Henckels Professional S Knife Set Reviews

Henckels Professional S Knife Set

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  • Perfect Starter Set (I don't really need more than 4 knives)

    Sep 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good weight balance, set includes 4 knives I use very often.
    Cons: Price (although you can take advantage of discounts and sales)

    Summary: It has been 4 years since I graduated college, and I was still using my Ikea knives from my dorm years... until one day, one of them broke in half in its strenuous attempt to cut through a squash! So I began researching about knives... and I didn't want ... read more

  • I had no idea how bad my other knives were

    Jan 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong feeling and incredibly sharp.
    Cons: A bit pricey.

    Summary: My wife and I decided to get a good set of knives this year for Christmas. We've been living with a hodge podge of different knives since we got married 9 years ago. Started out with a set of Farberware knives and we ended up with 3 knives left in the ... read more

  • Pro S, The Profession's Favorite

    Jan 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lifetime warranty, Hand-forged metal, full tang, great handles! An amazing knife set
    Cons: The price

    Summary: I work at Bed Bath and Beyond, and have been selling people these knives for over 2 years now... and recently purchased some of my own. I knew they were good knives from day one, when not only would I constantly hear good customer feedback about the ... read more

  • Read this review

    Dec 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent set. Good selection.
    Cons: Wusthof may be better. Sharpening steel not "Pro S." Consider Henckels "Five Star" set.

    Summary: Zwilling J.A. Henckels makes several lines of knives. The "Pro S" and "Five Star" are their top lines. Henckels actually makes a more expensive line with metal handles. Costco never sells Henckels top lines. "Four Star" and "International" are the ... read more

  • A must have for serious cooks

    Jul 30, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Well balanced, very durable
    Cons: Needs to be professionally sharpened every few years

    Summary: I purchased the Professional S set 3 years ago, and they're still going strong. I opted for a classic style set, and this is the top of the line. The good craftsmanship is apparent in the lack of seams between the handle and blade, where food could ... read more

  • Excellent knives

    May 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: durability, ease of use, quality
    Cons: cost

    Summary: My dad has a knife that he received after his fathers, my grandfathers, death. It is German and it is quite old with a wooden riveted handle. The handle is beat up, but the knife is still in good shape and has probably been sharpened a few hundred ... read more

  • These are well worth the price!

    Feb 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality, Durability, Construction, Reliability
    Cons: Price

    Summary: We have had our Henckels Professional 'S' knives for almost three years, and have been extremely pleased with our investment. Compared to the 'never needs sharpening' type of knife (which translates into, you can't sharpen them when they eventually do ... read more

  • It's the Pumpkin, Charley Brown

    Oct 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: durable, sharp, and easy to use
    Cons: can't think of any

    Summary: When I moved in with my daughter about four years ago I left behind a lot of kitchen items. My grandson purchased my house, and I told my granddaughter-in-law to use whatever she wanted, and to have a yard sale for the rest. This left ... read more

  • Oh The Shark Has Pretty Teeth, Dear

    Jul 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great balance in my hand.
    Cons: Not Dishwasher Safe.

    Summary: (Just a jack knife) Knives are another important item in the kitchen that is often put at the bottom of the priority list for purchases. Most young people starting off on their own are grateful to have whatever Mom and Dad let them take out ... read more

  • Dump Those Cheap Knives You Got As A Wedding Present.....

    May 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredibly sharp, balanced and smooth
    Cons: Incredibly expensive

    Summary: After 12 years, I decided that torturing my vegetables and ripping through nice cuts of meats with dull ginsu-like knives was getting ridiculous. I started to seriously look into a nice set of knives for my kitchen use. Granted, I worked full ... read more

  • Henckels: Read Me Before You Buy

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharp, Durable, Classy!
    Cons: Expensive, but worth it!

    Summary: I purchased the Henckels Pro-S 6-Piece block set in December 2000. After much waivering, I finally treated myself to this great tool for anyone who likes to cook. The price was a bit high for a law student, but I went for it anyway. While I have been ... read more

  • The Cutting Edge!

    Feb 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharp, well balanced, and durable
    Cons: Watch your fingertips!

    Summary: I'm only eighteen years old but I already have a passion for cooking. I understand that quality knives are a must for any kitchen. I have grown up using Henckels and could never go back to using Ginsu's or other cheapies. Here are some reasons why you ... read more

  • When you need a job done right...

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Always sharp, durable, top quality stainless steel
    Cons: The price is pretty steep if you are just starting out.

    Summary: I have been married an awful lot of years...39 now to be exact! As a wedding gift my hubby and I got a set of "no Name" knives. I think they lasted maybe 2 years...until the handles started getting wobbly. So...in just ... read more

  • A CHEF'S FRIEND

    Oct 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: dependable, durable, long lasting, stays sharp
    Cons: maybe a bit pricy but worth it..

    Summary: I graduated from a Cullinary Arts College here in Hawaii. While in my classes I had discovered there were over a hundred type of knives and brand names out there.. Now I use many of them but the major Knives such as my 8in chefs Knife, paring ... read more

  • Wouldn't be without them

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: last forever, stay sharp
    Cons: a little pricey

    Summary: I was a devout Cutco user until I married a chef and he taught me the "real" way to slice and chop. The difference is amazing. I'm in and out of the kitchen in no time flat! Henckels are a dream come true when it comes to knives. They are ... read more

  • Great Wedding Present

    Aug 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharpness and Compact Casing
    Cons: The cuts hurt

    Summary: I know that it is bad luck to receive knives for a wedding present, so we decided not to register for them, however that didn't stop us from shopping around and learning about the different knives that were out there on the market. The local cutery ... read more

  • Definitely a great knife

    Aug 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High Quality, Feels great
    Cons: Slight corrosion

    Summary: I bought a set of these knives at Costco Warehouse Store mostly because of the unbelievably low price on what looked like a quality knife. Well....the knives are amazing. I've used many mediocre knives and some very good and expensive knives. I have ... read more

  • Excellent for cooks!

