Chef's Choice 220 includes manual and electric sharpening with 100% diamond abrasive wheels that make all the difference when it comes to creating a burr-free consistent edge. Knives come out with a super-sharp and polished edge from stage 2 and have a arch shaped edge that is not only sharp but also durable when it comes out of stage 1. Unlike other sharpeners that are unable to give a precision sharpness to both straight and serrated knives the Chef’s Choice gives razor sharp edges to both types of knives.
What we like:
Low-priced sharpening unit that is perfect for home chef’s requiring sharpening of household knives or to fix well-worn knives so they have a sharper, cleaner edge. This is a solidly built unit that should last for years. This model is easy to use and stores well so it is out of the way when not in use.
What we don’t like:
Manufacturer warns in the instructions that there is the possibility of “rub marks” and there are reviews of this occurring. There are better looking sharpeners but this one works well and performance is more important than looks when it comes to a knife sharpener because it is not a kitchen appliance that is purchased for looks.
The bottom line:
The Chef’s Choice 220 is the choice recommended to anyone looking for a low-priced unit that sharpens ordinary kitchen knives well, is a sturdy unit that can easily be stored when not in use. It is not a professional model nor will it give the precision cut expected from higher priced models but for everyday sharpening needs it really gets the job done. This is a very affordable model made for kitchen chefs in need of something that is easy to use.