on February 22, 2011
I am rather picky when it comes to anything to be used in the kitchen. I prefer commercial quality over consumer quality every time. I have enjoyed Cutco knives for some years now, but only had a paring knife, a steak knife, and a peeler. To purchase a whole set would easily be $600-$1000. However, as a Christmas gift I received the KitchenAid 18-Piece knife set with the built-in sharpener and I can say is "Wow". The balance and solid build of these knives is far more than I expected. They are also forged which will mean a longer wearing blade (less sharpening). I was concerned when I first received the set, as I know KitchenAid's quality has slipped a little since being purchased by Whirlpool (some kitchen items are also made by the Meyer company). I do not feel there are any cheap components used in this knife set. If handled properly, this knife set will last at least 20 years.
on January 8, 2013
I got this set as a gift for the house/ for my bf.. no judging - his gift back was a carpet steamer! hahaha! Anyway, the handles are a lot nicer than the picture and everything is really sharp!! We have a small place, so the built in sharpener is a great feature. Normally I prefer serrated steak knives, but these are so sharp I don't see it being a problem
on April 28, 2013
Good quality, good selection of different pieces, also kind of nice that they label the slots, came real sharp out of box, holds well so far so good,
on May 31, 2013
As a recent grad who likes to cook, I was in the market for a reasonably priced set that would last me a while. This set has fit that bill perfectly. I have been very pleased with the quality, the knives handle great and are comfortable to use, and the set is just the right size. I always have a knife for whatever slicing job there is, but the block isn't so big that it takes up too much counter space. It also looks great sitting out. I also wanted a block that had a built-in sharpener, which this does (although I haven't actually needed it yet the knives are so sharp). I'm VERY happy with this purchase, and look forward to using the set for quite a while.