What's this? Based mainly on cutting performance and handle comfort and balance, it also factors in corrosion resistance, sharpness as received, and other attributes of the four basic knives in the set-chef's, paring, slicing, and utility-and a matching santoku (when available).
$228.95 - $329.99
Summary:This model has been tested by our experts.
About - Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Professional "S"
The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Professional "S" is part of the kitchen knife
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, kitchen knives
models like the Twin Professional "S" are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.
Features & Specs - Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Professional "S"
Manufacturing process used to make the blade.
Stamped or forged: Forged knives are created by a process in which a single piece of molten steel is cut and beaten into the desired shape. Stamped knives are created by a cookie-cutter-type machine and are usually the same thickness throughout, except at the cutting edge.
Prone to corrosion The knife is more susceptible to rust if knife is left soiled and/or wet for prolonged periods.
Prone to corrosion
Heavy Knives are weighed and judged to be heavy or not.
Bulky Panelists judge how bulky the handle is.
Set size (pieces) Smallest set available with the four or five knives we tested. In some cases, sets held less than five pieces. For these sets, we bought the missing knives as open stock.
Set size (pieces)
Knives missing from set Indicates which of the mainstay knives (chef, paring, slicer, utility, santoku) aren't in the set tested. Usually, these knives are available separately.
Knives missing from set
Warranty The type and term of the warranty under which the knives are covered.
I bought these knives because I believed they would stay sharp for a long time. They do not maintain a sharp edge.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Knoxville, TN
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Durable and Sharp
I received a gift of a set of three of these Henckels in 1985 and have used them pretty much daily for almost 30 years now. I do need to get a professional sharpening done about twice a year, but that helps keep my knives sharp enough to easily trim nose hairs. <br /><br />My only caveat to add is that the user needs to pay close attention to what she or he is doing, because one could otherwise lose finger. <br /><br />All in all, I wouldn't trade these knives for any other and have been more than satisfied with them for a long time now.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Tampa Bay, Fl
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Bought my set in 1973...still using them
Four Decades Of Use
I am from the 'old school'...you make everything from scratch. Have always kept them in a wooden block and hand washed. Still slice a tomato without making an impression into the skin or the thinnest meat for a sandwich.