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My Personal Review of Cutco Knives
This is my personal review of Cutco knives. I do not sell Cutco knives, and I am not a rep; I am an owner, and I happen to love my knives. My nephew was starting out with Cutco to make a few extra bucks in college, and I happened to be the first person he showed his demonstration to—I was also his first buyer. I was always searching for a knife that would cut my steak instead of ripping it apart, but I admit, it was tough shelling out $450 for a knife set. Still, after 18 years of use, it was one of my best investments. I bought the small set. There are sets that will cost you over $1,500 like Cutco's ultimate set, but I personally didn't need a set that big.
Are Cutco Knives Any Good?
My Cutco knives are just as sharp today as they were 12 years ago. None of my Cutco knives have ever fallen apart, and I have never had to have them sharpened. The knife blade continues through the entire handle and is riveted to the handle on both sides, which is a great feature for adding strength to the knife. I have always washed the knives in the dishwasher and none of my handles have ever cracked or broken.
Cutco 4-Pc Table Knife Set
The Reason I Bought Cutco Knives
First of all, I had no intention of buying anything the day my nephew came to do his demonstration, but I was impressed with the longevity of the company, or maybe it was the demo of the scissors cutting the penny into a corkscrew... Anyway, I bought the knife set because of the unconditional money back guarantee and because they're guaranteed for life. I figured since the Cutco Company has been around since 1948 they will probably be around for a few more years to fulfill their lifetime guarantee to me if I had a problem. The only stipulation is you have to pay shipping charges to and from the company if you ever need to have your knives sharpened, I can handle that. I have never had the knife set sharpened yet, so I doing well.
What If a Cutco Knife Gets Damaged or Rusty?
After 18 years, my spatula had some rust spots that would wipe off and leave a dull spot in the polished stainless steel, then my handle broke on my pairing knife. I contacted Cutco and they advised me to package the two damaged knives and ship them UPS. My two knives were back in the holder in less then a week at no charge except shipping to the manufacturer. Great company and great customer service!
Cutco's Patented Double D Edge
Cutco steak knives have a cutting edge called the Double D edge, this is not a serrated edge, it is a cutting edge that has 3 cutting points, the cutting points are not on the edge of the blade, they are cut into the side of the blade, this is why the blade stays sharp, you can even cut on a granite or marble counter top without damaging the blades cutting points, hence, the steak knives stay sharp for a long time.
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They have the same patented Double - D edge on the spatula, great for spreading condiments on your favorite sandwiches, and it's also great for cutting them when done. The spatula is also ideal for cutting into fresh bread and spreading butter afterwards.
Cutco vs. Henckels (Opinion)
I own a few individual Henckels, but in my personal opinion, Cutco has them beat. Henckel makes a great knife too, but I have to sharpen them every few months and I hate having to sharpen my knives, I just want to use them and throw them in the dishwasher, if you know what I mean. I remember years ago buying a knife set and getting a sharpener with it, I thought that was cool, now that I look back, I realize that's not a good selling point for someone who knows nothing about sharpening knives.
Customer Reviews of Cutco Knives
I have read some other customer reviews that have knocked the type of metal used for the Cutco knife blades, but I personally have never had a problem with them rusting or breaking, but I have never abused them either. The only problems I have with my Cutco knife set is I can never find my scissors because the kids are always taking them and never putting them back, and I have had one knife missing for about 2 months, I'm still waiting for it to show up but I think I will have to break down and buy a new one.
Cutco Cutting a Penny
I Review for You
I'm a tool guy, and I love to put tools through the test, when I find a tool that can make life's every day projects easier, I like to share my findings. I don't care if it's a tool for cooking, fixing a car, or repairing Christmas lights, if it works well; I'm going to let you know, if it doesn't work well, I'll still let you know my opinion, unfortunately Henckel fell within those guidelines, I know I will have some of you who disagree with me when it come to comparing the knives, my wife is always trying to push Henckels on me, that's why I have a few single Henckel knives hanging around, so it's ok, I still want your opinion, everyone's opinion should be heard, plus I'm not an expert on cutlery, I'm just an owner of a very good knife set. Everything I review on Hubpages is something I own and use, I write about these tools with no fluff or exaggeration, just my personal experience.
Steak Knife Demo
Nobody Can Teach You Experience
When I was just starting out in the automotive field, I use to buy Craftsman tools, they make a good tool, and they have a lifetime warrantee. Then I bought my first set of Snap-on wrenches, it was then I realized the difference between good and awesome. The tool worked better, felt better, and lasted longer without breaking, I no longer was wasting money buying inferior tools and started investing in quality not quantity, in other words don't let the knife sharpener fool you, especially if you don't know how to sharpen knives.
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