Calphalon Contemporary Self-Sharpening 20-Piece Knife Block Set Review

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This is our detailed product review for the Calphalon Contemporary Self-Sharpening 20-Piece Knife Block Set.

Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

Our rating: 9 / 10

Cost: $$$$

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  • Its sharpening system prolong the life of your knives
  • Long lasting and sturdy blades
  • The knife set comprises of an 8” chef’s knife, an 8” bread knife, an 8” carving knife, a 5” utility knife, a 3.5” paring knife, a 5” santoku knife, a 5.5” sandwich knife, 8 steak knives, and a sharpener
  • Also available in 18 and 14-piece sets

This knife block set comprises 15 of everything you need for the kitchen, from paring, boning, and kitchen knives to kitchen prep tools and steak knives.

Aside from being a complete set that includes a steak knife, the other blades in the set are quality kitchen knives that come built with an automatic sharpening feature. The "Sharpin Technology" basically means that as soon as you pick the knife up from the block, it will be sharpened to a keen edge in the block.

These are the sharpest knives you could find in a knife block set, and that's even with the added advantage of the built in ceramic sharpener!

The best part is that the handle is ergonomically designed so you can use any of the knives without any fear of hurting yourself.

The set comes with a full-tang model that helps to give the knives the strongest, most stable shape for the knife to cut through food. It's also a full tang knife meaning that the blade and the handle are permanently connected by a single piece of metal, adding to the strength of the knife.

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