I really like my new knives. The utility knife is especially helpful. My old one, I discovered, is very dull. I haven't had a chance to use all of them. I used the small santoku(?) and loved it. I can't wait to try the knife for peeling round fruit. I don't really like the fact that the knives go in sideways and the scissors are not as nice as my older pairs--which I kept.
Bought these for our new cabin vacation rental and am very pleased with the quality and assortment of knives for this price. The knives are sharp and look great on the counter. Considering the price of knife sets these days, this is a great deal.
Great value if you need a knife set for a 2nd home or you can not afford the big name brands. Great assortment including 3 different paring knives. It even came with a nice pair of sissors. You will need to buy a sharpening steel because it does not come with one. We bought this for a 2nd home where we had very little cutlery. It is a great find. They don't recommend putting them in the dishwasher however ( most knives have this recommendation ).
The name is bit misleading as it's not made in Chicago or for that matter the US. it's made in China and the handles are quite flimsy. That said if you are not into serious cooking the set will do quite nicely. If a friend is looking for a cheap set for not heavy duty cooking I will recommend this product. Otherwise look some more.
I had garbage cutlery prior to this purchase and asked a friend what she had or recommended. She replied she had a Chicago Cutlery set that was 30yrs old and she loved them. I searched this website and found this set. Thus far I love them and am glad I bought them. I sort of wished the steak knives were not serated but they do a nice job. I think smooth blade knives are a bit easier for us amateurs to sharpen and keep sharp. You wont be disappointed with this set.
I purchased my first set of Chicago Cutlery about 5 years ago for my son in his first apartment. I did not want to spend a fortune, but was looking for decent quality. I love to cook myself, and know how crucial good knives are. Well, these knives far exceeded my expectations! This is my second purchase, now for my daughter in HER first apartment, and it was a no-brainer...
I have been using these knives for a month now & am pleased with this choice. The only disappointment is that the block does not have a sharpener in it. The quality is first rate. I do hand wash the knives as I want them to last. But this is a great value for the price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact
Not much more to say than these are excellent knives for everyday use. The wood block protects them, keeping them sharp and the use and care instructions were excellent. I've never owned a set of quality knives and now that I do I wish I hadn't waited so long to get some. The price had been a barrier up to now - but these were so reasonable I took the plunge, and glad I did. Thank you overstock for having such treasures in your shop.
These knives are nice. They are not as heavy as I would like them, but they are definitely good knives. I would recommend them to a friend as a good set of knives.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Pretty accurate
The knife block appeared rather unfinished - like it would require sanding/smoothing. Tested 4 knives and all would definitely require sharpening (couldn't make it through a tomato without tearing). Might be fine after sharpening but I didn't want to deal with that. I returned them.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Average