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Henckels Lite, but Excellent,
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This review is from: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin L Kitchen 2-Piece Set (Kitchen)
At $14.99 for both the scissors and a paring knife, including super saver shipping, this is a screaming deal. I already own the Henckels scissors and paring knife in heavier versions, so why get these?
The scissors are handy in my kitchen for opening my mail, cutting any paper or plastic packaging, and for doing my flower arrangements. They are somewhat smaller than my other pair, but they are every bit as sharp. The handles are almost as sturdy as well; another reviewer uses these for cutting up poultry, but I have my doubts about whether they are sturdy enough. My heavier scissors are available for that and other food processing.
The paring knife is literally razor sharp and does my salads easily. I even used it to slice slits in a frozen pie top, effortlessly. However, the handle is extremely light, and I wouldn't try to use any leverage with this knife.
The best part is that these products are guaranteed by Henckels, just like their other products. I recently mailed in my heavier scissors because one of the handles broke; this pair was over 25 years old. I paid the postage to Henckels, and they sent me a new pair free, including free return postage, no questions asked. You cannot beat that for customer service.
August 8, 2009 update: Now that I have been extensively using the knife for a couple of months, it is still razor sharp. Notwithstanding the thinness of the blade, it is particularly good for taking cooked corn off the cob and for cutting off excess fat from thick bacon. I flat out love the scissors for kitchen tasks; they too are extremely sharp.
January 21, 2013 update: Just wanted to say that these two items have held up perfectly. They are two indispensable items in my kitchen. I actually put the scissors in the dishwasher every month or so when used for food preparation, with no ill effects; it is terrific that they come apart for effective cleaning. The paring knife has proved excellent for removing fat off roasts and more fatty cuts of beef.
May 28, 2014 update: I still use both the scissors and paring knife on a daily basis. I would not hesitate to give these as a gift to one of my grandchildren who are just starting out in his/her own apartment.