Thread in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' Thread starter Started by burntrice, Start date Jul 30, 2012; Jul 30, 2012 #1 burntrice. Cooking Knife Reviews. It does get a bit tricky when you try to sharpen the end of the knife closest to the handle - you end up manually guiding your knife through. © 2020 Pty. I have a set of Global knives which in my mind is one of the most important piece of equipment you can have in the kitchen. In my opinion this should be spelled out clearly in any on line product description. Tried it on an old Global knife that has not been sharpened properly for years. Minosharp’s lineup of ceramic water sharpeners consists of models 220, 440, and 550. Admittedly, I don't have a big family so the usage is not as much as some families but it's still my go to knife. Also replacement wheels can be purchased they don't last forever. I don't believe there would be many knives you could say that about. Both left and right handed use and always with water in the reservoir. See the Best Knife Sharpeners in 2020 as rated by Australians on This product doesn't do a very good job on non Japanese knives because Japanese blades are angled differently. To give Dad something he actually loves - and uses daily - read on for a list of Christmas gift ideas on Dad's secret wish list. In my opinion this should be spelled out clearly in any on line product description.Nice design. Sharpness feels almost like new so am very happy with the product. Push-pull strokes. You will get a passable edge on a non Japanese knife but nothing to compare with the edge you can get on a Global knife. ***CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT ON AMAZON*** You don't really need to apply any force when sharpening. The coarse wheel will grind away more material, more quickly. The true ‘razor edge freaks’ will have to take a look Japanese water stones. It won’t give you the same results as a stone or professional service, but it’s not too far behind and there isn’t too much of a difference to be honest. I've used the sharpener on vitorinox serated edge knives with good effect. I... t is a 3 stage set up where you first supply water into the sharpener unit (to prevent overheating during the sharpening process) and run your knives through each of the individual whetstones from coarse, to medium to the fine stones. The true ‘razor edge freaks’ will have to take a look Japanese water stones. Never needed to replace the ceramic disks as of yet and going on about 8 years of owning this. Older knives have been renewed. However, this can be a tricky feat if your mum hasn’t told you what kind of gift she’d be happy with. In the end, you’ll have a better idea of which Minosharp water sharpener is right for you. Your trust is our top concern. The different colours represent the differing coarseness of the wheels. Further details in the disclaimer. Of all the knife sharpeners which we tested, the Minosharp Plus 3 is an absolute winner. After the sharpening process, I normally do another paper-cut test to ensure the knives are sharpened and lo and behold, the paper cuts with ease. I have used it on my Mundial knives quite successfully, but with them I also alternate with a steel. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links. The finer wheel will grind away less and leave a finer cutting edge. I have invested a bit in my Global knives therefore to maintain it's sharpness I've purchased a MinoSharp 3. Review by Karen T. on 10 September 2013 Verified Owner After reading many reviews, and deciding between the minosharp or the ceramic stones, I've decided to buy the minosharp plus 3, because I want the easy application and having 3 different grind stones is what I was looking for. Once a month the sharpener comes out and I sharpen the knives. The design of the housing makes them nearly useless for small knifes and the section of blade near the heel is missed altogether on any knife, Chef's Choice 120 EdgeSelect Professional, Baccarat Cuisine Pro Sharpening Steel 20cm. The Minosharp Plus 3 is one of my favorite picks/recommendations for a pull through sharpener. I've been using this on my global knives for several months now. I've tried pull only strokes, push only strokes. How to get the best out of this review: I’d highly recommend you read ALL 3 reviewsif you wish to get the most value. Always use the finer wheel last. I recently bought three knives at a quarter of the price for use in another property. Global knives quality is outstanding. It works best on Global knives because they have a different edge angle from many other knives. However, they do demand some technique and practice at first. It's the best 'simple' sharpener I've had so far (and I've tried a few). A good investment indeed to prolong the use of our knives. Similar opinion? Global MinoSharp 3 Ceramic Water Sharpener (Knife Sharpener): 4.1 out of 5 stars from 10 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site If it doesn't cut through the paper without additional force, in my opinion the knives will need sharpening. The sharpener does a job albeit not brilliantly well. Den slipar klart bäst av de testade modellerna, även om det grövsta hjulet bara behöver användas i undantagsfall. I was given a 13 cm flexible utility Global knife when they first came to Australia just over 30 years ago and in that time, I've only sharpened it about 10 times. However, they do demand some technique and practice at first. The Global knife is a different shaped edge to other brand knives, that's why they hold their sharpness so well and for so long. These enable you to put the ultimate razor edge on any blade. We have owned a set of global knives for about seven years and the sharpener for the same length of time. Companies can't alter or remove reviews from Of all the knife sharpeners which we tested, the Minosharp Plus 3 is an absolute winner. Probably not what a pro chef would use, but you need a fair amount of practice and co-ordination to use those pointy things. I normally grab a piece of paper and run it along the blades. This ensures for an even sharpening process. As others have said, however, it seems to work best with Global knives.I have had no problems with broken wheels, but recently bought a replacement fine wheel just to make sure it's working at its best.Today I have just ordered my fourth sharpener, having now given one to each of my three adult children, all of whom appreciate a sharp knife. Very happy overall. When I was using the unit, a firm grasp is needed to hold down the sharpener to your table as you are running the knives through the stones. Unlikely to replace routine professional sharpening but has so far prolonged the time between. Since many mothers tend to spout selfless phrases like ‘please don’t spend any money on me,’ Christmas is a great opportunity to spoil your Mum. I have use the sharpener about 10 times over the last few years , every time until today no problems, Despite using light pressure if any, drawing the blades back & forth, today the white wheel supporting shaft snapped in two. Mr Mino, the creator of the knife, is still doing demos in public and on youtube. The little wheels cracked despite only using the weight of the blade and not pushing down on the knife.