(Closed) Need to buy a new knife set… your recommendations?

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

wüsthof, all the way.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Totally agree with Scissors — we love our Wüsthof Classic Ikon set, they’re amazing.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We got the Fiesta knifeblock and not only are the knives really well made, it looks great sitting on the counter!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have Shun and really like them.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Buzzing bee

Wüsthof!  Love them.  Every professional chef I’ve asked uses Wüsthof or Shun.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We love our Globals! They are a great weight, super sharp and pretty too!

Post # 14
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Busy bee

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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!

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/good-questions/good-question-stocking-a-new-kitchen-005768

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