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Old 11-24-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
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Cuisinart Knives

Anyone had a bad experience with these? My knives are crap and these are on special for a really good price. My pans are Cuisenart and I love them. They list at $200 but are on sale for $40. Just wondering if I might be being taken or if they are decent knives for the average home cook.

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Old 11-24-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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Never had them, never used them, never knew anybody who had them or used them, so you can disrigard my opinion. But why would you buy a knife from a pot maker?
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:33 PM   #3
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Charlie, would you buy pots and pans from an electrical appliance maker? You shouldn't assume a product is not good because the manufacturer makes other products as well.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:42 PM   #4
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Didn't I just say you can disregard my opinion? Also where did you see me saying that they were bad? ANd about electrical appliance maker which one do you refer to? I can't answer if I do not know what you are talking about.
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:18 PM   #5
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...But why would you buy a knife from a pot maker?
Charlie, I do disregard your opinion. I was questioning why you made it.

The tone of your statement above suggests you don't think it's very good idea.

The company I was referring to is Cuisinart. They make cookware, cutlery and electrical appliances for the kitchen - blenders, grills, food processors, etc.

Viking makes stoves and cookware.

Calphalon makes cookware, cutlery and cooking utensils.

Braun makes electric shavers and kitchen appliances.

Multiple product lines is more common than not.
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:24 PM   #6
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Ok, fine if you want to be thAt serious, yeah, I do not like cusinart knives, or calphalon for that matter. But hey, like I said, you can disregard my opinion.
Now by the same token, knifes are only as good as the care you take of them.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:00 PM   #7
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I just don't want to spend good money on bad knives.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
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There are a number of websites that review knives. I suggest you google something such as "review of kitchen knives" and read through the results.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:31 PM   #9
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I just don't want to spend good money on bad knives.
So don't.

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Old 11-26-2007, 12:25 PM   #10
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Anyone had a bad experience with these? .

Yes. I bought my mother one and it wasn't sharp out of the package and dulled right away.

I wouldn't recommend them.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:34 PM   #11
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Callisto, do you need a whole set? I only use these knives the most frequent being listed first: 8" chef, 3 1/2" paring, 7" santoku (maybe once a month or when the chef's knife is in the sink). The chef's knife is pretty heavy so I bought the DW a 6" utility that fits her hand better. Any ol' serrated edge knife works for bread.

You might be better off spending the $40 on one knive for now. Take care of it and the knife will stay sharp and last a long time.

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:13 PM   #12
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Callisto, I have a couple of these knives I picked up on sale for the same reason you are considering them - because I've found their other kitchen products to be excellent. That said, the two I have aren't great. They seem to dull pretty quickly. (Of course, they were way better than the crappy ones I had before!!!)

Jeekinz gave some really good advice - buy one high quality knife (on sale if possible) and start there. Otherwise, you'll end up with a number of knives that "are too good to throw away" but that you'll never reach for once you own a really good knife. (Ask me how I know. lol)
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:58 PM   #13
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I can tell you they are comparable to the Chicago Cutlery (Landmark Edition) set that I have right now.

I liked my Cuisinart knife set quite a bit, but I couldn't pass up the deal I got on my current set.
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Hawkeye,

Welcome!! I grew up in CR.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:34 PM   #15
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I googled the Landmark Edition, Hawkeye, and it looks like a gorgeous set. Congrats! And BTW, welcome to DC.
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It's a small world Jenny :D I am from Des Moines but found myself working for AEGON.

I do like the Landmark edition quite a bit, presents itself very nicely.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:02 AM   #17
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I've taken them for test runs before; I wasn't impressed. But then again, I'm a knife snob. I'd be suspicious of any single knife that was only 40 dollars, let alone a whole set.

The biggest knock on them is that they aren't forged. They aren't going to be as durable as some of the nicer brands out there, but they're serviceable.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:38 AM   #18
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Wusthof worth the price and you can buy just one or two at a time.
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