These knives are extremely low quality. They rust and pit after one use...hand wash or not. The bread knife...you may as well use a butter knife to cut bread...this could also be said for the steak knives, the pearing knife...well, all the knives are just not good. You can sharpen them (before each and every use), but you are not getting through vegetables for soup or stew on one sharpening...just low, low quality. The shears become extremely loose at the hinge after minimal use and don't count on using them as a kitchen shear...cutting coupons, yes...cutting ANYTHING else, forget it. Best thing I can say is they look pretty on the counter. So if you don't cook and are only out to decorate your kitchen, these are for you; otherwise, honestly, you are better off getting a cheap set from a big box store. Oh yes...one last thing...when you contact Kitchen Aid, the customer service is anything BUT stellar...let me save you the trouble..."Get Bar Keeper's Friend...it will get those rust pits right out...so not.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor is an understatement
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good