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Old 04-30-2013, 10:50 AM   #11
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Are these items priced correctly for their quality? Are any or all of these good options? Is there one you'd recommended?

1) Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star II Cutlery - Cutlery & Knives - Kitchen - Macy's

2) J.A. Henckels International "Classic" Open Stock Cutlery - Cutlery & Knives - Kitchen - Macy's

3) Wusthof Grand Prix II Cutlery - Cutlery & Knives - Kitchen - Macy's
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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#2 is a cheaper line from Henckels.

Choosing from these three, I'd go with #1 or #3. I have a set of Henckels Pro 'S'. Similar in quality to the Four Star with a different style handle.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:20 AM   #13
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#2 is a cheaper line from Henckels.

Choosing from these three, I'd go with #1 or #3. I have a set of Henckels Pro 'S'. Similar in quality to the Four Star with a different style handle.

Thank you for your help. Do you have a preference between #1 and #3 or are they both the same quality exactly and just different brands?
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:22 AM   #14
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Thank you for your help. Do you have a preference between #1 and #3 or are they both the same quality exactly and just different brands?
I believe they are comparable. Go to a cutlery shop and handle the knives. Your wife should as well. Choose the ones that are most comfortable.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:25 AM   #15
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I have #3 and like them.

But it is pretty imperative that you hold them in your hand before you buy.

For example, Shun and Global knives are top rate but feel very uncomfortable when I use them at other people's houses.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #16
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I have taken he advice of many here and tested and also selected many individual knives, not getting a full set. The one knife I am having the most trouble with is a bread knife. Can anyone make a suggestion please or multiple suggestions from the knives below?

1) Wusthof Grand Prix II 10' Super Slicer - Bed Bath & Beyond

2) Wusthof Classic 9-Inch Double Serrated Bread Knife - Bed Bath & Beyond

3) Wusthof Classic 9' Bread Knife - Bed Bath & Beyond
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and I hope it's okay to ask this querion here too --- can anyone suggest brands or types of steak knives please?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:54 PM   #18
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I have taken he advice of many here and tested and also selected many individual knives, not getting a full set. The one knife I am having the most trouble with is a bread knife. Can anyone make a suggestion please or multiple suggestions from the knives below?

1) Wusthof Grand Prix II 10' Super Slicer - Bed Bath & Beyond

2) Wusthof Classic 9-Inch Double Serrated Bread Knife - Bed Bath & Beyond

3) Wusthof Classic 9' Bread Knife - Bed Bath & Beyond
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and I hope it's okay to ask this querion here too --- can anyone suggest brands or types of steak knives please?
Same answer as before. Whichever one feels good in your hand.
Wusthof makes steak knives too.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #19
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This knife does not lable itself as a "bread knife", is it still a bread knife without the lable or am I better off selecting #2 or #3 knife listed above? Thank you
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This knife does not lable itself as a "bread knife", is it still a bread knife without the lable or am I better off selecting #2 or #3 knife listed above? Thank you
Any serrated knife will cut bread. One consideration is the length of the knife compared to the kinds of bread you like to eat. It's helpful if the knife is long enough to easily cut through wide bread loaves, like a boule.
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