Product Comparison: MinoSharp 220 vs MinoSharp Plus 3


General Specifications
Brand
MinoSharp
MinoSharp
Model
220
Plus 3
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
This is an effective and easy to use knife sharpener. First you fill the water reservoir and draw blade through the coarse ceramic wheels to sharpen, then draw the knife through the medium ceramic wheels to hone edge for a razor sharp finish.
This Minosharp Plus 3 ceramic water sharpener is extemely easy to use and recommended for sharpening GLOBAL knives and most other knife brands.
Key Specs
Type
Mechanical
Manual
Design
Tablestand
Handheld
Best For
Fine edge on Japanese knives
Chef's Knives, Santoku Knives, Bread Knives, Hunting Knives, Fillet Knives, Pocket Knives
Polishing
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MinoSharp 220 Knife Sharpener
  • It is very effective and sharpened my knives quickly and easily, recommended!
  • Simple and effective. Knives super-sharp again in less than a minute.
  • FANTASTIC result, my favourite knife is where it belongs, in my knife rack and not the rubbish bin.
  • Good solution for those of us who never managed to get along with sharpening steels and for whom the use of a whetstone seems like some arcane art.
  • Great for Japanese knives eg Global - I bought another sharpener and damaged three of my global knives before I realised there was a consistent issue.
MinoSharp Plus 3 Ceramic Water Sharpener 550 - Black/Red
  • This is an easy to use product ideal for anyone who is unfamiliar with or looking for an alternitive to stones.
  • Very clean to use no mess-you could have this sat on your worktop while cooking and sharpen as you go.
  • The finish on the edge is not as polished as you get with a proper fine whetstone but you get a usable edge quickly and cleanly.
  • A well maintained knife will only need couple of strokes on the medium & fine wheels. This tool keeps my Global set at optimum.
  • My Minosharp does the job for me badly, slow and difficult.
Size & Weight
Height
2.8 in
2.8 in
Depth
1.8 in
2.4 in
Width
8.1 in
9.5 in
Weight
5.9 oz
8.2 oz
Sharpening
Sharpening Abrasives
Coarse wheel, Pink wheel
Ceramic Water Wheel
Sharpening Stages
Sharpening Stage, Coarse stage
Sharpening Stage
Sharpening Angle
15°, 20°
15°, 20°
What customers say about "Sharpening"
MinoSharp 220 Knife Sharpener
  • The shape of the ceramic stones & the slots in the plastic cover ensure that you maintain that 10-15 degree angle that is so important not to damage your knives.
  • My knife was that bad it did take around 40 passes on the white coarse wheel to get it back into shape then a few passes on the pink wheel and it is razor sharp again.
  • If your blade is particularly dull then use the white coarse wheel first, then finish with the fine pink wheel with another 7 or 8 strokes. Always finish with the pink wheel to ensure a fine edge.
  • Wow - I was amazed at how sharp this gets my Global knife without applying any pressure. Just 8 light strokes through each wheel and its back to brand new.
  • Great sharpener - the two grades of wheel is excellent. Expensive - but well worth it if you have a good knife.
MinoSharp Plus 3 Ceramic Water Sharpener 550 - Black/Red
  • Knives come out sharp but not quite the razor edge you get with a stone but the edge looks like it will last.
  • 10 strokes on each wheel in one direction not back and forth, and they are razor again.
  • For those of you who can't keep a knife at an 8 degree angle this sharpener was made for you and it gives the best results I have obtained using various sharpeners over the years.
  • Upon trying my knife in the sharpener I followed all relevant instructions, but the knife kept riding up and grinding along the top edge of the rollers. This threw off the angle and caused issues.
  • They're not perfect though; due to the angle of the wheels, you can never sharpen down both edges right to the tip of the blade.
Features
Color
Grey/Black
Black/Red
Materials
Ceramic
Plastic
Base Type
Rubber-like grip
Rubber-like grip
On/Off Switch Button
No
No
Extras
Water filled for a razor sharp finish
Three ceramic wheels - coarse, medium and fine, Suitable for all Knives
What customers say about "Features"
MinoSharp 220 Knife Sharpener
  • Compact and easy to use, this will keep your knives good and sharp.
  • Rubber on the handle and on the under side at the 'heel' and toe help it to stay put when in use.
  • It is not very big and easily fits in my kitchen pretty standard kitchen draws.
  • The water bath is a key differentiator. I've bought another one for my in-laws too.
  • In less than a month one of the plastic spools on which the ceramic wheels sits snapped off.
MinoSharp Plus 3 Ceramic Water Sharpener 550 - Black/Red
  • For very poor blades the coarse wheel will provide a improved edge, the medium and fine are to finish the job off to provide razor sharp edge.
  • This is a better version of the two wheel one which I have owned for several years. Very sturdy and works well but a bit pricey.
  • The construction seems of a higher quality, large ceramic wheels, good handle - so pleased with the purchase so far.
  • Ceramic wheels are replaceable, and the unit is nicely made so should last a long time.
  • Annoying that even if your knives where reasonably sharp before, you may need to use each wheel in turn to create a new edge profile so that the Minosharp will sharpen correctly.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 years
1 years
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
25.95 $


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