Is it worth it? The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Stainless-Steel 11-Piece Knife Set

by paulb on February 27, 2012

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Stainless-Steel 11-Piece

Lords and ladies of the kitchen, I think you would agree with me when I say that the knives you use define your life in the kitchen. If you have a subpar set, then cutting tasks can involve some fighting, or at least, some difficulty. I’ve gone through a couple of knife sets, and I can safely say that the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Stainless-Steel 11-Piece Knife Set can make your life a lot easier. Is it worth it? Let’s check it out.

What’s in the box?

This kitchen knife set includes virtually every knife you need: a peeling knife (2.5-inch), a paring knife (4-inch), a serrated utility knife (5-inch), a utility knife (6-inch), a chef’s knife (8-inch), a santoku knife (7-inch), a bread knife (8-inch), and a steak knife (4.5-inch). Thrown in for good measure is a pair of kitchen shears, a 9-inch sharpening steel, and the knife block. As you may have guessed, the set offers everything you may need on any given task: cutting, paring, peeling, dicing, slicing, and chopping, among other tasks. The sharpening steel will come in handy in maintaining the edge on these knives, while the block will allow you to store your knives as well as display them.

The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Stainless-Steel 11-Piece Knife Set is also made special by the knives themselves. They are made from high carbon stainless steel, machine stamped from a single piece of steel. The knives precision cut with a laser and then hand-honed. The knife maker, Henckels, also uses the Friodur ice-hardening process to further strengthen and protect the blades. These processes make the knives very sharp, durable, and long lasting. Furthermore, the knives feature a full tang to which the polymer handles are triple riveted, making them more durable.

What do other people say about it?

The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Stainless-Steel 11-Piece Knife Set has an average customer review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in Amazon. Needless to say, a lot of customers are happy with this product, and very few expressed concerns or complaints about the set. Some noted that though the product is a starter set, you will still be able to appreciate Henckel’s high quality. Others noted that the knives are lighter than other higher-end knives and that the smaller knives don’t fit the pre-fabricated knife block perfectly.

All things said though, this is probably the best kitchen knife set you’d be able to get for under US$ 500 – and it’s even more affordable now because Amazon has slashed 57% off so you can get it for only US$ 209.99

Do we need to say it? If you’re looking for an affordable set from a trustworthy knife brand like Henckels, then this would be a good time to buy it while the offer is on.