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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 4.1216 out of 5 by 74.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty and sharp These knives are sharp, watch out onions, tomatoes, steaks and fingers! Yup some accident might happen but they're are amazing. Only bummer, which we knew before getting it from other reviews, is that it's not dishwasher safe and you really need to wash them asap after you use or they start rusting and getting stained. Still they're very nice knives and the steak knives are great.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product We purchased this product a year ago and have been completely satisfied. The knives have been used daily and we have encountered no problems at all. We never put them in the dishwasher. The dishwashing detergent will cause pits in the blades and can cause them to rust. If you take care of them they will last a lifetime.
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great gift for newlyweds My husband and I registered for this not only for it's affordability but how much it provides. The knives are incredibly sharp, and there is an extra space for knives you may buy outside of the product which I like. The steak knives are not that sharp though. We are using the ones from our old set in their place.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rusts I received this off my wedding registry and within months, Rust stains started appearing. I called C&B customer service, and they advised that it was "pitting" stains from acidic foods. I hand wash each knife, and they don't sit with food on them for too long so I decided to bring them in store. They tried to polish the example I brought in and when they we're unable to remove the stain, they gave me a new set. Same exact thing happened with the new set. I'm not sure what the problem, is but the Purchasing team at Crate & Barrel needs to talk to Calphalon. Clearly, I am not the only one experiencing this problem.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rust rust and more rust Received this set a few months ago as a wedding gift. Rust spots appeared after just a few weeks. Only a few months of use and they are getting worse and worse. Waste of money
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product for the price. So far have had no issue with these knives, they do require regular sharpening as do most knives. Block is a great color and grip on knives feel great in your hand.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Already Rusting We received these knives as a random wedding gift. Knowing we needed new knives anyways, we kept them. We've had them for two months and they are already rusting. The smaller knives also don't cut very well.
Date published: 2014-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calphalon Knife Block with Kitchen Shears Excellent knives. Kitchen Shears in the block a stroke of genius.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Knives I bought these knives about 2 and half years ago. This is my first set of good knives and I am glad I found some that I love. I have used them on a daily basis.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great knives but... These knives are a great deal. You get a variety of different knives, as well as, a set steak knives, which are a great addition to the set. When I first received the set, there was a defect in one of the knives. Customer service sent a replacement right away. However, now rust is developing on several of the knives. I always hand wash and dry immediately, and I've only had them 7 months. I don't think rust should be forming this early....
Date published: 2014-05-31
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
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