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When you think of Calphalon you think of kitchen. This is a well known brand and their reputation for quality is well founded. This article will dive into our Calphalon knives review.

 

Calphalon Contemporary SharpIn Nonstick 13 Piece Knife Set Review

Knives Included:

  • 8” chef’s knife with ridge
  • 7” slicer knife with ridge
  • 7” Santoku knife
  • 8” bread knife
  • 3.5” Paring knife
  • 6 Steak knives
  • Kitchen shears
  • Sharpening knife block

 

Block Material: Wood

Knife Material: Stamped Asian steel

Pros:

  • Fully forged blade, bolster and tang
  • Handles are labeled
  • Non stick blades
  • Non stick coating
  • Self sharpening knife block
  • 6 Steak knives

 

Cons:

  • Stamped steel
  • Made in China

 

Overall Review of the Calphalon Contemporary SharpIN Nonstick 13 Piece Set:

The self sharpening knife block is a nice feature for anyone who is new to kitchen knives and trying to sharpen them. This 13 piece set has everything you would want in a knife set. There are enough steak knives for most families and the knives included in this set will suffice for most home cooks. This is a well priced Calphalon knives set.

As far as a well rounded knife set this one has everything you would like. I love that the knife ends are labeled and they would be a good household items addition to your kitchen and they are a decent price point. My two concerns are the Asian steel and that they are stamped steel knives. Personally I would go up a little higher and get something that is forged like what we saw in our Dalstrong knife review.

 

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Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15 Piece Review

Knives Included:

  • 4 1/2 inch Paring Knife
  • 6 inch Utility Knife
  • 6 inch Serrated Utility Knife
  • 7 inch Santoku
  • 8 inch Chef’s Knife
  • Kitchen Shears
  • 8 Steak Knives
  • Sharpening Knife Block

 

Block Material: Wood

Knife Material: Asian steel

Pros:

  • Self sharpening block
  • Full tang
  • Triple riveted handle
  • Labeled handles
  • Lots of steak knives

Cons:

  • No bread knife

 

Overall Review of the Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15 Piece Review Piece Set:

This knife has a lot of good knives, except it’s missing the bread knife. This may not be a deal breaker for you, but for me it was a no go. It does have a a6 inch serrated knife that can do the trick of a bread knife but I would prefer to have a full size bread knife.

The reviews are largely positive on this knife set. It gets a 4.6 out of 5 (read the write ups here) and the triple riveted handles (they are stainless steel rivets) are a nice addition to a well formed handle. If you already have a bread knife, or you are just avoid bread, this may be a great knife set without a bread knife.

 

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Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Stainless Steel 15-piece Knife Block Set

 

Knives Included:

  • 8 inch Chef’s Knife.
  • 8 inch Bread Knife
  • 6 inch Utility Knife
  • 7 inch Santoku Knife
  • 3.5 inch Paring Knife
  • 8 Steak Knives
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Knife-Sharpening Wood Block

 

Block Material: Wood

Knife Material: High carbon no stain steel

Pros:

  • High carbon no stain steel
  • Self sharpening knife block
  • labelled handles
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Full bolster
  • Full tang

 

Cons:

  • Not dishwasher safe

 

Overall Review of the Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Stainless Steel 15-piece Knife Block Set :

When it comes to reviews on Calphalon self sharpening knives, this knife set has everything you would need as a home cook or home chef. There are ample steak knives. Unlike the previously mentioned knife block it has a bread knife. They look like a knife that can stand up to a good amount of use. The knives are everything a home owner would want in a knife set.

The reviews are largely favorable for this knife set with a 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon (see the ratings here).

 

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Calphalon Classic Self-sharpening 6-piece Knife Block Set, with SharpIn Technology

 

Knives Included:

  • 8-in. Chef’s Knife
  • 6-in. Utility Knife
  • 5-in. Santoku Knife
  • 3.5-in. Parer
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Knife Block

 

Block Material: Blonde Rubberwood

Knife Material: Forged high carbon no stain steel

Pros:

  • Full tang
  • Sharpening block
  • triple riveted handles
  • Labeled knives
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Forged knives

 

Cons:

  • Smaller set

 

Overall Review of the Piece Set :

If you like the look of the Calphalon self sharpening knives but don’t need the steak knives and can do with out a bread knife. Then this is a nice set at a more modest price. These knives are forged so they are considered more durable and better quality than other knives in this article.  What strikes me is how many reviews this set has compared to other sets and it comes with a solid 4.6 out of 5 (see them all here).

