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Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set

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Cuisinart 18- Piece Knife Set is Built to Last

A good set of knives is essential to any kitchen and the options range from a simple set of general purpose knives to a deluxe, multi- accessory set complete with its own storage...Read complete review

A good set of knives is essential to any kitchen and the options range from a simple set of general purpose knives to a deluxe, multi- accessory set complete with its own storage block. One knife set with good durability and a few added accessories is the Cuisinart 18- Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set, Model CA4CSS14B. Let's take a closer look at this Cuisinart product.

**Knife Set Commentary:**

This Cuisinart Stainless Steel Knife Set consists of knives and other cutting utensils. Each item in this set is manufactured to last, with high carbon stainless steel used for the blades and handles. The handle on each knife is ergonomically designed, for greater comfort, and the set includes six steak knives, 8 inch chef's knife, 8 inch slicer, 7 inch santoku, 6 inch boning knife, 5.5 inch serrated utility knife, 3.5 inch parer, 3 inch bird's beak paring knife, kitchen shears, a knife sharpener, and a knife block that is black in color with stainless steel accents. The knife block separates into two pieces, with the six steak knives occupying the smaller, separated block. The knives come with a lifetime warranty.

Cuisinart makes many good products and this Stainless Steel Knife Set is a good all around knife set with enough cutting utensils to satisfy the needs of most cooks, amateur and semi- professional. This knife set looks very nice in a kitchen like mine because most all of my appliances, both large and small, are either black or stainless steel. The black block and stainless steel accents make for an attractive match to my kitchen decor.

Appearance is nice, but performance is what really matters with any knife set. And these knives score very well in the performance department. They are very durable in construction, with both the handle and blade made from stainless steel, making them unbreakable. It is very difficult to even bend one of these knives. Taking one of the smaller knives and trying to bend it, the blade barely budges, which is further proof of the knives' durability. They are also very sharp. Only one of the knives in this set has a serrated blade, but those with a smooth- edge blade are nonetheless very good at cutting. With the sharpness at this level, it takes very little effort to slice through even the toughest meats and other foods. The set even comes with a knife sharpener, to ensure that your knives remain as sharp as possible.

Because these knifes are sharp, one must exercise caution when using them. This is true with any knife set, but it needs to be stressed more with this Cuisinart knife set because the steak knives in this set look very much like an ordinary butter knife. The lack of serrated blades and the seemingly benign appearance can be deceptive. Other than the pointed tip, they look exactly like a regular butter knife. If a young person mistakes one of these knives for a butter knife, a serious cut could result.

I like the Cuisinart 18- Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set very much, but one fact that could ruin the experience for some is that the knives are not dishwasher safe. You have to wash these knives by hand and not only is this inconvenient, but because of the sharpness, one has to be very careful. One slip of the sponge and you could easily slice your fingers or hand.

**Bottom- Line Viewpoint:**

Cuisinart makes some very good, quality products and the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Knife Set continues this trend. This knife set offers great durability, great sharpness, and a very attractive design that looks very nice in a kitchen full of stainless steel and/or black appliances. It is one of the few Cuisinart products I have ever purchased that wasn't overpriced and other than the inconvenience of hand washing, this is a very good knife set with plenty to offer.

 

 

Comfort
Good comfort for easy handling

Performance
These knives are sharp and ready to use

Durability
Stainless steel construction makes them last

Design
Attractive addition to any countertop

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mediocre at best

there's a few things to consider when buying a knife block. and the # of knives is definitely not the first thing! You usually need a chef's knife, a utility knife, a paring...Read complete review

there's a few things to consider when buying a knife block. and the # of knives is definitely not the first thing! You usually need a chef's knife, a utility knife, a paring knife, bread knife, honing steel, and kitchen shears. those knives, you could definitely use everyday. The rest is just filler...

So why does this set have SOOOO many knives? well look at them, they're wanna be globals. Unfortunately, unlike the globals, the quality of the steel is waay lower. And not to mention the large handles are not ergonomic at all for users that tend to balance their hands where the knife and the handle meet (tang). Also consider this, the best place to hold a knife is at that point, not with your hands fully on the handle - less manueverable, more fatigue. Imagine you're trying to filet a fish, would you hold the handle with your hand or move closer to the blade so that it goes exactly where you want it to go? 

