Most helpful critical review
82 of 84 people found the following review helpful
After a year of use, dropping from 4 to 1 star
on February 7, 2009
EXPERIENCE AFTER USING FOR AWHILE (update added 3/31/10)
I've discovered a problem with these tools that wasn't obvious at first.
The handles are made of two pieces joined together, and the join isn't good. This causes them to fill with water if run through the dishwasher (or if soaked in a sink of dishwater). You don't realize it until you're cooking something and all this nasty dirty water starts dripping out of the handles and into the food.
I don't use the heated dry cycle on my dishwasher, so this is not a heat-related problem. It's just cheap manufacturing. I've come to expect more than this of Oxo. They generally make pretty good stuff, but I will probably end up throwing these out. I don't want my food contaminated.
MY ORIGINAL REVIEW
These are very sturdy tools that feel good in the hand. My only issue with them is that handles are rather large, so they take up a lot of room in my utensil holder. If you store your tools in a drawer, this probably wouldn't be much of a problem.