Kitchen Devils has been going since the 1960s and has been successful in the cheaper end of the kitchenware market. They err on the side of plastics over woods and metals and create reasonable products for the casual user. Popular with those not looking for anything specialist or expensive, they have become a household name in the last few decades.
The Kitchen Devils Lifestyle 6 Piece Knife Block Set contains:
- Paring knife
- Multi-purpose knife
- Bread knife
- Vegetable knife
- Carving knife
- Pair of Scissors
- Knife block
I’m going to start this review by pointedly saying that I won’t be comparing these to brands like Richardson Sheffiled, Global, I O Shen or Wüsthof etc. There’s no point because they’re just not in the same market. People who are looking for high quality knives that are an investment, will transform their cookery and will last for decades should look at those brands. Those who just want a reasonable set of knives that will do the job for a great price, carry on reading.
All these knives are nicely sharp and although I can see them needing sharpening regularly, they are bad at all. The selection is really good and if you’re looking to replace all your knives in one fell swoop – this could definitely be the way forward.
The handles are comfortable to hold and the paring knife is comfortable even when working on precision cutting. The carving knife is quite lightweight and doesn’t give that solid power that you want but still, it does the job without complaint.
The blades lack the weighty, solidity of pricier brands but they don’t feel bendy or particularly unstable. Care is always required around particularly tough meats and vegetables but these knives should be able to cope. The scissors are a nice, useful addition and always in use around the kitchen.
The knife block itself is a very standard design and sits well on the counter. It seems very stable and the knives fit well in their slots. The plastic handles of the knives I personally dislike, but for the price, there’s not much else you can expect.
- Very cheap
- Sturdy knife block
- Good selection
- Plastic handles
- Blades aren’t the strongest
- Won’t have the longevity of other brands in just the next price band up
These knives are suited for the casual home cook who doesn’t require much work from their kitchen tools. The selection is really good and they should cope with most every day foods with ease. They can’t be expected to last for years and the balance, integrity and strength in other brands is obviously lacking. Nevertheless, if you just want a wide selection of knives that will do the job when you need them too at a price that is very good, this isn’t a bad collection.
If you’re looking for a set that will last you up to ten or more years however, for around £50 you could probably find something considerably better with at least a full tang and a harder, sturdier blade.>>> Click Here to see Pricing and Reviews on Amazon <<<