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Ginsu Chikara
 
Approximate retail price:
$75
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Fine-edge blade kitchen knives
About - Ginsu Chikara

The Ginsu Chikara is part of the kitchen knife test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, kitchen knives models like the Chikara are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cutting performance:
Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

Handle comfort:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

Handle balance:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.
Features & Specs - Ginsu Chikara
info Blade type Forged
info Prone to corrosion No
info Heavy No
info Bulky No
info Set size (pieces) 8
info Knives missing from set Slicer (not available)
info Warranty Limited lifetime
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User Reviews - Ginsu Chikara
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Rust and dull quickly
7/19/2014
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Easy To Clean
Cons
Dulls Quickly
Not Good Value
Rusts quickly
Best Uses
Cut Soft Butter
Comment:
Metal quality is not good, gets easily scratched, and if after use it does not get cleaned immediately rust shows up. <br />My biggest complaint is how fast they become dull - slicing just about 20 tomatoes the blade of the largest knife (first time of use...started great but) became quickly dull. The instructions that came with the knives on sharpening is just useless. <br />My wife wanted to throw them away as they look bad and most importantly (for me) they do not cut. Moved them to the garage to use for multi-tasks around the workbench. I thought they would be a good value but as most of the time you get what you pay for. I hope CR reconsider (I can't believe a logical person would even think to highly rate them) and remove the bogus rating they erroneously put on this brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
I have had them for over a year
5/7/2013
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp Longer Than O
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Meat
Veggies
Comment:
After having them for over a year the only bad thing I could say is they addvertized that they didn't dull<br />well the reasion I got these was because I like SHARP<br />and after some use these get dull in my book but it doesn't take much to get them sharp again. I don't mind sharping a knife if you aren't having to do it all the time and these hold an edge well and sharpen quick.<br />Now for the feel I love them they feel well made, not like cheep junk. they clean up well they are holding up very well so far. I don't have a bad thing to say would highly recamend.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Fantastic Value!
2/22/2013
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Meat
Veggies
Comment:
I am so glad i purchased these instead of one of the pricier brands. They are comfortable to hold and perform fantastically. Thanks Consumer Reports!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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