Rated 5 out of 5 by 1person Superb quality
Beautiful set, extraordinary cutlery, well worth the price. They far pass any previous set I have used in quality and performance.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WAshopper high quality
We received the Contemporary 17-piece knife set as a wedding gift nearly seven years ago and I absolutely love these Calphalon knives. The blades are remarkable quality and the handles are comfortable. They clean well and look as good as day one. I've added a tomato slicer to the set, but otherwise I have never needed a knife that was not part of this incredible set.
December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gmamelluvs2shop Knives are sharp
I bought it thinking it was the self sharpening knives and when I got it home and out I couldn't see anywhere where it says self-sharpening
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HungryguyXXL Best set ever!!
I received this knife set as a Christmas present from my parents after they realized I was still using their old knife set they received as a wedding gift. Wood handles and all. But the blades had gotten so dull. After using these knives for 3 months I have been very impressed! I understand the "rust stains" everyone is talking about. I have left my dirty knives in the kitchen sink for about 3 days and they form faint rust spots. I just use the scrub side of my sponge and they rub right off. I have cut my thumb 1 time! I now make sure to pay attention when I'm hand washing my knives. I also try to hand dry them once I've finished cleaning them. Or if they sit they will get rust spots. But again, the spots scrub off. I have been very impressed with this set and have been thinking about getting a knife to fill the last slot on my block! I would recommend this set to EVERYONE!
February 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Busylady Lousy quality stainless steel
I had a cutlery set for almost 15 years that we got as a wedding present. They had wooden handles and I felt that after 15 years it was time to upgrade to a newer set.
I bought this set and paid what I thought was good money for a good set of knives that didn't have wooden handles. While I will say they were extremely sharp (as you would assume for a brand new set) they had to be hand washed and dried immediately or they will get rust spots. Not what I expected from STAINLESS STEAL! The knives I had for 15 years never did that. I have owned them for just over six months and already one of the knives has rusted at the handle and then snapped in half while cutting with it. I would like to see something made today last more than a year. Why is everything made today cost more and the quality stinks. Not what I expected out of the Calphalon name and the price I paid!!!!
Oh and the tips of knives are so thin that if you put them in your dish strainer it will bend the tip. Cheap!
January 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by lookingfordeals It's what the kids wanted.
From my perspective it looks like it will be great for the newlyweds. Only complaint is the packaging - looked like it was a returned product. Hope we don't find anything wrong when it is opened!
July 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by csimington Several rusted after only 2 months!
These were a Christmas present and we made sure to be extremely careful with the handling of them. We hand wash them and never let them sit in the sink or in water. However, 10 of the knives already have several rust spots on them! The low quality knife set we had prior never rusted but this "high quality" knife set didn't even last 3 months!
February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by thestudent Standing the test of time
I have owned these knives for over 7 years now. I mainly use the chef's knife, but enjoy them all. They keep and sharpen to a fine edge. I sharpen my own blades using a diamond stone as needed (it's easy). I hand wash them and plan on keeping them for a very long time. My wife won't use them as they are too sharp for her and she doesn't want to cut herself.
February 8, 2016