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Plus 3 Black/Red Sharpener

by Minosharp
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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  • Minosharp Plus 3 Sharpener -
  • With coarse, medium and fine ceramic sharpening wheels.
  • Supplied by Global but not Global branded.
  • Boxed
  • Recommended for Global Knives

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  • Item Weight: 318 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: 550/BR
  • ASIN: B0015S0VN2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Oct 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,750 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

MinoSharp Easy To Use Ceramic Water Wheel Sharpeners - for some people, learning the skill of intermediate sharpening with a ceramic or diamond rod is difficult. It is essential that you maintain your knives on a regular basis and it will be easier to maintain them for the long term. Global recommend the use of a water wheel sharpener called MinoSharp and MinoSharp Plus. These are hand held ceramic sharpeners and no experience or skill is required to use them simply fill the reservoir with water and run your knife backwards and forwards a few times. The revolutionary ceramic wheels ensure the blade is sharpened at the correct angle.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sharpener for expensive knives 6 Dec 2010
By T. Chan
I have two sets of knives at home - Wustof and Tojiro. I do alot of cooking at home and to be honest, I prefer to chop with my knives rather than at times, using a mini food processor or the like. Having attended cooking school in my spare time, I was told that if you have a blunt knifes, the best way to sharpen your knife is to use a water whetstone but to get the proper edge on a blade, this will mean you'll need at least 3 whetstones with a coarse, medium and fine grit in order to bring the "edge" back on a blunt blade. Once sharp, the idea then is to maintain the edge buy using a sharpening steel to hone the blades each time after use. 3 whetstones? What a palaver and I dont have room in my kitchen to store 3 whetstones. Maybe if i'm in a professional kitchen, but i'm not, I'm just a home cook.

Then I read about the Minosharp 3. It has 3 water whetstone rollers - coarse, medium and fine and the wheels are replaceable too! The device is simple to use on both my Wusthof and Tojiro knifes and they are now extremely sharp. I did have reservations at first that it is only for Global knives but it works just as well on my knives which have both European and Japanese blades.

How does it work? You lift up the clear plastic lid, fill it with cold water, close the lid and run your knife through it 8 or 9 times starting with the coarse wheel, then the medium wheel and finishing with the fine wheel. The wheels are colour coded and angled too so that it will give about a 12-15 degree angle on the edge. Brilliant!

The only downside I cant say about this device is that it does leave a little scratch on the side of your knife. This is a minor issue as your knife will still be super sharp. Also, it doesnt sharpen right to the tip, about 0.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best!!!! 12 May 2010
This sharpener is fantastic.Used on proCook knifes, it has brought them up sharper than new!!(wish I had found this before wasting LOTS of money on a diamond fischer chefs steele and a whetstone) I cannot recommend this product highter, its great!! very simple and fast to use, and the results cannot be beaten.Has made my knives a joy to use.Hope the wheels last a long time, but you can tell it is a quality piece of kit, so am sure they will(if not replacements are avail on ebay etc if needed)BUY IT !!!! I promise you will not be disappointed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I'd bought this terrible knife sharpener which, as it turned out, had nothing to do with Global at all and took metal shavings off my very expensive Global knife. After getting a refund for it. I went to a shop and was advised by the owner, a former butcher to buy this one.

It restored the edge of my precious Global knife and sharpened all the other one perfectly. It is an expensive sharpener but if you want sharp knives and are willing to pay the price, I highly recommend this one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much better... 5 Nov 2010
I am truly amazed at the performance difference between this and the less expensive (2 wheel) Minosharp. This model is SO MUCH BETTER and well worth the extra cost. As well as having 3 wheels, which are significantly larger than on the 2 wheel model, this unit is also more robust, stable, comfortable and easier to use.
I was never really satisfied with the performance of the smaller Minosharp on my Global knives, so when one of its wheels broke I began looking for something better. Being sceptical about buying another Minosharp I almost bought a different type of sharpener that has 'Global' in its name, however, after reading a number of unfortunate reviews of that product, I chose the slightly dearer Minosharp Plus3 instead. Now, after very little effort, my precious Globals are back to their brand-new sharpness and are once again a pleasure to use.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Global Knives - This is it! 4 April 2011
Mr r Hyndford - 'A waste of money' You sir, do not know what you are talking about!

I have around 6 global knives of varying types and also use MinoSharp wet stones

1/Medium 1000 grit, and

2/Super 6000 grit

to sharpen them, afterwards I strop with a leather belt, to further polish the edges.

They are then sharp!

Today I went and picked up a GLOBAL G2 Cooks Knife 20cm and a G-48 Santoku fluted knife 18cm in Cardiff, and also a MinoSharp Plus Sharpener 'to try out'.

After bringing them home, I found by comparing the new knives to my older others, they did have the edge on my other sharpened knives, not much but 'the edge' nonetheless;

I ran my knifes only through the fine (yellow) part of the sharpener as these where already there more or less.


I managed in 20 or so stokes to restore my 5-6 year old knifes to factory standard! They are again scarily sharp which I love. Why didn't I do this all along!

Sorry to sound 'cheezy' but this sharpener puts the 'edge' back on your knive/s.

I can tell you that I have tried a Chef's Choice diamond hone, Electric power stone Sharpener & Wetstones (Which are also amazing) and I would send all back except my wetstones and minosharp plus.

The minosharp plus is easier to use than Wetstones and cleaner, but there is something I find satisfying about 'manually' using Wetstones to sharpen a blade, relaxing almost?

From the off if you use the yellow before and after, 10 strokes max, your knife will always stay like razors. I will be from know on, only using to polish up my blades on Wetstones maybe every six months, hell I may be able to go once a year.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow
I have a nice set of knives, but only had a steel to sharpen/dress them.

Read lots of reviews on various other options, plumped for this, and not disappointed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by johno
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy
Used on my Global knives which hadn't been sharpened for some time. No expertise required, easy to use, the device does all the work. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MaKen
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent and easy to use sharpener
Primarily I bought this to keep my Global knives sharp, but this particular model is meant to be suitable for European knives too. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Stewart Airey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for restoring knives to their original sharpness
I've had a set of Henckels 5-star knives for about 20 years and over that time their edge had deteriorated despite regular use of a diamond coated steel. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and Easy
Brought my old global knife back to its best in a few seconds. Quick and easy to use, thought it was a bit pricey but considering the job it does its good value for money.
Published 6 months ago by Chris B
4.0 out of 5 stars Product that actually works and can rescue your knives
Tried various products, whetstone is by far the best to get that ideal edge on a knife, but with a high time/effort overhead. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ian Springett
4.0 out of 5 stars Minosharpener
I am an experienced cook and vey fussy about my knives, I have tried many sharpeners. This is the best one yet
Published 13 months ago by memsahib
4.0 out of 5 stars Works very well
I bought this to replace my worn-out two-wheel version of the product and it does the job very well on my Global knives.
Published 13 months ago by Surrealistic
4.0 out of 5 stars best knife sharpener
Really works, unlike other knife sharpeners that I have had. The only reason it's not a 5 star is because I have trouble opening it to fill it with water, but I think that might... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. G. R. Bryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Sharpener
The base of the unit should be wider to increase the stability of the unit when it is in use
Published 16 months ago by Sootycat1
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