Take my advice, skip these wannabe globals; buy some decently sharp knives (see above for basics) with a separate handle and blade...they dont have to look sharp, just be sharp

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5.0

Cuisinart Knife block set

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from Sneads Ferry, NC

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

I love cooking but don't have a lot of money to spend on expensive kitchen tools so the Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18 piece stainless steel knife block set is great! It's affordable but you still get decent quality knives!
I love all of the different knives that this set comes with. There's knives for a variety of cutting needs including meats, vegetables, fruit, and cakes.
I love the stainless steel of these knives, it matches well in my kitchen and it's dishwasher safe which is really great after I cut poultry with these knives because I'm always worried about food borne illnesses. They also maintain their color well even after years of frequent use.
My only complaint is that I can never keep the bottom row of knives in order because they are not labeled.
Overall I love the my Cuisinart knife set and would definitely recommend it to beginner cooks to more advanced ones! This knife set has really held up well for 3 years now, they're extremely durable!

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5.0

Perfection!

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from USA

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

I absolutely love these knife set! I've had them for a few months, and they are the best ones I've ever had the pleasure of using. Not only are they sleek looking, they cut anything perfectly. The steak knives are one of my favorites, with others I've had you would have to saw your food a bit (probably cause they were older), but with these, they cut everything like butter.

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4.0

A slick and effective product.

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from USA

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

Slick design and effective, I recommend this product.

Comfort
The knife fits right into your hand.

Performance
The knives are easy to use and cut very well. They allow you to cut fruits, vegetables, meat, and herbs.

Design
The set is smooth and stainless steel. It matches with other kitchen appliances.

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4.0

Nice knives but require frequent sharpening

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from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

My husband and I bought these knives not long after we got married. They were perfect at first--nice and sharp. They have served us fairly well these past five years, but I have noticed that recently they tend to dull more and more quickly as time goes on. We use them daily, and I use either bamboo or plastic cutting boards that shouldn't contribute to dulling the knives. We ended up buying a knife sharpener that works really well, and if we use it pretty regularly, the knives stay sharp. Our set looks a little different from the one in the picture, but I love how the steak knives aren't serrated. I use them as extra paring/slicing knives. The only other thing I have to complain about with these knives is that the plastic casing on the knife handle has cracked on several of the knives, leading chunks to break off. I notice in this picture, though, that the newer models appear to have metal handles, so this wouldn't be an issue.

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5.0

Great knives for kitchen!

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from USA

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

These knives serve as multipurpose in any kitchen! There is a knife from every cooking product you hope to accomplish. This is a wonderful set since not only is everything you need included it comes with a case to store them avoid to accidents!

Comfort
Some of these knives are too small to wield properly if you have small hands.

Performance
Cut all items great!

Durability
Haven't needed a sharpening yet!

Design
The design is both sleek and practical for this set.

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4.0

This knife set by Cuisinart really is choice

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from Houston, TX

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

My husband is a brave man some would say.  Especially when they hear that the gave me a **Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set for Christmas.**  But guess what, I'm one of those ladies who get all excited about a gift like that because it means he is noticing me grumbling underneath my breath about how horrible my current 10 year old knife set is.  

What I like about the **Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set**

- excellent balance and control
- Ergonomically correct for perfect grip 
- includes a sharpening rod .
- the hardwood block is black with the stainless steel knives is not only stylish but matches my kitchen 
- the 18-piece set includes 6 steak knives, 8-in. chef knife, 8-in. slicing knife, 7-in. Santoku knife, 4 1/2-in. utility knife, 3 1/2-in. paring knife, 3-in. bird's beak paring knife, 6-in. boning knife, 5-in. Santoku knife, kitchen shears, utility shears, sharpening rod & wood block
- removable steak knife stand makes serving at the table much easier 
- price

What don't I like about the **Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set**





- Hand wash







The **Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set** looks good in my kitchen and is so smooth and sharp cutting and chopping used to be my least favorite job and now cooking in the kitchen is even fun again! 

 



 

Comfort
It's comfortable to hold and use.

Design
- High-carbon stainless steel blades really "cuts the mustard" in my kitchen 

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4.0

Cuisinart 18- Piece Knife Set is Built to Last

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from Houston, TX

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

A good set of knives is essential to any kitchen and the options range from a simple set of general purpose knives to a deluxe, multi- accessory set complete with its own storage block. One knife set with good durability and a few added accessories is the Cuisinart 18- Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set, Model CA4CSS14B. Let's take a closer look at this Cuisinart product.

**Knife Set Commentary:**

This Cuisinart Stainless Steel Knife Set consists of knives and other cutting utensils. Each item in this set is manufactured to last, with high carbon stainless steel used for the blades and handles. The handle on each knife is ergonomically designed, for greater comfort, and the set includes six steak knives, 8 inch chef's knife, 8 inch slicer, 7 inch santoku, 6 inch boning knife, 5.5 inch serrated utility knife, 3.5 inch parer, 3 inch bird's beak paring knife, kitchen shears, a knife sharpener, and a knife block that is black in color with stainless steel accents. The knife block separates into two pieces, with the six steak knives occupying the smaller, separated block. The knives come with a lifetime warranty.

