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Kuhn Rikon Mini-Pro Knife Sharpener, Green

4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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  • Compact knife sharpener with stylish, functional European design
  • Sharpens Japanese and German style blades as well as nonstick coated blades
  • High-quality ceramic sharpening stone
  • Hand guard and non-slip feet for safety
  • Not for ceramic or serrated blades

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Product Description

A sharp knife is simply a joy to use. Everything - chopping, mincing and precision cutting - is easier and faster. And now it is easier than ever to keep your knives sharp with the powerful Mini Pro Knife Sharpener from Kuhn Rikon. Designed and engineered in Switzerland. The Mini Pro sharpens Japanese and German style blades as well as nonstick coated blades. The quality ceramic sharpening stone is made by Kyocera, Japan gives a perfect edge every time. Hard guard and non-slip feet for extra safety. Compact size for easy storage and traveling.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4 x 1.8 x 2 inches
Item Weight 3.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces
Manufacturer Kuhn Rikon
ASIN B004Q3QIOE
Item model number 2944
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4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #495,040 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#1,764 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Knife Sharpeners
#6,552 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Specialty Appliances
Date first available at Amazon.com March 1, 2011

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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I have a bunch of Kuhn Rikon knives. I wanted to spend a fortune on high end knives like Shun, but the the Kuhn Rikon knives did such a good job that, with an entire set costing less than a single Shun, I quickly abandoned "status" and bought the Kuhn Rikons.

No matter who makes a knife or how well the knives are treated, they will eventually need sharpening. Since the knives carried the Kuhn Rikon label, I decided the sharpener should, too. The sharpener does not disappoint! Just a few strokes and my knives are just as sharp as the day the were unsealed! The sharpener is virtually idiot-proof since all one has to do is pull a knife through a few times.

The one odd thing about the sharpener is that it's awkward to open at first. It was a bit sticky. However, the sharpener does such a good job that I decided not to take off any stars. DEFINITELY recommended!
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By RLP on October 29, 2010
Color: Blue Verified Purchase
I have several Kuhn Rikon knives, and love them. They are so much better than the more expensive knives that I own. So, when I saw this sharpener advertised on TV, I came to Amazon to see if I could find a better deal (which I did), and ordered it. It arrived within a few days, and I immediately sharpened all of my knives. I can't really say that I saw much of a difference in the before and after sharpening. I have another knife sharpener that seems to work just as well, and cost half as much. I am giving it 3 stars because it is OK...but wouldn't recommend or buy again.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I'm not a knife snob. I can't afford the really top-notch blades, and I've never taken the time to learn how to use a whetstone or a sharpening steel. But I do like the Kuhn-Rikon and Pure Komachi knives I have, and when their edges finally dulled, I wasn't thrilled at the prospect of buying all-new blades.

I took a chance on the Kuhn-Rikon Mini Pro, and it's great! 20 swipes through the disks, and I can cut through an orange without putting any pressure on the knife handle. The sharpener is small and tucks away nicely. It may not be the connoisseur's choice, but it works for me!
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Color: Red Verified Purchase
For many years the only two knives I had in my kitchen were two red Rikon ceramic ones. They worked really well, but dulled a little with so much use. I ordered this sharpener in hopes of reviving them, but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference and just takes up extra space in my incredibly small kitchen. The sharpener probably cost more than both of the knives combined, so it's probably best just to buy new knives (Home Goods and TJ Maxx always seem to have these). I wanted to like this sharpener and should probably try using it one more time, but as of yet it hasn't made any difference.
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Color: Green Verified Purchase
Lightweight so we'll see if it lasts. But the design is quite smart; the cover flips up and out of the way when you need to use the sharpener. When you're done, flip the cover back down and save a couple of inches of storage space. Japanese knives need a specific sharpener; they have a different angle than US/European knives do.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
To be honest, this is my first home-sharpening implement. I am one of those people who has to keep unloading a whole tray of blunt knives at the professional sharpening shop every year because I get through sharp blades extremely fast. I chop a mountain-load of produce every month. It's no wonder that my knives get VERY blunt.

One of the commenters in another review helpfully pointed out an instructional video for using this sharpener at the Kuhh Rikon website:[...] Agreed that knife-sharpening is not exactly rocket-science or even neurosurgery but it's useful to give it a quick view before using this sharpener.

My knives are around 20% sharper than they were before running them through this Kuhn Rikon sharpener for an average of 20+ times. Is that worth $10.60 or whatever the price is right now? I will let you decide. I could perhaps get through my blunt-knife phase with this sharpener but it is not a replacement for professional sharpening.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Looks cool, sharpening part back to in the box.
Can't count how many times impressed my dinner guest.
Sharpening knife fine.
Only con is I wish sharpening part does more sold. It works but little bit rocky when I use it.
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Color: Black
Ah bocht this wee thing fur tae sherpen ma cleavers an' ither things tae. Jings, Help ma Boab !! It's rerr !! It's awfy sherp. It's that sherp Ah cut aff twa o' ma fingers. Jist as well Ah stoapt or Ah'd huv cut aff Ma ain heid !!! Ah'm no' richt in the heid, an' aw. An' then it broke so Ah jist hud tae sherpen ma knife oan the windae sole like whit ma granny did.
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