Kitchen Knife Sets
While having a Kitchen Knife Sets isn’t necessary for every kitchen, they do make a great addition to your kitchen. Knife sets also make good wedding gifts or house warming gifts. Most sets will come with a block for storage and sharpener. This review will give a comprehensive overview of the top knife sets available today.
Wusthof Classic 8-Piece Knife Set with Block
Wusthof Brand is a classic line in cutlery that is known for their top of the line construction, sharpness and overall durability. This particular knife set includes; a pairing knife, bread, utility and sandwich knives, kitchen scissors, steel sharpener and a knife block made of oak wood.
The Cooks knife is 8 inches and designed for chopping. The paring knife measures 3 ½ inches and is perfect for coring, peeling and trimming. For slicing and peeling, use the 4 ½ inch utility knife. The bread knife is 8 inches and the sandwich knife is 6 inches.
Also included is a pair of kitchen scissors, a 9 inch sharpening steel and an oak block. The block has 17 slots available to place the included knives as well as any of your own specialty knives.
Their blades are tested with lasers and sharpened by hand. They are tapered, grinded and polished from front to back. Made from both high-carbon steel and alloy that is stain resistant. Handles are made from Hostaform-C a synthetic and durable molded handle.
Overall, these are solid and durable knives that are great for every day. They are easily sharpened and offer users lots of options for knife selection. Most users however, felt these knives were slightly over priced.
These knives have a durable and long lasting feel. The weighted bolster and secured synthetic handle add to its strength. This knife set is dishwasher safe, but it is recommended that you wash these knives by hand. With your purchase comes a lifetime warranty.
Victorinox 8-Piece Knife Block Set
The Victorinox Company was started by Karl Elsener and is known for being the original creators of the Swiss Army Knife. However, by the time he developed the Swiss Army Knife, he already had a successful cutlery business, and now they are one of the top choices for knives for professional chefs.
This set is an 8-piece block set. It includes; a paring knife that measures 4 inches, a 6 inch boning knife, an 8 inch break knife, an 8 inch chef’s knife and a 10 inch knife for slicing. Plus, it also included a 10 inch steel for sharpening, kitchen scissors and a slanted hardwood block. Each piece of this set has a designated spot in the block.
Each knife is made of a stainless steel, high carbon blade. Victorinox knives are made in Switzerland by craftsmen that use a special process for tempering that give it an edge that can be sharpened over and over again.
The handle is made of a black fibrox. It has an ergonomic design that lowers wrist tension, and offers users a natural feel, during prolonged use. It has a sure-grip handle and a finger guard for your protection in case the knife gets wet or greasy.
Like the previous model the Victorinox knives are dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Overall, most users recommend these knives. They are balance, durable and cut smoothly and sharply. The biggest complaint is with the shipping. More than once consumers were missing knives from the packaging.
Victorinox 4-Piece Knife Set with Fibrox Handles
This knife set is another top set from the Swiss cutlery line, Victorinox. It is the smallest and most affordable set listed in this review. These knives contain the same Victorinox quality reputation as the previous model. They are named “Best in Class” for professional cutlery.
The 4-Piece Victorinox knife set includes just the basics; an 8 inch chef’s knife, 6 inch utility knife, a 4 inch paring knife and a 10 ¼ inch bread knife.
Handles are made from a black fibrox material. They are designed to be ergonomic for your comfort, as well they are textured and resistant to slipping. Their goal is to bring the user comfort and balance in a knife.
Each blade is made from the same stainless steel, high carbon material, which is ground from throughout the length and depth giving it a wide break point. The material is ice tempered which allows the sharp and durable edge to last longer.
When you purchase this Victorinox knife set, users are guaranteed frustration free packaging. Again, while they are dishwasher safe, most users prefer to hand wash these knifes as it is best for their longevity.
Overall, users find these knives to be lightweight and sharp. However, some users feel that they are slightly over priced. Even though they are the least expensive model available on this list, it only contains four knives.