Cuisinart makes many good products and this Stainless Steel Knife Set is a good all around knife set with enough cutting utensils to satisfy the needs of most cooks, amateur and semi- professional. This knife set looks very nice in a kitchen like mine because most all of my appliances, both large and small, are either black or stainless steel. The black block and stainless steel accents make for an attractive match to my kitchen decor.

Appearance is nice, but performance is what really matters with any knife set. And these knives score very well in the performance department. They are very durable in construction, with both the handle and blade made from stainless steel, making them unbreakable. It is very difficult to even bend one of these knives. Taking one of the smaller knives and trying to bend it, the blade barely budges, which is further proof of the knives' durability. They are also very sharp. Only one of the knives in this set has a serrated blade, but those with a smooth- edge blade are nonetheless very good at cutting. With the sharpness at this level, it takes very little effort to slice through even the toughest meats and other foods. The set even comes with a knife sharpener, to ensure that your knives remain as sharp as possible.

Because these knifes are sharp, one must exercise caution when using them. This is true with any knife set, but it needs to be stressed more with this Cuisinart knife set because the steak knives in this set look very much like an ordinary butter knife. The lack of serrated blades and the seemingly benign appearance can be deceptive. Other than the pointed tip, they look exactly like a regular butter knife. If a young person mistakes one of these knives for a butter knife, a serious cut could result.

I like the Cuisinart 18- Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set very much, but one fact that could ruin the experience for some is that the knives are not dishwasher safe. You have to wash these knives by hand and not only is this inconvenient, but because of the sharpness, one has to be very careful. One slip of the sponge and you could easily slice your fingers or hand.

**Bottom- Line Viewpoint:**

Cuisinart makes some very good, quality products and the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Knife Set continues this trend. This knife set offers great durability, great sharpness, and a very attractive design that looks very nice in a kitchen full of stainless steel and/or black appliances. It is one of the few Cuisinart products I have ever purchased that wasn't overpriced and other than the inconvenience of hand washing, this is a very good knife set with plenty to offer.

 

 

Comfort
Good comfort for easy handling

Performance
These knives are sharp and ready to use

Durability
Stainless steel construction makes them last

Design
Attractive addition to any countertop

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5.0

Great Knife Set; You Won't Be Dissappointed!

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from Nampa, ID

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

This is a great knife set. I absolutely love it! I've had it about a month now, so still fairly new. I use them every day; love to cook. They cut well. The handles fit nicely in your hands and make it easier to work and cut. The block is great quality. I have had no rust issues as I did after 2 weeks of use with my Kitchen Aid set. This is all in all a great set. You will not be disappointed. Well worth the money you put into it. Color is great; matches a lot of decors. I love that it comes with scissors as I use them often. My only drawback is that I wish it came with more knives. I wish I had upgraded to the bigger set, as I use knives so very often. So, definately get the bigger set. You will love this set!

 
5.0

Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set

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from 352433344

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

This is a wonderful knife set. It looks great on our kitchen counter. The knife block and stainless steel set of knives matches our small appliances with the black and silver combination. This cutlery set is very professional and all the knives work great for any cuisine. This set of knives offers more knives than most other sets. The Cuisinart Stainless Steel Knife Block Set is very durable in construction. The knives are strong and sharp and it takes very little effort to slice through even the toughest meats and other foods. There is even a built- in knife sharpener, to ensure that the knives remain as sharp as possible. These knives are durable and I hand wash these knives so I don't ruin the blades or allow them to rust. If you are looking for a long lasting and attractive knife set ... the Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set is certainly the best choice to consider.

 
5.0

The Kitchen Choice knife set is a good choice for everyday use.

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from Fredericksburg, VA

Comments about Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set:

This set of knives has been invaluable to my cooking for the past three years. I am no professional chef and I'm sure someone with actual experience could find faults with these blades but I can't. They are sharp and there is enough variety that I can always cut whatever I need to. The inclusion of a knife sharpener has, I think, kept these knives cutting like they day we brought them home. I have yet to find anything too difficult. They are very easy to clean even though I don't put them in the dishwasher. There are enough kinves that they can handle just about anything you can throw at them, from frozen chicken to soft bread. The one gripe I have with the set is that the scissors locked up before very long. They are extremely hard to open and close and I find myself not using them. The block itself is of good quality and being black helps to hide all of the tiny little pock marks that scar the surface after a few years of taking the knives out and putting them back in. I never cook without these.

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