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Calphalon Contemporary ™ 17-Piece Block Set

Calphalon Contemporary ™ 17-Piece Block Set
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A complete cutlery collection—including santoku, shears and steak knives—with Calphalon's renowned construction, performance and style. High-carbon German stainless steel knives feature full-tang, forged blades and the name of each etched into the handle. Knives are fully tapered from cutting edge to spine, from tip to heel, for superior strength and versatility. Ergonomic handles have bolsters for added weight and balance as they protect your hands.

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Calphalon Contemporary 17-Piece Block Set is rated 4.1094 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sharp knives!!! I ordered this knife set about a month ago and we LOVE them! Super sharp though, so be carefull handling them. When they first arrived, I thought I received a damaged set so I went to the store to exchange, but the handles looked the same, as if they were run through a dishwasher. But once I hand washed them they got their luster back and look awesome on my butcher block counter. Great set, you won't regret buying them.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rust Wedding gift. Began to rust after 3-4 uses. Followed care instructions and never put in a dishwasher.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Knives My fiance and I registered for these after extensive research at C&B and other retailers. We wanted knives that had a jagged steak knife and these are perfect. We only have 2 complaints: The block has 2 empty spaces for "extra" knives - I suppose this is a good feature for some, but not for us. The knives easily get water marks in the DW. I know you're supposed to hand wash everything, but when you use a knife to cut through raw food you want to fully disinfect it in the DW. Overall, they are really good knifes and are very attractive.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great knife set Very happy with this block set. Would give it a 5 except the knives stain just a little. However, a little baking soda and water takes the stains right off. Stays sharp, especially with the steel.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rust spots Our set is only 10 day from purchase. All that we have used developed rust spots and no long carry their edge. Never used the dishwasher and followed care instructions. Would not recommend this cutlery set at all, waste of our money!
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great set of knives We bought this to replace a set that was over 20 years old and love the knifes.  There are only one thing I wish was different about the set; the scissors stick out a bit too far and make it a little difficult to replace the steak knifes.  Have been enjoying the set ever since we purchased it.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Set of Knives I bought a set of Zwilling and took them back.  For less money one of the employees recommended these blades.  I took them home and immediately have been happy with the purchase.  They hold a great edge.  They have a great weight to them.  They aren't flashy and do their job well.  Don't see myself needing knives for a very long time.  Thanks Calphalon!  Totally would recommend.  Great knives for the value.
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Chip and rust easily We received this knife set as a gift for our wedding and after about a month of use the knives started to obtain rust spots. Now were 6 months down the road and most of the knives we use on a regular bases are started to chip which I have never seen before.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Dishwasher Safe When we registered and received this for our wedding we were very excited. We love the Calphalon cookware we received and assumed this knife set would be of equal quality. While the knives are sharp and work well they are very prone to rusting. If we would have looked more closely and saw they were not dishwasher safe, we would chosen another product. Even when they are hand wash, if they are meticulously dried immediately or they will rust. We have been using them for about 2 months and many of the pieces have areas of rust. Its definitely not worth the money, and we will not be replacing this set with another Calphalon set. The cheap set we had prior to this one never showed any signs of rust, was dishwasher safe, and they were 25% the price.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Impressed! Being a "Calphalon Junkie" when I saw this set I had to have it. Luckily Santa was in agreement. The knives just "LOOK" amazing. The way they feel in the hand, the balance and just a professional feeling when I use them make these knives something that I will be using over and over again. Yep, I'm a Calphalon Junkie! Great product!.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!! I received these knives as a gift! These are the best knives we have EVER owned!Not only do they cut everything like it was butter - but they are so beautiful sitting on the counter. I will never own anything else but Calphalon knives again.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! My wife and I purchased these after our wedding. We wanted a nice set of knives. These have well surpassed our expectations. I think it will be a very long time before we'll have to buy another knife.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great set of knives I've had this set for a long time and I've been happy with them. They are very sharp and a good weight. There is a knife for every use. It also comes with a knife sharpener and it comes in handy. These knives are so easy to cut with. It makes my job easier.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They are great! We got these for our wedding registry, they are amazing
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from who could ask for anything more? I got this as a wedding gift. They are the perfect set! Good balance, good weight, sharp and a lifetime warranty!
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Everyday Set I have had this set for over a year. It is very practical and is placed right next to my work space in the kitchen. Knifes hold an edge. Steak knives are wonderful. I purchased the sandwhich knife separately. It did fit the block; minor down side to the block. I found that if doubled up one slot with the smaller knife it worked. Very good buy.
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Set! We got this set as a wedding gift and absolutely love it!  A very nice set! I would recommend to anyone!
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest knives I've ever used!! We bought these knives when we got married 15 months ago. We have been using them on a daily basis and they're holding out great! They need to be sharpened a bit because of how much they're used but are working just fine. Best purchase ever! We're even considering buying a set for my mom for Christmas. 
