Henckels International Forged Synergy Knife Block Set

Kitchen 13 Piece Stainless Steel

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Henckels International Forged SynergyThis 13 piece block set in Henckels International Forged Synergy pattern actually only has four kitchen prep knives to offer. The santoku, chef's knife, utility knife and paring knife will cover most of the ordinary kitchen tasks, but these are not all the knives you will need. Six knives in this set are steak knives in the same distinctive pattern, with full tang handles padded out with synthetic grips. It's an ergonomic style but you do need to consider whether it matches your tableware.

Basic construction is sound--Henckels maintains high standards for production and quality of steel, so even though this set may have been manufactured in China it still has to meet German standards. The forged construction is strong, with only the santoku deviating from Henckels' usual styles. This one knife is created with a narrow bolster and thin blade to allow the exceptional slicing cuts that have made the Japanese santoku style popular in Western kitchens.

The most common complaint users have about stainless steel knives today is rust. This set is rated dishwasher safe, but hand washing and drying is advised, and is the best way to make sure the set stays in good condition. The storage block included should also be of help, but even storage blocks can collect moisture. If you choose a spot for your knife block that is exposed to steam from cooking, that can be bad for the knives.

If you choose this set you'll need to add to it--a bread knife and heavy cleaver would do much to round out the assortment.

Compare this with the smaller Twin Pro knife block set.

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