Cuisinart 21-Piece Knife Set with Block and Bonus Poly Cutting Board
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- Stainless steel forged blades are durable, easy to use and clean
- Vibrant red triple riveted handle are strong and ergonomically designed for easy handling
- Cut and prepare all sizes of fruits, vegetables, breads, and more
- Perfectly weighted for optimum balance, control, and performance
- Bonus 8 by 11-inch poly cutting board with red accents
Top Customer Reviews
While I would tend to agree with the previous poster that the steak knives are a little flimsy and they're the only thing keeping these from a 5 star rating, I will say that they're very sharp and go through steak like butter.
As to the rest of the knives, they're very nice - solid, with a nice weight to them. So far (we've had them about 6 months), I'm very pleased. The two santoku knives especially get a workout at our house - absolutely great for chopping up veggies and the like, my Sunday morning potatoes for home fries are a breeze. Also, the shears are very nice, with tight blades that never just tear, they actually cut.
Additionally, the little cutting board may seem like no big deal, but when you're cutting up something small, it's pretty nice - the rubberized sides keep it nice and firmly planted, so you don't have to worry about it sliding out from under you when you chop quickly.
UPDATE after 3 years of ownership:
Still a good set, but I've replaced the steak knives, which were always the weak point in this set anyway. The real problem with them were how badly stained they got in the dish washer - one guest described them as "rusty" and wouldn't use them (it's not really rust, just stain, but still), so the next day they got replaced with a set of Chicago Cutlery that are dishwasher safe and have a better heft to them.
The other knives of the set continue to hold up very well - they're all still nice and sharp after 3 years of nearly daily use. I will say, I sometimes do throw them in the dishwasher (which the instructions say not to do) and some have a spot or two of stain from this. However, they still work well and have suffered no other effects - no dulling of blades, no cracked handles, etc.
Overall, I'd still by this set again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the black version set. I don't have handle cracker problem at all. The only complain is that if you use dishwasher the blade will rust.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
we love the set of knives but the red ones cracked on the handle but contacted the company and they sent a complete new set free of chargePublished on April 26, 2014 by bryan k robinson
Everybody walking into my kitchen tells me my knives are the best... I take exceptionally good care of its blade although my ex-wife used to not care about them. Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by Rodrigo Landaeta
I, like many others, received this set of knives with cracked handles. In my case, these are now no longer in current production, and the sale was non-returnable; however, all was... Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by Johnny B Invisible
A good deal on a really nice set of knives! Well assembled and heavy... Just need to sharpen them and keep them sharp. Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by JE1058
I have owned these knives for 4+ years. They are still sharp. They look nice. The steak knives are great. The only drawback I have found is with the handles. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by darnell
I received this set as a wedding gift, and have used many knives daily for the past 3.5 years. Some time ago I noticed that the larger chef's knife developed a major crack in the... Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by Sophia Williams
My wife and I received this set as a wedding gift a couple years ago. In that time, nine of the handles have cracked, all in the same place: along the uppermost rivet. Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by Deni Bleu
All of the knives in this set began collecting spots of rust after less than one month of use. Not sure how that happens as other stainless steel cutlery in our house is... Read morePublished on December 2, 2009 by K. Benkeser