An in-depth look at the Cuisinart Kitchen Knives – Cuisinart Cutlery Knives Review
I want to get you one the same page I’m on right now regarding Cuisinart and their knives. So for the greater good of home cooks everywhere, I’m going to show you a comprehensive Cuisinart Cutlery Knives Review.
First up, I tackled the Cuisinart Santoku before I field tested the 8 Inch Chef’s Knife and finally the Ceramic Chef’s Knife.
You should know that Cuisinart knives were made with the budget-conscious cook in mind, which is why I’ not going to list hundreds of products here, I’ve covered the best basics and that’s it.
Cuisinart Cutlery Knives Review
Number One – The Cuisinart Classic Triple-Riveted Santoku
I suppose despite its inconsistency, the Cuisinart Santoku is decently sharp, and I have to say that I was totally fooled by the price into thinking it wouldn’t be sharp at all. I have a lot of beef with the Santoku despite the fact that it came with a sharp edge out of the box. Overall it has a nice thin stock, a full grind, a thin, lightly curved and acute edge, so things seemed good to go in the initial stage.
With its well contoured grip and a decent length blade, the Santoku would be a great fit for pinch grip lovers, but then again you’d have to be able to deal with the flaws like edges that just don’t stay sharp, the massive burden or sharpening the edges once they dull out and the fact that the Santoku is extremely prone to rust and corrosion.
For its price, the Cuisinart Santoku delivers above average cutting performance thanks to its thin edge, high flat grind and thin stock
It came with above average initial sharpness
They grip was comfortable to hold onto and the knife was easy to clean up after prep
The blade can and will rust faster than most other top-end knives out there
It just doesn’t feel as durable as I would have like it to feel
Number Two – The Cuisinart Triple-Riveted 8 Inch Chef’s Knife
I really wanted to like this knife, but despite boasting a forged blade with a full tang and rivets to secure the handle to the blade, it just couldn’t perform the way I needed it to. The chef’s knife is hard to control and the balance is just off. It does boast high carbon steel for the blade and a full flat grind with a thin edge that seemed sharp on first impression. I’m definitely not recommending this one to anyone out there.
The handle at least offers a comfortable grip
It looks like it could do some serious cutting
Overall, it’s a sleek looking knife
The edge isn’t as sharp as it needs to be
The balance is disappointing
The lack of control I had over the knife makes it downright dangerous
Number Three – Cuisinart Element Ceramic Chef’s Knife
The 8 inch ceramic chef’s knife from Cuisinart boasts a ceramic blade which is known for being sharper, stronger and more durable than stainless steel. The manufacturer claims to have used a new blade technology that allows the blade to retain its edge for even longer, but that’s something that can only be tested in the long run.
This knife is backed by a 5 year limited warranty, which says a lot about the quality (other Cuisinart knives come with lifetime warranties), this unfortunately means that I’m not convinced of its overall quality. I did like the initial sharp-ish blade it came with and the ergonomic handle gave me enough control over the knife along with a good enough grip.
The blade was pretty sharp out of the box
It comes with a blade guard
It’s a budget-friendly option if you want to test the waters of ceramic knives
Ceramic is prone to chipping and breaking
The edge isn’t nearly as sharp as many of the contending knives
The limited 5 year warranty is a major issue
Cuisinart Element Open Stock Ceramic Chef’s Knife, 8-Inch
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