasives used to sharpen an edge the sharper and more perfect the edge will be.

History: There are many reasons why Chef’sChoice electric sharpeners are the best. Foremost among them is the dedication to excellence that began over 30 years ago when retired DuPont engineer, Dan Friel Sr. produced the first of its kind electric sharpener based on meticulous research, catapulting knife sharpening into the 21st century. Today, Chef’sChoice® electric sharpeners remain in the forefront, continuing to provide the sharpest knives possible to consumers throughout the world.

A Brand You Can Trust: Today, EdgeCraft Corporation produces the most technologically advanced sharpeners in the world with over 100 models available, more than 100 product trademarks and hundreds of patents. Manufactured in the US and marketed in over 70 countries, Chef’sChoice® sharpeners are recognized as market leaders worldwide.

In the kitchen, a knife sharpener is one of the only appliances that actually changes the nature of another appliance―your cutlery. And since cutlery can be a significant investment, you want to be sure to place your trust in a sharpener that improves and protects your investments. Chef’sChoice® is a brand you can trust.

There is no way to sharpen a knife without removing some metal. The trick is to remove the minimal amount of metal during sharpening. With a Chef’sChoice electric sharpener, ninety-eight percent of your re-sharpening takes place in the finishing stage. The ultra-fine abrasives in this stage remove only microscopic amounts of metal. This is particularly true because with the help of the precision guides, the knife edge is presented to the ultra fine abrasives in the finishing stage, at exactly the same angle as originally sharpened. In fact, when compared to other sharpening methods, Chef’sChoice electric sharpeners remove much less metal. There is no other way to sharpen and remove less metal.

Yes. Chef’sChoice electric sharpeners will safely sharpen expensive or inexpensive cutlery. They will sharpen knives manufactured from any alloy including the hardest alloys.