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Chef's Choice Hybrid Sharpeners

At Sharpening Supplies, we test the products we sell. By testing our sharpeners, we can provide recommendations based on actual hands on experience, and not just the product specifications.

We've found the Chef's Choice line of Hybrid Sharpeners to be a great value in electric sharpeners because they combine electric sharpening stages along with a manual honing stage. However, not all are created equal. We've found sharpeners with the CrissCross technology offer a superior cutting edge. Based on this, we prefer the Chef's Choice Models 220, 270 and 290.

Best Inexpensive Sharpener: The Chef's Choice Model 220 is the least expensive model with the CrissCross Technology.

Best Overall Sharpener: The Chef's Choice Model 270 is our personal favorite, it offers a coarse stage, a fine stage and honing stage with the CrissCross Technology.

Best for Japanese and American Knives: The Chef's Choice Model 290 sharpens to both a 15 degree angle for many Japanese style knives, and a 20 degree angle for most American and German knives.


Chef's Choice Hybrid Sharpener Comparison Guide
Chef's Choice 210 Chef's Choice 220 Chef's Choice 250 Chef's Choice 270 Chef's Choice 290
Model Number 210 220 250 270 290
Sharpening Supplies Recommendations   Best Inexpensive Sharpener   Best Overall Sharpener Best for Japanese
& American Knives
Precision Angle Guides Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of Stages 2 2 3 3 3
Nominal Knife Edge Angle(s) 20° 20° 20° 20° 15° or 20°
Abrasives 100% Diamonds 100% Diamonds 100% Diamonds 100% Diamonds 100% Diamonds
Coarse Sharpening Stage (Electric) No No Yes Yes No
Fine Sharpening Stage (Electric) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Honing/Polishing Stage (Manual) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CrissCross™ Sharpening Technology No Yes No Yes Yes
Watts 30 42 42 42 42
Stainless Steel Knife Guides and Features No Yes No Yes Yes
Recommended for Kitchen and Household Knives Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recommended for Serrated Knives Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recommended for Light Sports and Pocket Knives Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recommended for More Heavily Used Knives No No Yes Yes Yes
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Manufacturing Source U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A.
M.S.R.P $40.00 $55.00 $65.00 $80.00 $130.00
Sharpening Supplies Price $29.99 $39.99 $49.99 $69.99 $99.99
Purchasing Information Buy Model 210
Buy Model 220 Buy Model 250 Buy Model 270 Buy Model 290