Steel - Cutlery Sets
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Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 MST 2011lesky1 Rating:5.0
I researched these online to get an idea about the quality. Norpro seems to manufacture a lot of commercial kitchen items of stainless steel, and a few cutlery pieces. These have a good weight, and they fit well in my hand (I don't have very big hands though). The blades are stamped X50CrMoV 15, which is a molybdenum-chromium vanadium steel, also called German steel, which is apparently the same steel used by the famous German knives we all have heard of. I understand there is an even better grade of steel out there, but for my purposes these surpass what I was looking for--a decent set with good quality that I could grab for quick prep when I didn't want to get into the good knives we have. I have yet to use the special peeling knife with the concave blade, but it should be useful for paring and peeling veggies. I am pleased they were such a good buy.
Thu Nov 07 00:00:00 MST 2013bigsand Rating:5.0
The solid steel blade from the handle to the tip of the knife is a sign of quality. I haven't bought knives in so long, I didn't realize that my other set was so dull. I am impressed, and you will be too.
Wed Aug 15 00:00:00 MDT 2012n442 Rating:5.0
This knife is quite incredible. I've never used a knife not made out of steel - but this thing cuts incredibly well. I've used it on soft vegetables and pickled jalepenos, which are hard to cut without a properly sharpened knife, but this thing had no problems. Although not a replacement for steel knives - as these are not as durable as steel - it is a great accompaniment to any kitchen.
Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 MST 2011oshri911 Rating:5.0
I bought these knives after seeing them on TV. I didn't really expect them to be much better than a standard steel blade knife, but these ceramic knives are far better. They are so light compared to a steel knife. The blades are razor sharp and barely need any effort to cut a parsnip which normally had my old knives needing a good deal of pushing. Cleaning them has them come up sparkling and looking like new. The plastic sheathes covering the blades is a good idea as if you're not careful I could see you cutting yourself quite badly. The box is a good quality card one, but looks good and has nice padding with holes cut into it so the knives sit in place very nicely so you can store it on its side without the knives slipping. I couldn't recommend these knives any more if you're into cooking. Excellent quality and value for money.
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 MST 2012mma66 Rating:4.0
I purchased these knives while in culinary school. I couldn't afford the high end, professional knives I needed for my classes and my apprenticeships in professional kitchens. I took a a gamble and ordered these knives. The price was just incredible, made even better by the surprising quality of these knives! They have worked out great, arrived very sharp, and they've sharpened beautifully with my steel and stone to keep them maintained. The weight of the handles are just perfect for me, a bit on the heavy side, which I prefer; they have a non-grip, very washable surface. I have received compliments for them in professional kitchens by my Chefs! When I told them where I got them, they were shocked at the quality and the look of them. I'd recommend this set for anyone. I rated them "Good" until I can afford the top of the line Japanese set (very $$$) that I really want, but for now these are doing just great.
Sat Apr 17 00:00:00 MDT 2010momofal Rating:3.0
These knives were a GREAT price..so I couldn't pass it up. I wanted them ever since I saw the infomercial for these years ago. The knives are average size and sharp. Only time will tell if they continue to cut well. They didn't cut through a pineapple or mango easily at all. I assumed it would be easy as Chef Tony cut through lots of tougher stuff in the infomerical. The directions do say that the knives are dishwasher safe, but I don't recommend it because the metal blades will get tiny little rust spots- which leads me to believe they are not a great stainless steel...and they are made in China of course. You'll need to get a wooden block to put these in too...unless you just keep sharp knives lying around in your kitchen drawers. BUT these knives were worth the price I paid.
Wed Sep 28 00:00:00 MDT 2011lkuper Rating:5.0
I haven't used the 3-inch paring knife that much, but have given the 5.5 inch blade a lot of use on meat, vegetables and bread. It's incredibly sharp and even though the handle feels lightweight and cheap, it balances well with the ceramic blade which is lighter than steel. Prior to this, I had a similar black ceramic kitchen knife from Boker. It lasted over 5 years before I chipped the tip (which I've since re-shaped and sharpened using a diamond sharpening block). The new Kyocera is certainly sharper than the Boker at it's 5 year age, but that's to be expected. I'd probably rate them both equal. Be sure to follow the directions - don't try cutting through bone and use ceramic blades only on a cutting board - never on a granite counter.
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