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Henckels Five Star Knife Block Set (8 piece) is now £190 inc Free delivery from Amazon.co.uk (50% off)

The development of the FIVE STAR knives involved professional chefs. The result is very special: Ergonomics in this case, takes the shape of these outstandingly designed handles which prevent tiring - even after several hours of "slaving over a hot stove". No compromise concerning sharpness, these are the hallmarks of professional knives for the future.

Product Features:

Handle material: synthetic (polypropylene)
SCT process
Hand guard (bolster)
FRIODUR, ice-hardened
Blades made from stainless, special recipe steel
Laser controlled sharpness
Dishwasher safe
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#1
Wish I have some spare cash.... :(

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000ACOUE.02._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1057249898_.jpg
#2
These look a lot better than the £10 set i currently have, they can't cut anything!!! lol:x
#3
you would have to be seriously into cooking to go for something like this....i think its pretty unlikely that people would pay this much for a set of knives even after the reduction:(
#4
ive always wondered how well decent knifes actually cut... lol.
#5
[SIZE=2]My parents have a set very similar to this, they are brilliant.[/SIZE]
#6
i have a set of global knives which were a similar price and i can honestly say they are fantastic. They cut through food with such precision and do not bruise the food in so doing. If you want accurate cutting then a good set of knives is a very good investment.
#7
Thanks guys for the mixed feedback. Honestly, I was alarmed by the price but went through reviews only to find these are superb.

BTW, I didnt post this here as a deal with 50% off :-D rather thought of bringing some pricing fun to hot deals.
#8
yoshi
i have a set of global knives which were a similar price and i can honestly say they are fantastic. They cut through food with such precision and do not bruise the food in so doing. If you want accurate cutting then a good set of knives is a very good investment.


Agree with you, my set of global was about £200 but worth it. Will last a lifetime.
#9
The plastic handles would put me off these ones (if I had £190 to spend on a set of knives that is)

Dave.
#10
maybe this would represent better value £39.97. Hope it is of use


Where: Amazon.co.uk



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#11
Personally I think a good set of knives is a worthy investment in any kitchen. I recently bought a set of Sabatier Stellar knives from http://www.verynice2.com/stellar-fm-block-set.php.

I couldn't be happier with them and they were only £79 including the lifetime warrenty. Once you've used a good set of knives you'll never want to go back...

Picture of the Sabatier knives below: -


http://www.verynice2.com/images/prod/1241a-839.jpg
#12
Thanks Greg... I agree with you & the knives look GOOD too :-D

Ronin13:- The kife set looks cheap & Welcome to HUKD :)
#13
I had a £5.99 carving knife used for cutting and chopping everything, lasted me 15 years and would have done longer if I sharpened it. (knife sharpeners cost a few £) I think you would have to either be a professional or have way too much money to burn by paying £190.
#14
thespacecowboy
Agree with you, my set of global was about £200 but worth it. Will last a lifetime.


I spent £200 on a set of Global knives. The handle snapped off one of them after 6 months and I had lost the receipt! I contacted Global HO (Japan) and they put me in contact with the director of the UK Distributer. He told me to take back to shop and I replied that I had lost receipt. It was then that he ignored my eight following e-mails and calls. Global Japan no longer want to reply to me either.

So if anything goes wrong with Global knives the company don't care.

Also, the set had a 10 year guarantee but they seem to have changed it to 1 year now according to Global website. I want more protection when I spend £200 on Knives so I really can't recommend Global.

Hope this helps someone.
#15
edi
Thanks Greg... I agree with you & the knives look GOOD too :-D

Ronin13:- The kife set looks cheap & Welcome to HUKD :)


£150.03 pounds 'cheaper' to be precise, thats a fair bit of money saved which could go toward some pots pans and food!

or try these: stores nation wide, plus free delivery over £75

http://www.cookware.co.uk/shop/d4/sd98?code=S215&img=S215

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#16
These are a good buy, if you want to spend the cash.

Henckels have an excellent reputation among professionals (along with Wusthof).
Global Knives success is down to trendy hype more than quality. Sales are falling, as the fad wears off. Too expensive for what you get and very hard to sharpen, after time, because of the steel alloy used.
Henckels have years and years of quality craftsmanship behind them.

WARNING - Sabatier is a general name not a brand name. Any company can use the name - it doesn't guarantee quality.

Only 2 0r 3 Knives Needed?

We have Henckels knives, although we only bought a Large Cooks knife (12") for large chopping and carving and a Small Cooks knife (8") for multi-chopping and paring. That's all I think is needed, although we may invest in a Henckels Bread Knife for unsliced loaves.
Would you really need the rest of the knives in the set.
Maybe it's better to spend more on the actual knives you would use regularly?
#17
Thanks Poppydog & welcome to HUKD :)
#18
Thanks Ronin13, great find. I know which set of knives Iam gona Buy, doesnt take a genius to work that out. I will keep you all updated when I am carving the the Fillet steak with teh money saved of course. Unless you have the commitment of a michelin star chef I really carnt see how the standard house wife or house man of that matter could jusify the expenditure of £190 on a knife set.
#19
Just to put my bit in lol The knives with riveted handles, I wouldn't buy. They always work loose and when washed, they retain water between the gaps. Same goes for those with ferrules...