If you are looking for a smaller set of Calphalon knives these are a good set to buy.

 

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Calphalon Precision Self-sharpening 15-piece Knife Block Set, with SharpIn Technology

Knives Included:

  • 8-in. Chef’s Knife
  • 8-in. Bread Knife
  • 6-in. Santoku
  • 6-in. Utility Knife
  • 3.5-in. Parer
  • 8 Steak Knives
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Knife Block;

 

Block Material: Wood

Knife Material: German steel (steak knives made from Asian steel)

Pros:

  • Full tang
  • Full bolster
  • Ceramic sharpener built into knife block
  • Knife block includes 1 extra slot
  • Labeled handles

 

Cons:

  • Higher priced set

 

Overall Review of the Calphalon Precision Self-sharpening 15-piece Knife Block Set, with SharpIn TechnologyPiece Set :

This is a nicer looking set of knives. I love the 8 steak knives and it has every knife that our family would need. The design is what really grabs me with this set of knives. The handle is a nice look and the bar riveted handle is a modern look.

This knife sets more expensive than some of the other blocks, but it is higher quality with the German steel on the larger knives. We would have liked to see the same steel on the steak knives but that would have likely raised the price substantially so we get the reason for the trade off.

If you are looking for a good set of knives that offers what you would need and enough steak knives for company then this is a great set. With over 200 ratings and a 4.7 out of 5 (read them here), this set would be a sharp addition to your kitchen essentials.

 

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Calphalon Katana Cutlery 14-Piece Knife Set

Knives Included:

  • 3.5 inch Paring Knife
  • 5.5 inch Serrated Utility Knife
  • 7 inch Santoku
  • 7 inch Slicer
  • 8 inch Chef’s Knife
  • 6 Steak Knives
  • Kitchen Shears
  • 9 inch Diamond Steel
  • Bamboo Knife Block

 

Block Material: Wood

Knife Material: VG-1 Japanese steel

Pros:

  • Damascus style blades
  • Japanese steel
  • Set has
  • Bamboo block
  • Integrated bolster
  • Comfortable grip

Cons:

  • Higher priced set

 

Overall Review of the Calphalon Katana Cutlery 14 Piece Knife Set:

Calphalon is swing for the fences with this unique looking knife set. It has most of what you need. Though this is the one knife set in this article that doesn’t have a self sharpening block, it does come with a VG-1 Japanese steel and they are a beautiful set of knives. We recommend getting the 18 piece set as it has more steak knives and a bread knife as well.

This set is the crown jewel of the Calphalon knife sets. It has everything you would need and more. This the set you get if you want a great set that is versatile and functional.

 

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Calphalon Knives FAQ

 

Are Calphalon knives good?

The first question is Calphalon a good knife brand? Calphalon knives get good reviews for the most part online (find a review without a 1 star and I’ll give you my hat). They are made in China and are a decent knife for the price they charge. They use a variety of  steel ranging from China to Japan and German steel. Overall their knives get good reviews.

 

Are Calphalon dishwasher safe?

Like all higher quality knives it is advisable that you hand wash and immediately pat dry your knives to avoid rust spots.

 

What is Calphalon knife warranty?

Full lifetime warranty on any defective material or workmanship. This applies to all of the knives mentioned in our Calphalon knife set reviews.

 

Final Thoughts on our Calphalon Knives Review

Calphalon knives, may not be the first name that comes to mind when it comes to kitchen knives, but they deserve to be mentioned. They make a range of good quality knives and back them with a lifetime warranty. Showing that they are willing to stand behind their product.

If you are looking for high quality knives I would recommend reading our Wusthof knives review or the Cangshan knives review. Both of them have a slightly higher quality knife. Another good one to read would be our Miyabi knives review if you prefer a Japanese style knife.

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