Fine-edge blade kitchen knives
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Professional "S" Kitchen knife
Twin Professional "S"
This model has been tested by our experts.
Description
This model has been tested by our experts.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Cutting performance

Cutting performance

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

 /  5
Handle comfort

Handle comfort

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

 /  5
Handle balance

Handle balance

Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.

 /  5

About

The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Professional "S" is part of the Kitchen knives 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.

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.

Specs

Blade type

Blade type

<p>Manufacturing process used to make the blade.</p><p><b>Stamped</b> or <b>forged</b>: 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.</p>.

Forged
Prone to corrosion

Prone to corrosion

The knife is more susceptible to rust if knife is left soiled and/or wet for prolonged periods.

No
Heavy

Heavy

Knives are weighed and judged to be heavy or not.

No
Bulky

Bulky

Panelists judge how bulky the handle is.

No
Set size

Set size

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.

7
Knives missing from set

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.

Santoku
Warranty

Warranty

The type and term of the warranty under which the knives are covered.

Lifetime

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