Chicago Cutlery Fusion Knife Block Set 1090390, 18-Pieces, Stainless Steel
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- Professional high carbon stainless steel forged blades with black comfort grip poly handles
- Exclusive taper grind edge technology provides optimum sharpness for precise cutting and is easy to resharpen
- High carbon stainless steel creates a stronger harder blade resisting stains rust and pitting
- Black nonslip cushion grip handles allow for a sturdy grip on all knives
- Stainless steel plates at the end of the handle convey sleek and contemporary styling
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Chicago Cutlery Fusion Forged 18- Piece Block Set
The Perfect Blend
Sleek style and precision performance. This 18-piece set boasts forged high-carbon stainless steel blades & comfort grip poly handles for incredible sharpness, balance & control. Taper Grind Edge Technology gives each knife a long-lasting edge.
A Cooks Delight
This set contains the necessary performance level and knife assortment to create the experience of a professional chef. The soft grip handle design provides comfort and confidence in handling.
Attractive Design, Excellent Value
Featuring stainless steel plates on knife handles and a high quality stained pine wood block, the set displays proudly on countertops. Set is available without metal cover on block to blend with kitchen décor. Lifetime warranty.
- Forged knives
- 3 inch peeling knife
- 5 inch utility knife
- 7.75 inch chef knife
- 8 inch slicer
- 7.75 inch bread knife
- 5 inch partoku knife
- 7 inch santoku knife
- 3.25 inch paring knife
- (8) 4.25 inch steak knives
- 8 inch sharpening steel
- Stained pine wood block
- Hand wash only
- Lifetime warranty
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7.75 Inch Chef Knife
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7 Inch Santuko Knife
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5 Inch Utility Knife
Versatile general use knife
8 Inch Slicer Knife
Great length for slicing wide meats, poultry and fish. Rounded tips to help prevent piercing the flesh when the blade changes direction
Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18-piece set includes 3-inch Peeler, 3-1/4-inch Parer, 5-inch Utility,8ea 4-1/4-inch Flatware Steak Knives, 5-inch Partoku, 7-3/4-inch Serrated Bread, 7-inch Santoku, 7-3/4-inch Chef,8-inch Slicer, 8-inch Sharpening Steel, Honey Maple Block
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Here is a ranked order of things I look for in a Knife Set:
1) Sharp as hell
2) Sharp as hell
3) Sharp as hell
4) looks pretty
That is the entire list. I am not nearly proficient enough in the kitchen to have other requirements. The knives are sharp as hell. They cut the crap out of stuff. I enjoy showing off their sharpness to amazed visitors (more realistically, I just show my girlfriend over and over again). Look how easy it is to cut through lemons! You try! Case closed. They are also a pretty good looking knife set. I'm not sure I needed 18 knives, because I only know what about 8 of them do, but it is impressive looking and really makes people know that I'm the boss.
I purchased them a few months ago, so I cannot objectively weigh in on the rust-issue (I have none at this point). Therefore my only real con at this point is that this point is that the block is really big and awkwardly fits in my small New York City kitchen. Please note the massive size before you follow me to sharpcity.
Update: 4/27/14 - THERE IS NO RUST. Believe it.
The package claims "Dishwasher safe". I don't recommend putting them in a dishwasher. It will dull them and water will probably get in between the metal and the rubber of the handles. Wash them by hand with hot soapy water and they will last forever.
Be very careful, the factory edge on these knives will shave your arm, in other words THEY ARE EXTREMELY SHARP!
For the serious amateur home chef/cook these are a great buy. They will stand up to daily use and keep a good sharp edge, as will just about any Chicago Cutlery knives.
12/15 I just wanted to add- it has now been two years since I bought this knife set, the first steak knife broke the first year, and now we only have four of the eight steak knives left... if you drop one on the floor - I guarantee they will break in half. No use in asking Chicago to replace, they said "misuse" when the first one broke and refused to send a replacement. This is a Company that does not stand behind their products.
Here are some thoughts:
* Sharp - these are some very sharp knives. About what you would expect for the price point, though.
* Edge retention - I'm a real snob when it comes to my knives being sharp. I had a set of wusthof knives that I'd take the steel to whenever I used them to hone the edge. So far I haven't had to do that with these knives and they've retained their sharpness through fairly light use during my two months of ownership. I haven't had to hone or sharpen them at all, yet.
ergonomics - The bigger knives are awesome and comfortable to hold. The smaller knives were made for some seriously tiny hands. It makes no sense to me that the handles are so small. My girlfriend has small hands and they fit wonderfully. However, my hands are of the larger variety and I've held sticks that are more comfortable than the steak knives. The handle is both, too thin and too short. It's awkward to hold, but not impossible.
My biggest gripe: Yep, this even trumps the steak knives burrowing into my palm with each cut. I accidentally put one of these in the dishwasher after having some people over. I've had these knives for two months and the one that hit the dishwasher came out with RUST SPOTS EVERYWHERE!! There were spots and pits developing on the blade and the handle. Keeping decent knives out of the dishwasher is a pretty standard practice, but that's more for blade retention than anything. I veeeerrry rarely leave dishes in the sink because I'm a bit OCD and don't like a dirty house (no kids, so that might help..). So, this knife wasn't left in the sink and the only time that it was dunked in water for more than a few seconds it rusted.. That is a huge quality issue! My $25 set of onieda flatware doesn't even rust in the dishwasher, and that was where I decided to be cheap(er)! I'm pretty disappointed by this.
I have not yet contacted Chicago Cutlery about this, but will be doing so and will probably add to the review once I've tested out the warranty. So far this is my first set of Chicago Cutlery and I'm not very impressed. They're sharp and hold an edge, but what good is that if they're made of cheap steel that's prone to rust? It makes me wonder how long an edge would really hold if I used them more often..