Deciding which new set of kitchen knife customization cutlery to purchase can be a difficult decision because of two reasons. One, unless you purchase a Ginsu knife set, it is a significant investment. Second, there are a lot of options to choose from and, of course, each brand claims to be the best. JA Henckel is a brand name that has gained itself a great reputation and is considered to be, within many circles, one of the top kitchen knife sets on the market today. But does a JA Henckels knife block set live up to its reputation?
The first thing to consider here is price. Henckel cutlery is not cheap. No quality kitchen cutlery is. So what are you paying more for when you purchase a Henckels knife block set?
1. Over 275 years of manufacturing knives. Experience counts for a lot here. This company has been at the forefront of knife manufacturing for centuries and has done a very good job of adapting to change and incorporating new materials and technology into their manufacturing process.
2. Ergonomic design. Many think that the blade of the knife is the most important part of it. It is very important, but an argument can be made that the handle is even more important. Every knife in a Henckels knife block set contains an ergonomically designed handle which ensures that the knife will be well balanced, easy to grip and comfortable in the hand. A knife that is hard to hold is frustrating and potentially dangerous.
3. Polypropylene handles. I won’t go into the details but polypropylene handles make the knife more resistant to germs, shock resistant and dishwasher safe.
4. High grade stainless steel. This material is not cheap, but it’s worth the price and is a big factor in what separates Henckels knife sets from others. It is harder, stronger, and more durable than many other materials. This allows the blade of the knife to be much sharper than the others and to hold its edge longer. When re-sharpening is required, the material will not get worn down. It can be resharpened again and again.