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Author Topic: Cutco kitchen knives review. Who's gottem?  (Read 1833 times)
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« on: October 04, 2009, 04:48 PM »

Friend of my better half came over to do a presentation for Cutco knives. I have to admit i was pretty impressed with them until it came to price. US made life-time from NY.
I collect knives for my own selfish pleasure, but now i'm  thinkin i'll buy a kitchen knife sharpener like "Model 130 Professional Sharpening Station"150$ and let my wife sharpen all she likes. I mean the knives we have aint bad, it took awhile to get them together- all full tang.
But the DD egde that cutco has seems like a good deal.

Anybody buy these knives? I know you cant buy them in-stores.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 05:42 PM »

Okay, I'll fess up!!  Bought a set for my wife ten plus years ago.  They were expensive, but so are some of my tools.  We'd gone through the Olsen knife company knives, Chicago Cutlery knives and a few odd knives in different brands.  My wife saw the Cutco knives and mentioned that she might like to try them right before she had something coming up that I needed to buy her a present for ... so ...

They've been cleaned in the dishwasher for the entire time ... no problems.  I use our old Chicago Cutlery sharpener/hone on the straight blades ... touch up periodically with a Arkansas stone.  In all this time, we still haven't sent the serrated knifes in to the factory for the "free" sharpening ...they probably should be sent in, but they still cut well enough that it's not yet worth the effort.  I'd buy them again ... only, I'd start out with these knives first.

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 06:45 PM »

I have a few Cutco knives and have no problem. I also have the 130 sharpener and it does a great job.

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 11:32 PM »

I won a set in a contest 18 years ago, had preteens at the time so to keep everything safe I put then on top of the kitchen cabinets. When we moved to Tucson a couple years later I forgot they were there. So my guess is after 18+ years they are still new in the box atop the cabinets.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 03:38 AM »

i only have experience with one of their knives, but it's great. i'm talking about the spatula spreader model 1768. in the world of knives it seems cutco is the only company making a knife like this. it's been in our kitchen drawer used almost daily for over 20 years and is still functioning perfectly. it was a gift.

after investigating purchasing a couple more their sales methods seems straight out of 1978. it's the reason i haven't purchased any more. plus as you said their prices seem pretty high, but for the one knife we have of theirs, given the years of service it's seen, it's still a good value.

most of what they sell isn't unique so the prices, availability, and super sketchy sales methods have been enough to ward me off, but if you get the chance to pick up the spatula spreader, it'll quickly become the most used knife in the kitchen, of this i'm sure.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 04:22 AM »

We've been using our CutCos for ~15 years, still the sharpest knives in the drawer. We bought them from my sister's friend who was trying to get through college by selling them, so it was for a good cause. The high quality kitchen tools that we got just exceeded our expectations...

~Rob.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 05:56 AM »

Friend of my better half came over to do a presentation for Cutco knives. ...

This approach probably won't work for browndude, unless you're willing to bring the wrath of your spouse and friend down on you ... but, it might for the rest of the readers. 

Simply check in online and get on their mailing list.  In the past they've had some special buys around the holiday season.  Might just be enough of a savings to get you off the fence.  We've ordered all of our knives via the internet.

As to kiteking's post:  And, I'll bet they're still sharp!!!

Cheers,
Tom
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