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J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set

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J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set
 
4.8

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We Have Tons of Knives But These Are The Best!

The best thing we ever did was purchase our JA Henckels Cutlery set. We have a large collection of knives because we do a lot of canning, freezing, and food preparation in our...Read complete review

The best thing we ever did was purchase our JA Henckels Cutlery set. We have a large collection of knives because we do a lot of canning, freezing, and food preparation in our kitchen. This sometimes involves preparing five bushes of vegetables in a week's time. For a task like this, you need to have good sharp knives.

Despite having a ton of other knives, the ones we reach for all of the time (and honestly fight over) are the JA Henckels Professional knives. The knives are perfectly weighted and balanced and work beautifully. We will never be happy with cheaper knives again!

Comfort
Although the handles of these knives are comfortable generally speaking, I have a hard time with them if my hands get slimy or slick at all. These can be harder to hang on to, so I find them slipping out of my hands a little bit now and then. I simply keep paper towels handy to wipe them off and I am usually fine.

Performance
Our JA Henckels knife set is one of the best set of knives I have ever used. Cutco is similar, but we actually like our JA Henckels knives a bit better. They are perfectly weighted, with very solid handles, and blades that stay sharp a long time before we have to sharpen them. The selection of knives is perfect for all of our tasks too.

Durability
These knives have been in our home for almost 10 years now and they are just as nice as they were when we bought them. The only problem we have had is that someone keeps dropping the paring knife on the hard granite floor and the handle has lost a chunk out of one side, making it a bit frustrating at times to hold, but it still does not hurt our cutting performance much at all. We hand wash, however, not in the dishwasher.

Design
This knife set is fantastic. We all fight over these knives. Despite having a lot of knives to choose from, the JA Henkels knives are the first knives everyone runs to get when it is time for harvest preservation. They are fantastic and it makes a world of difference using them vs every other knife set we have used. We also find that we cut ourselves much much less than we do with cheaper knives too.

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Almost worth recommending, but not quite

There are dissenting opinions on these knives in my household. Personally, I think these knives have ALMOST all the qualities one wants in a knife set: they're icnredibly durable, they are sharp,...Read complete review

There are dissenting opinions on these knives in my household. Personally, I think these knives have ALMOST all the qualities one wants in a knife set: they're icnredibly durable, they are sharp, they look sleek, the wood block adds some classiness to the kitchen (at least mine), and there are the usual assortment of types--carving knife, serated bread knife, six monster steak knives, a paring knife, etc. BUT, the hold-up is why I can't recommned these to anyone. Every knife is minutely serated. A bread knife I understand. Every knife though, that's a pain. It became a noticeable problem cutting chicken. The small peaks and valleys get caught up in the layers of chicken meat, tendons and what-not. First problem, the meat is much tougher to cut. Second problem, little bits of chicken stick to the knives. To me this kinda kills all the other cool points but my better half totally disagrees and thinks these things are wonderful. Two opinions but this is my review and while they're good for a lot of things, they aren't that great for cutting meat, which is probably what I want them for about 90% of the time.

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5.0

Great quality and has long lasting dependability.

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from USA

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

This knife is very dependable. The long lasting resistance to tarnish and scratching makes it a necessity in my kitchen.

Comfort
The handle design and arc of the blade allow for a smooth motion when chopping and the ability to make smooth and consistent cuts when making any meal anytime.

Performance
I have been using these knives for quite some time and so has my mother and grand mother. And we all believe it or not share the same knife set that my grandmother bought so long ago and they are still going strong and have only been sharpened twice! Definitely the best investment of your money whether you are a beginner cook or professional chef.

Durability
The durability of this knife has no competition. The knives that we have been using from J.A. Henkle have only been sharpened twice in 11 years since we purchased them. They are extremely resistant to scratches and tarnishing and will be a part of my family for as long as I will live.

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5.0

Great knife set!

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from USA

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

When I moved out into my own house, buying these knives was the first thing on my list. I knew a needed a good set of knives. I love to cook and these make cooking an even more pleasant experience. There is nothing more frustrating in a kitchen than dull knives. These make easy work of chopping and preparing ingredients. Quality knives!

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5.0

J.A. Henckel's Professional knife set.

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from USA

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

Top of the line cutlery!

Comfort
Very comfortable handles and grip area.

Performance
Top of the line design and performance.

Durability
Did break my paring knife but was replaced under warranty. Other than that just keep sharpening as needed!

Design
Sleek and attractive - VERY functional and SHARP!

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5.0

J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set Review: Love These Knives

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from USA

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

I have never been a knife snob, until my parents gave me the J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set for Christmas two years ago. I am afraid that using this set may have moved me into that category, because these knives are really incredible!

As a housewife who is in the kitchen cooking every single day, I can tell you that these knives are very high quality and extremely durable. I have used them on all kinds of foods, and they have stood up to the test of use and time. They make cutting even the most challenging foods very easy, so much so that it did take some getting used to.

The knife block is beautiful and very convenient for storage. The different types of knives included in the set ensure that you have the right tools for whatever you happen to be cooking.

I believe that this set will last a very long time. However, when the time does come to replace them, I will be buying more Henckles knives for sure!

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5.0

BEST. KNIVES. EVER.

