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Your insider’s info on the Chicago Cutlery 14 Piece Knife Set
Let’s just get on the same page here:
Chicago Cutlery is a brand from the World Kitchen group, a company that strives to deliver innovative and modern kitchen equipment to meet the needs of home cooks across the world.
Why I like Chicago Cutlery
Essentially, Chicago Cutlery produces some of the most affordable high quality kitchen knives on the market today. Their reputation for exceeding quality can be seen and felt by using their range of knives which appear to have been designed with professional applications in mind.
Review of the Chicago Cutlery 14-Piece Knife Set – The Damen Collection
Wow! This set is really stunning, so it ticks all the boxes as far as the attraction factor goes. The cherry-stained knife block is super elegant and is what essentially gives it that very impressive style and swagger.
More on the Damen Collection:
With its Asian-inspired design, the Damen collection boasts high carbon stainless steel forged blades with triple-riveted polymer handles. Their full tang designs give you strength, balance and control for the most effortless cutting. Carrying a full lifetime warranty, the Chicago Cutlery 14-Piece Knife Set is perfect for just about any cook.
This knife block set includes the following
- 75 inch Chef’s Knife
- 75 inch Bread Knife
- 2 x 4.5 inch Utility Knives
- 5 inch Paring Knife
- 6 x 4.5 inch Serrated Steak Knives
- Kitchen Shears
- Sharpening Steel
- A Cherry Wood Block
Chicago Cutlery knife products are warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal household use for the lifetime of the products. Any defective knives will be repaired or replaced at no cost to the customer. The warranty is nullified if you use the knives for any weird applications or you don’t follow Chicago Cutlery’s Use & Care instructions.
My Experience with the Chicago Cutlery 14 Piece Knife Set
The Damen collection from Chicago Cutlery really impressed me with its high carbon stainless steel blades that arrived with razor sharp edges. The blades are sharpened for precision cutting and the high quality blade material ensures they’re more resistant to stains, rust and pitting.
I loved how the triple-riveted polymer handle with its forged bolster provided me with increased control over the knife, ensuring safety and stability all the way.
Overall the knives offered superior balance and they have a nice weight, just enough for my personal taste.
I got a lot done with them and I was impressed with how well they maintained their edges before they needed some sharpening.
I love how even the steak knives in this set are forged, and not stamped like most other knife block sets.
Who is this set for?
I’d say that this is just about the perfect set for a newbie home cook wanting to broaden their horizons in the culinary world.
Who is this set NOT for?
If you’re a pro cook, you’re not going to appreciate the Damen collection. There are only 3 straight edge blades in the set, with the rest being serrated, which means you won’t have enough versatility to fulfill all your needs.
- The knife set comprises of a sleek and sophisticated block that would fit into any kitchen
- The knives are made with high quality materials
- The knives are triple-riveted for added strength and durability
- I love the fact that the knives are full tang
- It’s a very durable set that offers a wide variety of knives
- It’s affordable
- The shears and the sharpener have plastic handles which stand out like a rotten egg among the classy knives in this set
- The wood block will stain and chip, I suspect it’s not the best quality ever
The Chicago Cutlery 14 Piece Knife Set Damen Collection is a dime-a-dozen, and I would happily recommend it to the more budget-conscious cooks out there looking to invest in good quality knives at a price that won’t break the bank.
It might not be the quality you’d get from top-end names like Wusthof and Shun, but considering the price tag, this set is definitely the leader in its class.
Coming up next I’ll share my last little blurb of info with you for now when I’ll be talking about the Chicago Cutlery Boning Knife. Seeing as it will be the last article in this series, I promise it will be good and well worth reading!