The OXO Good Grips Professional 14-Piece Knife Block Set is one of the better knife sets around. One thing that I really like about this knife set is that I am not paying a fortune for a set of knives that will go dull in a matter of months. These knives are reasonably priced, not to mention after months of use they are still sharp. As a cooking instructor and a house wife I do more than my fair share of cooking and I can honestly say these are some of my favorite knives, plus they live up to the name OXO has already made for themselves in the kitchen arena.
This 14-piece knife set doesn’t come with just knives, it has quite a few extras that make the purchase worth your while. In terms of knives consumers will find an 8 inch chef’s, a 8 inch slicer, 5 inch utility, 4 inch Santoku, 8 inch brad, 3 ½ inch parer, and six steak knives. In addition to the knives consumers will receive a sharpening tool and a knife block that can be used to store all of the knives. One thing I really like about this knife set is that the block has three extra holes in it, so I can add to my knife set or store the knives from my old set that I really want to keep, including my favorite kitchen shears.
The OXO Good Grips comes with 14 pieces, just like the Ginsu International Traditions does, but that is where the similarities end. One of the biggest differences between these two knife sets is the serrated edges, the Ginsu International Traditions only comes with serrated knives, while all of the knives with the OXO Good Grips set are not serrated. Another difference is that the Ginsu knives do not come with a sharpening steel, but they do come with kitchen shears. The OXO Good Grips have non-riveted rubber handles, whereas the Ginsu International Traditions have triple-riveted traditional style handles.
Both sets of knives are great, but I personally prefer the OXO Good Grips even though they are not triple riveted. The OXO Good Grips are a bit more expensive, but I just like them better. The rubber handles are softer and more comfortable for me to hold, which is very important with all of the cooking that I do, both in the home and out.
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