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/876103/2/istockphoto_876103_cold_steel.jpg

I prefer this type.
#20
One way to keep any knives for longer is to not push them in the dishwasher, just wash them in the bowl as normal
#21
No dishwasher, just good old washing up liquid in a bowl for everything :D

[SIZE=2]Stainless steel, easy to clean, sharpen and use ;)[/SIZE]
#22
I agree...

Dishwashing powder contains lots of salts in the form of halides & phosphates among others. All Stainless steel stuff are enriched with chromium to make it stain / rust resistant; however this is only a relative property compared to ordinary steel. Prolonged contact of stainless steel with salts will cause it to wither; hence a quick hand wash is the best.

:-D
#23
rayman
Just to put my bit in lol The knives with riveted handles, I wouldn't buy. They always work loose and when washed, they retain water between the gaps. Same goes for those with ferrules...

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/876103/2/istockphoto_876103_cold_steel.jpg

I prefer this type.


Surely though this isnt the same for the more expensive brands? I appreciate people saying that you can get knives much cheaper, but I do like using good quality items when cooking as its my hobby.

I'm tempted to buy these as a Christmas pressie to myself....
#24
Do they endorse it then?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/God-speed/Misc/Five-Star.jpg

The same way as the George Foreman Grill?
#25
I agree Shirl :) It's probably worth paying out a bit more for a good solid set of knives. I think £190 is a bit steep for a set though.
#26
Yes but I can afford them with the money I saved on the ipod speakers!! ;-) :thumbsup:

Actually, I usually splash out on my cooking utensils, but my fave pan is a huge old cast iron one that I got at a carboot sale for a pound!
#27
I bet that gets some great casseroles cooked in it ;)
#28
A few things always occur to me with knives, especailly those you spend a lot on...

Henckels are great - they're amongst the best kitchen knives you can buy...

...but - can you sharpen a knife? You'll still need to do it, and if you can't, you'll just be buying something and blunting it!

Someone wasn't sure why so many knives, I do think you'll generally need a carving knive, large chopping, small chopping, paring and bread. And who doesn't need a scissors? :)
#29
This has turned into a very interesting thread! Who'd have thunk it - knives on HUKD!
#30
HotUKDeals... The best deals on cutting edge of technology :roll:
#31
Well I decided I need some new knives so did a bit of investigating, and I think I prefer this set http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0000ACOUC/202-5972422-1083045?v=glance&n=11052681 However, it seems to have gone up in price as its showing at £199 at Amazon if you look on other sites that link, but when you get there its now £225.

Is there anyway of getting them at £199 such as shown here http://66.249.93.104/search?q=cache:5d27bvd3PQoJ:www.studio-51.net/shopping/Operation/ItemLookup/ItemId/B0000ACOUC/Henckels-Five-Star-Sundial-Beechwood-%26-Stainless-Steel-Block-Set,-9-piece.html+henckels+sundial+five+star+set+9&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=9

Thanks guys
1 Like #32
Only thing I can suggest, is to keep them on hold for a few days at Amazon. The very often change prices daily during the week... Otherwise £225 is still the best price...
[mod]#33
I may just have lost the plot somewhere but these are available for £145 http://www.richmondcookshop.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1253 Does that help? OK so they lost a star ;)
#34
MikeT
I may just have lost the plot somewhere but these are available for £145 http://www.richmondcookshop.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1253 Does that help? OK so they lost a star ;)


Well it seems the metal is the same, but the handles are supposed to be nicer to work with. I was excited when I saw the price, wish they had been the five star!

I've emailed amazon to see if they fancy doing them at the price advertised on a lot of websites, well you never know!
[mod]#35
Right, how about this then, 6 item 5 star set
and buy the shears if you want seperately Here

That lot comes to £171 and I leave you to figure out which other item is missing and if you really need it ;)
#36
Why not go the whole hog and get the 9 piece set for £225 reduced from £450

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#37
MikeT
Right, how about this then, 6 item 5 star set
and buy the shears if you want seperately Here

That lot comes to £171 and I leave you to figure out which other item is missing and if you really need it ;)


Its the fork! :-D

No I dont need that... or the shears for that matter, but I do like the gorgeous design of the sundial. I've done as Rayman says and put it in my basket, hopefully the price will change again soon and i'll bag them, otherwise I think i'll get this one without the shears.

Did anyone else get them and are they impressed?
#38
Ah well I got fed up of waiting for the sundial to come back down in price so i've ordered the 8 piece block set and its awaiting despatch... hooray!:-D
#39
Ah shame Amazon didn't cut and slice the price :roll: But good you now have them, it'll make edi happy :D
#40
rayman
Ah shame Amazon didn't cut and slice the price :roll: But good you now have them, it'll make edi happy :D


I notice a few mixed replies in this thread, but it really is down to what people are prepared to pay for an item. People may say a knife is a knife, or a pan is a pan but this is so untrue. I am a passionate cook and enjoy using quality utensils and feel that I get better results. I'm happy to pay a few hundred pound on stuff that I will use everyday and enjoy.

Thanks again edi! :thumbsup: :-D

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