Post # 1
What brand of knives do you use? We registered for a random set from BB&B, but now that we’re going to buy them ourselves (we got mostly cash and checks, almost nothing off the registry), I feel comfortable spending more than I was comfortable asking guests to spend. But I want a good quality set.
So what brand do you use?
Post # 4
Totally agree with Scissors — we love our Wüsthof Classic Ikon set, they’re amazing.
Post # 5
We got the Fiesta knifeblock and not only are the knives really well made, it looks great sitting on the counter!
Post # 6
I’m a big fan of Cutco!! Love their products……lifetime warranty, you can send them in to be sharpened at any time.
Post # 7
I am a Global convert…used to think Henckel and Wusthof were awesome, but Globals just are on a whole different level of sharpness and balance. Recently, I have given a couple people one as a gift and then they’ve told me they became converts too!
Post # 8
I have the ronco knife set from the infomercial and LOVE them! I have had them for over 6 years and they still cut like the day I got them!
Edit- We even used them to cut up carpet & wood when we were demoing and they STILL work like new 🙂
Post # 9
We have Shun and really like them.
Post # 10
Definately CUTCO. I may be a little biased because I was a very successful sales perso with them, but I’ve been using mine daily for 8 years (holy cow I cant believe it’s Bern that long) and they are still as good as the first day. There’s a lot of benefits to them over henkles or other “expensive” brands. The way the blade is made and put together is so much better. And they do have a lifetime guarantee. Their table knifes are awesome. I hate using other steak knifes. So annoying once you have ones so awesome.
Post # 11
Wüsthof! Love them. Every professional chef I’ve asked uses Wüsthof or Shun.
Post # 12
We got this set from Macy’s for $299.
We have been very happy with the set but here is what we have noticed over the last 3 months:
- We love that there are extra spaces in the block
- All of the knifes are great, really sharp and have stayed sharp
- The ends of the knifes are labeled so you can see what they are
- The 8 steak knifes are slightly seraded which makes cutting a rare steak difficult (tears the meat)
- Where we drop the scissors in the edges of the opening are somewhat chipped from where we kinda missed.
Post # 13
We love our Globals! They are a great weight, super sharp and pretty too!
Post # 14
@KLP2010: An elderly neighbor of mine has had Cutco knives for about 20 years. He recently sent them in to be sharpened. They actually replaced the entire blade on some of them. I love Cutco!!
Post # 15
There are lots of cooks who say you don’t need anything other than a chef’s knife (sized appropriately for you), a paring knife and a bread knife. Invest in those and forget the block with the 10 other knives you won’t use. I love Wusthof as well. 🙂 Also, I’m a big fan of the “Kapoosh” knife block, which fits all kinds and sizes of knives. Good luck!
Post # 16
@JeniRae: Actually, I was considering doing more or less that. I use a paring knife occassionally, but 95% of the time I use either an 7inch santoku or my butcher’s knife. Our existing steak knives work well enough to continue using, for as often as we use them.