Rated 4 out of 5 by Geeky engineer Great set for the price and performance
We got the set for our wedding gift 5 years ago. Its a great set and after dailey use, it still looks brand new. I do have to sharpen the knives about every 6 months or so. Considering dailey use, I would say thats more than acceptable. It got no rust spot or dents or chips. But I hand wash them right after use and hand dry them right after wash. I never soak them in water or leave them dry in drying racks. Love it overall. However there is one small complaint to keep it from getting 5 stars. The edges are sharp, but the ridge of the blade are sharp as well. The blades are thick. So the top ridges basicallly got 2 sharp edges. They are like your ski blades and will cut your fingers if run your fingers across them by accident. I use my fingers as fence against the chef knife blades during fast chopping. Occcasionlly my fingers would run along the top ridge and would get a cut. It would be nice if they are slightly rounded on top. I tooke care of it by running a sharpening stone across it couple times. Other than that, its a great set. You won't find a better set for less.
October 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sveda Dissapointed
Have been using this knife set for about three years. After the first year little rusty spots started to appear, then the blades on almost all knives started to get a little nicks. Every time I wan to use a knife have to sharpen it ( doesn't help too much) For the price of the set I would think the knives should last more then three years in good to excellent condition. BTW knives were always hand washed and used only on wooden cutting board. Going back to my 20 year old Japanese set.
September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by space Great knife set!
Great knife set with a few empty slots. I ended up buying the rest of the Contemporary Knife collection and filled the empty slots. Only problem is.. the 6 1/2" Sandwich knife does not fit in the 21 piece block when you have all the Contemporary Knifes..
June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luis Their weght and handles
I have them for 6 years and are wonderful. Planning to buy them again
March 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Porthos Fantastic Knife Set
My wife bought me this set for Christmas 2yrs ago. The knives stay sharp, when they do need sharpening they are very easy to sharpen. I use them every day, cause I do all the cooking. One review says that he dropped it and it broke at the handle, well I just had that happen to me and call CS and sent them a picture, they sent me a new one for no charge. I love it. If you take care of them they will last forever.
July 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Josiemom Unsatisfied
These knives require you to sharpen them frequently. Even after doing so they weren't very sharp. Calphalon should stick to cookware. That's what they do best.
November 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dehlers Great knife for the price
Purchased this block of knives about 6 years ago. For the price I am very happy with the knives performance. They hold their edge very well and are extremely balanced with good weight for a great cutting experience.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by klandon I love these knives!
I have been eyeing this set for years and finally got it! The handles are the perfect diameter for a comfortable grip, and they have great weight and balance. The blades are solid and provide perfect slicing every time. The block is a beautiful addition to my kitchen counter. I could not be happier with my purchase!
September 10, 2013