    Aug 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable to use
    Cons: Hand Washing Only

    Summary: If you're a serious cook I highly recommend the Professional S series knifes from Henckels. Received them as a gift and have since purchased numerous other pieces to complete the collection. I have many other knives and haven't really used them since! ... read more

  • Cut Through Any Food!!

    Aug 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharp, come in different sizes, comes withholder, slice anything!
    Cons: be very careful, they can cut you

    Summary: I love these knives. They can cut through anything. I use these knives whenever I need to cut anything and when the chef inside of me wants to cook. I can cut through dense meats, huge loafs of bread, and vegetables to prepare one of the best meals ... read more

  • A cut above the rest!!

    Jul 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great array of knives to choose from
    Cons: A bit on the pricey side

    Summary: Henckel knives are by far, one of the most reliable products I have owned. I began to "collect them" years ago as I established culinary interests. This particular collection is a great gift and one that will last the test of ... read more

  • You will notice the difference!

    Jun 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well balanced, will last a life time
    Cons: Expensive, must be hand washed

    Summary: I've used various levels of cutlery over the years and the Pro S Series is definitely the best I've had. My hands are not huge but all the other knives I have used did not fit well and did not afford good leverage. A shape knife does you no ... read more

  • Sharp, baby!

    May 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable to use
    Cons: A bit pricey

    Summary: I purchased my set of Henckels knives five months ago. I chose Henckels for the fit: it really feels comfortable in my hand. It's the right shape, size and weight for me to feel comfortable using them. I have used or owned many knives, from ... read more

  • Awesome Edge!

    Mar 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharpness, weight, size
    Cons: Sharpness could be dangerous

    Summary: I must admit, I was a little intimidated by these knives at first. Big and sharp, I was afraid I would sever a finger. But, after learning the proper techniques of knife usage, I realized that these are the best ones on the market. They rarely need ... read more

  • A Dull Knife Is A Dangerous Knife

    Mar 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superbly well made, Forged Steel,Comfortable to handle for most people.
    Cons: The price is very high, but not out of the ordinary for good quality knives

    Summary: I've been using Henckels now for many years, both in the professional kitchen as well as in my home. I believe them to be some of the finest knives I've ever used. Their durability is unsurpassed and they are extremely effective for getting the job ... read more

  • Watch your fingers!

    Mar 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extraordinarily sharp, well-balanced and easy to hold
    Cons: Must be hand-washed, expensive

    Summary: We've had our set of Pro-S knives for nearly 5 years now. I can honestly say we would buy them again in an instant. Once you've used high quality knives like these, it's hard to go back. Since we were newly-married and not long out of ... read more

  • Soooo Sharp!

    Feb 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very sharp, cut prep time
    Cons: none

    Summary: One day my husband and I were walking around a mall when we spied a cutlery store. It was our anniversary and we decided to go look at nice knives for ourselves. The ones we currently have couldn't cut anything and it was quite a chore to cook with ... read more

  • Chopping, Carving, WOW

    Dec 24, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Top quality - keep sharp with minimum care
    Cons: Initial outlay is expensive

    Summary: After years and years of complaining, swearing, bleeding and nicks because of knives that didn't keep their edge, salvation at last! My wife and I decided to treat ourselves with a gift of really top quality knives, and knowing that good knives can cost ... read more

  • Great for the chef in your house

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: a German product
    Cons: none

    Summary: My husband is the chef in our house. He went through Chef school in Germany and is very used to Henckels products. We have a Catering business, and he uses this knife all the time. He also has other product from this company. This knife cuts everything, ... read more

  • For more than bread

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scalloped edge retains sharpness
    Cons: Is limited to slicing

    Summary: While stationed in Germany with the US Army I was introduced to Henckels. I purchased this bread knife because German bread has a very hard crust. I was pleased to find that this knife worked extremely well with little effort. I have since found that ... read more

  • The Very Nice but Expensive 8" Chef

    Nov 5, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Balanced, durable, and sharp
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: The 8" Professional-S Henckels chef knife is a must have for my kitchen. It serves the bulk of my cutting, slicing, and chopping needs. It keeps its edge very well. You need to know how to use a sharpening steel if you plan on ... read more

  • Good, But Overpriced

    Oct 19, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great quality, nice steel
    Cons: expensive, multi-slotted block

    Summary: My sister once worked in a Henckels store. She was going to buy me a set of knives, but I talked her out of it because they were too expensive. Our father was a butcher, so we both know the importance and convenience of a good knife and steel. ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Cheap, poor customer service

    Apr 2, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Adequate cutting.
    Cons: Not Dishwasher safe, Rust spots after first hand washing.

    Summary: My knives tend to dull quickly and I made the mistake of putting two steak knives in the dishwasher the first time, and they came out with TONS of rust spots. I read the box and it said to handwash them. So I started washing the rest of them, and they ... read more

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