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@hopefloats: I use the tool (haha I don’t remember the term for it, but the long stick looking thing – geeze my friend the foodie/cook will kill me right now) that comes with it, pretty much after every use. But I think you could get away with once a week or so? Depending on how much you cook?
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We have Wusthof and they’re awesome!
Post # 20
I’ve got a block set from Chicago cutlery. My parents jsut started on their second set in about 25 years, so they last a pretty long time. I sharpen mine about every 2 months and I cook daily, so they hold a nice edge. They should definitely be in your price range.
Post # 21
Ginsu knives. They were recommended by Consumer Reports. 5 years later and they still work great!
Post # 22
I have Wusthof Classic knives- this set from Williams-Sonoma, plus the tomato knife and the 6″ chef knife. I cook a lot and I just love them. There is nothing quite like a high quality knife.
My parents have Wusthof Classic knives from their wedding and they will be celebrating their 30th next year. They have cared for them very well, honed regularly and professionally sharpened once or twice a year, and they perform exactly the same as my 2 year old ones.
Shun and Henckels are good brands too- you just have to be careful which line you choose with Henckels because they make a range from cheap crappy ones to professional level ones.
Post # 24
I worked for a knife shop for years and I can tell you most great knife sets are outrageously priced. Now that we got the obvious out of the way I will tell you the top 3 best selling knives from our store and the ones I found worked the best as well from years of experiments and trial and error. In order they are:
And though we did not have these at our store, I bought some years ago and SWORE by them and wish I could get ahold of them today and buy a full set because they were literally the best knives I have ever had (with the addition of some Shun heavy duty chef knives) and they were Cutco Cuttlery knives.
You can not do wrong with ANY of those brands so now it’s just a personal preference for you.
Post # 25
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
We didn’t put any knives on our registry, and we majorly regretted it afterwards. A couple people gave us gift cards, so we used them to buy a new Wusthof chef’s knife and a bread knife. We want to get a couple paring knives, too, but ran out of gift card money so we’ll need to save for those ourselves.
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- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We have the Wusthof Ikon Classic line. Love them!
Post # 27
So many great responses! I’m going to research most of these knives, but so far I’m still leaning towards the Wusthof 9 piece classic
Post # 28
Wow, I need new knives. I had heard good things about Henkel knives but hadn’t heard of wustoff. I may loook into those as well. I always learn so much from these boards!
Post # 29
Cutco knives!! Super sharp, lifetime guarantee, and I can have then sharpened for the cost of shipping anytime I want.
Post # 30
I ended up purchasing the Wusthof classic 13 piece set. Cant wait to test them out later!
Post # 31
@hopefloats: Awesome! Let us know what you think in a couple weeks!