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really nice set I received these as a wedding gift and am very pleased with the knives. My favorite is the large chef's knife, which has stayed really sharp over the last year. My only compliant is that you have to be careful washing and drying these. When they go in the dishwasher, a couple of my blades got what looks like rust spots on them. Serves me right for not handwashing and drying... But overall a really good set for the price!
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Blades break I have the 17 piece set and so far the 5" and 8" knives have broken where the blade meets the handle while cutting vegetables.  Looks like corrosion of some sort in the metal.  No more knives made in China....
Date published: 2013-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality knives Was looking for a good set of knives to replace an old one & a friend recommended these to me. These knives are so sharp & stays sharp for a long time, so impressive. The set looks good sitting on my counter top.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Great price! We did a lot of searching for a knife set for our wedding registry - and based on reviews and the price we went with this one. We couldn't have been happier! This set makes food prep so easy - and they clean-up well and look beautiful on our counter too! Also we love that they come with 8 steak knives for any large dinners we may have! We know these will do their job for many years to come. Thank you Crate and Barrel for carrying this great, well-priced product!
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Knife Set! We received this as a wedding gift from our registry and we use it everyday! The quality of the knives are outstanding and the array of knives they give you within the set is super helpful for all of our kitchen needs. I really appreciate that there are more slots for knives if we buy more as well as on the end of each knife it tells you what it's name is and the length! Great purchase!
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great cutlery bought this set for my wife . the cutlery is well balanced and super sharp. the wood block match perfectly to are cherry kitchen cabinets. I also order the 2 PC - 8 in slicer and serving fork set. there is 2 extra slots in the block and holds the 8 in slicer knife perfect but not the serving fork . this is the only complaint we have. the block should of been design to hold one. the knifes are all well marked as to what they are on the end of each handle except for the 8 steak knifes . the solid steel knifes rubber grips are perfectly design for your hands to grip them .you do want to be careful unwrapping them when they arrive. my wife was so scarred of slicing herself because there so sharp. each knife comes with a plastic safety tip for your safety . also when the wood knife block is filled with all the knifes it is heavy.I have cut up veggie ,potato , bought a whole boneless sirloin was able to slice right though it in a single pass raw with the 8 inch Chiefs knife to turn it into 3 pot roasts and 8 steaks for diffrent meals. I was very impressed with little pressure applyed to the knife .CON - the wood knife blocks not having a slot to handle the Serving Fork
Date published: 2012-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice set Overall, I like this set. All the essentials for everyday cooking. However, I have noticed rust spots in certain areas if they are not hand-washed and dried right away. My husband doesn't like that part, and has put them through the dishwasher a few times. Try not to do this because the lovely black handles start loosing their luster when run through a dishwasher. Other than that, I would recommend them.
Date published: 2012-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great knives - awkward block We registered for this set of knives and I was so excited to finally have a good knife set. The knives themselves are great. They are incredibly sharp, they feel good in your hand, they have a modern look and clean design, and I love the fact that the ends are labeled. For the knives themselves, I'd give it 5 stars, but I only gave 4 stars because of the block.The block looks darker in person than it does online. Also, the slots that the knifes go into are open to the bottom, so be careful when you move it in case some of the knives poke through. Also, there are two extra slots, which is nice if you plan on buying more knives, but we aren't going to anytime soon, so it just looks weird right now.The slots also aren't cut to fit specific knives, and it isn't intuitive which knives go where. My old knife blog fit each knife snug - this one the knives move around because most slots are too big.Overall, the knives are awesome, but the block isn't great at all.
Date published: 2012-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calphalon Quality I love the exceptional quality of Calphalon knives. These were bought as a gift because we had already purchased Calphalon knives for our home and absolutely love them.
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mis numbered and dangerous First off the knifes are great! I've had a couple of block sets and these have worked great. However, as a block set Calphalon really messed up. It's a 17 piece set in which the knife block has 19 holes. This would be good if your adding knifes but they then didn't make the wholes fit any knife you would legitimately be adding to a block set. So, it great detracts from the look.Also, if you are moving your house, or have have an active kitchen like me where you move things around depending on what event your prepping for BE VERY CAREFUL!! Calphalon messed up the measurements for the block. The steak knives and 8" stick out a good ways. If you move it and aren't very careful you can slice up your arm pretty good... cause they knifes do stay sharp.As a block set I was disappointed with Calphalon. It's not their usual quality.
Date published: 2011-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality & Value We love this set of knives! It makes every cutting, slicing and dicing job far easier - what a difference a really good knife makes!Only want to caution, as others have indicated - they are VERY sharp (which is why they work so well), however, extra caution is necessary when using them, especially in the beginning if users are not used to such sharp knives.
Date published: 2011-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Very nice! I love how sharp the knives are! It looks great in my kitchen! Every type of knife I need! :)
Date published: 2011-08-23
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