We bought this set 9 years ago with gift cards from our wedding. We have followed the instructions to keep the knives out of our dishwasher and only hand wash them. We use them daily and they are simply wonderful!! I truly truly hate cooking anywhere else unless I bring my knives with me! One super nice feature is having the name of the knife on the end of the shaft, so you don't have to pull it out to see what it is. Super convenient! The only maintenance our set has needed is sharpening. Love love love!
Calphalon Contemporary 17-Piece Knife Block Set
About This Item
- Set includes 4.5-In. Parer, 6-in. Utility, 7-in. Santoku, 8-in. Slicer, 8-in. Chef's knife, 8-in. Bread knife, 10-in. Honing steel, 8-pc. Steak knife set, kitchen shears, and maple stained wood block
- Blades crafted from high-carbon, no-stain German steel from tip to tang (steak knives made from Asian steel)
- Full tang design for better balance and superior strength
- Calphalon knives have names etched onto handle end, for easy identification when stored in the block
- Sleek, ergonomically contoured Polynesian handle
I have had this knife set for 9 years and I still love it! A few of the knives have some rust spots but that could be from my husband who put them in the dishwasher once or twice.
I feel terrible for those who have not had a good experience with this set because it has worked so well for me and I really enjoy them.
Nicks and chips in the blades
I have owned this set for almost 10 years and have been overall satisfied with the sharpness and durability of the knives!! However, there are nicks and chips in most of the knives in the set and I find that to be very uncharacteristic for a Calphalon product as the majority of products in our kitchen are Calphalon. I have never put them in the dishwasher and only hand wash them.
Don't waste your money
I bought this set 2 years ago and much to my surprise, they are rusty and a couple of the blades actually have nicks in them from the rust. I have a 12 year old Kitchen Aid set that I use the same way and they haven't started to rust at all! So disappointing. Never expected them to rust!
Not holding up over time
I've had this set for about five years. Initially I really liked the knives, and it's convenient to have the knife type stamped on the handle. But they are just not holding up. I had hoped that this brand would be one I would own for many years. But even with proper care, many of the knives have rust on them, and some of the larger knives have nicks in the blade. Very disappointing for a set of this price
We got these to replace a cheaper set of knives and truely wish we just kept them. The blades have nicks in them and the blades have rust spots. They are always hand washed. The paring knife blade broke at the handle base. Overall dissatisfied with these knives. They are definitely not worth the money for the quality we have gotten.
Rusty after 2 years
Very disappointed. These knive started rusting after about 6 months. My husband bought these to replace a set I'd had for 15 years (another brand) that were cheaper but apparently much better than these.
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