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from Pleasant Hill, CA

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

We received these knives for a wedding gift WAAAAYYY back in 1994. We didn't register for them. We actually registered for some rinky-dink Kitchen-Aid set but my closet gourmand aunt laughed at what we chose and set us straight by purchasing these Henckels knives for us instead. Well, here we are almost 20 years later and these knives are still kicking butt! Whenever someone uses them, they comment, "Oh my GAWD, these knives are SO SHARP!" We've never sharpened them and they are cutting the same as they did back in 1994. We love them and don't even know what it's like to use bad kitchen knives because we've been spoiled by the Henckels set for almost two decades now. I feel sorry for those other people who have to use sub-par knives. They don't know what they're missing. When I have a niece or nephew getting married, these are the knives I'm purchasing for them! Henckels knives ROCK!

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5.0

The best knives I ever used

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from USA

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

During a visit from out of state, I gave my son the honor of cutting the Thanksgiving turkey. Within minutes, I heard him rummaging through the drawer, and then asked where I kept the sharp knives. The set I used was over thirty years old and I hadn’t paid much attention to how sharp they were anymore. The J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set was one of my Christmas gifts from him a month later.

I love how easy it is to grab a knife from the classy wood block. The extra slots allow me to add another size later. No more hiding the knives in a drawer . . . the wood block is a piece of art as well as a useful item.

My least favorite knife is the paring knife. The blade seems extra short. I use the steak knives the most. They feel comfortable in my hand. They wash easily and slip back into the slots until next time. I'll never use anything else again.

Comfort
The J.A. Henckels cutlery set is extremely comfortable. The handles aren't bulky but neither are they cheap and thin.

Performance
Super sharp knives. Be extra careful going from an old dull set to the new Henckels so you don't slice into your finger.

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5.0

Excellent knife set

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from USA

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

This is an excellent knife set for any kitchen use. My son is classic trained chef and he swears byive on Henckles. They look beautiful sitting on your counter. They are nicely weighted and very sharp. The block is durable and attract on the counter.

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5.0

Best knife set I've ever owned!

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from Carlsbad, CA

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

I love the J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set! I've had my set for 3 years and they are still as sharp as ever! I have the set that comes with the block, and it makes for really convenient storage. I use my set everyday and I'm amazed at how well its held up. We eat a lot of meat in this house, and its the perfect set of knives to cut through hard cuts of meat!

Comfort
Easy to hold and use.

Performance
Cuts really well!

Durability
I've had the set for three years and its still going strong!

Design
I love the block design, holds all my knives in a small space!

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5.0

We Have Tons of Knives But These Are The Best!

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from Podunk, NY

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

The best thing we ever did was purchase our JA Henckels Cutlery set. We have a large collection of knives because we do a lot of canning, freezing, and food preparation in our kitchen. This sometimes involves preparing five bushes of vegetables in a week's time. For a task like this, you need to have good sharp knives.

Despite having a ton of other knives, the ones we reach for all of the time (and honestly fight over) are the JA Henckels Professional knives. The knives are perfectly weighted and balanced and work beautifully. We will never be happy with cheaper knives again!

Comfort
Although the handles of these knives are comfortable generally speaking, I have a hard time with them if my hands get slimy or slick at all. These can be harder to hang on to, so I find them slipping out of my hands a little bit now and then. I simply keep paper towels handy to wipe them off and I am usually fine.

Performance
Our JA Henckels knife set is one of the best set of knives I have ever used. Cutco is similar, but we actually like our JA Henckels knives a bit better. They are perfectly weighted, with very solid handles, and blades that stay sharp a long time before we have to sharpen them. The selection of knives is perfect for all of our tasks too.

Durability
These knives have been in our home for almost 10 years now and they are just as nice as they were when we bought them. The only problem we have had is that someone keeps dropping the paring knife on the hard granite floor and the handle has lost a chunk out of one side, making it a bit frustrating at times to hold, but it still does not hurt our cutting performance much at all. We hand wash, however, not in the dishwasher.

Design
This knife set is fantastic. We all fight over these knives. Despite having a lot of knives to choose from, the JA Henkels knives are the first knives everyone runs to get when it is time for harvest preservation. They are fantastic and it makes a world of difference using them vs every other knife set we have used. We also find that we cut ourselves much much less than we do with cheaper knives too.

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3.0

Almost worth recommending, but not quite

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from Washington, DC

Comments about J.A. Henckels Cutlery Set:

There are dissenting opinions on these knives in my household. Personally, I think these knives have ALMOST all the qualities one wants in a knife set: they're icnredibly durable, they are sharp, they look sleek, the wood block adds some classiness to the kitchen (at least mine), and there are the usual assortment of types--carving knife, serated bread knife, six monster steak knives, a paring knife, etc. BUT, the hold-up is why I can't recommned these to anyone. Every knife is minutely serated. A bread knife I understand. Every knife though, that's a pain. It became a noticeable problem cutting chicken. The small peaks and valleys get caught up in the layers of chicken meat, tendons and what-not. First problem, the meat is much tougher to cut. Second problem, little bits of chicken stick to the knives. To me this kinda kills all the other cool points but my better half totally disagrees and thinks these things are wonderful. Two opinions but this is my review and while they're good for a lot of things, they aren't that great for cutting meat, which is probably what I want them for about 90% of the time.

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