Since Kitchen Knives are so expensive, I knew when I got knives they would have to be ones that were going to be sturdy and last me a long time. I decided to get a KitchenAid Knife set, and I'm really glad I bought them. This knife set has all of the knives you could possibly want, plus a set of scissors that you can use in the kitchen. I also like that the block they are in is very nice so I am fine leaving it out on the counter. It looks very nice, and it's convenient to easily use any knife you might want. These knives are really easy to wash, and I actually just put them in the top shelf of the dishwasher. I never had problems with any of the knives breaking or becoming too dull. Like I said, these are a little expensive, but they're well worth the price. I plan to have them forever. Design I love the design of the block that you keep the knives in. It looks nice enough to leave out on the kitchen counter.