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1. OXO Good Grips Paring and Mini
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2. OXO Good Grips 8-Inch Chef Knife
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3. OXO Good Grips Straight Icing
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4. OXO Good Grips Oyster Knife
$9.99 list($16.95)
5. OXO MV-55 Pro 3-1/2-Inch Paring
$7.99 $7.50
6. OXO Good Grips Clam Knife
$8.99
7. OXO Good Grips Bent Icing Knife
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8. OXO Good Grips 3-1/2-Inch Paring
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9. OXO Good Grips MV55-Pro 4-Piece
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10. OXO Good Grips MVP-55 7-Piece
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11. OXO Good Grips Natural Grip Bread

1. OXO Good Grips Paring and Mini Chef Knife Set
list price: $10.99
our price: $10.99
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Asin: B00004OCJS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 2379
Average Customer Review: 3.44 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The blade size and excellent handle make the paring knife by Oxo the premiere small tool for the kitchen. Designed for small jobs but useful for big ones, too, the sharp, tapered blade slices through fruits and vegetables easily while the tension-absorbing rubber handle takes strain off the hands, even with repetitive motions. Pairing the sharpness of a larger knife with the agility of a smaller one, the mini chef's knife is the perfect invention for smaller tasks.

The Good Grips line features durable, nonslip flexible handles on every product. Ergonomically designed to fit the palm comfortably and softly, the pressure-absorbing processed rubber handle puts less tension on the hands, while providing an outstanding grip. Made from the same material dishwasher gaskets are constructed of, the handles are slip-proof, wet or dry, as well as dishwasher-safe. Good Grips products are moderately priced and have won the Tylenol/Arthritis Foundation Design Award. --Laurie Notaro ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Ergonomic, Good Grips handles
  • Nonslip rubber grips, wet or dry
  • Paring knife has sharp, tapered blade; great for small jobs
  • Mini chef's knife is sharp, easy to handle

Reviews (9)

3-0 out of 5 stars Shape of mini-chef is a pleasure.
I have used the mini-chef for cutting garlic and spices and mincing small quantities of tomatoes and onions. The shape is excellent. It handles like a parer, but allows me to pick up the minced veggies with the side of the blade, something one just can't do with a parer. I can't speak to the quality of the steel (yet), but I had to sharpen the knives before use, which says something about the workmanship--not up to Oxo standards.

1-0 out of 5 stars room for improvement
For the most part, I've enjoyed my Good Grips utensils. The mini chef knife was easy to handle and very sharp at first. However the blade became dull after a short period of very light use. Now it's even showing rust spots! I can only think OXO used poor quality steel in this knife for it to have deteriorated so quickly.

2-0 out of 5 stars Low Quality, OXO Knives Generally Poor Quality
This two piece knife set is one of the first knive sets I ever purchased. At first I thought the mini chef was great and the parer so so. In time, the handles came off both and I tossed them because the handles kepts slipping off and that's not safe.

Now, I love knives and have the finest forged German and French knives. I've come to appreciate knive quality and this is not it. These knives do not have a full tang or a bolster. They are pressed junk in an ergonomic rubber grib. It's like they stuck a cheap knife in a kitchen utensil handle.

Instead of this junk, look at a low end set of Farberware knives. Be sure and get the "FORGED" set. Most Farberware is not forged but the forged stuff seems to always win best buy in Consumer Reports. If you don't want to spend the 50-70 bucks for the Farberware Forged line go for some low end Sabatier pressed or drop forged knives (all made in China not France at this price range)or Henkels Eversharp (pressed but dishwasher safe) for probaby fifty to under twenty monetary units.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice way to start!
Why do I say these are a nice way to start? Well, they are great knives, but after using them I think you will want to progress to the OXO MV55-Pro.
I started with these and really liked them. Nice handles, good cut. But then I bought the Pro...and well, they REALLY live up to their name.
But these are a good inexpensive way to "try out" the OXO line.

1-0 out of 5 stars Paring knife is so dull I couldn't stand it.
Sorry to disagree with other reviewers, but my experience of the paring knife was that it's perhaps the softest metal I've ever seen used in a knife, and as a result, it's not very sharp and doesn't improve if you try sharpening it. My friend, a fellow cook who got it as a gift, doesn't like it; I hated it and would never choose to use it. There's a reason the price is so low. ... Read more


2. OXO Good Grips 8-Inch Chef Knife
list price: $12.99
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Asin: B00004OCJ7
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 5118
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The fine, sharp blade on this 8-inch chef's knife makes for smoothchopping and dicing. The stainless-steel blade is durable anddependable, enabling you to produce full, even cuts.

The Good Grips line features durable, nonslip flexible handles on every product. Ergonomically designed to fit the palm comfortably and softly, the pressure-absorbing processed rubber handle puts less tension on the hands, while providing an outstanding grip. Made from the same material dishwasher gaskets are constructed of, the handles are slip-proof, wet or dry, as well as dishwasher-safe. Good Grips products are moderately priced and have won the Tylenol/Arthritis Foundation Design Award. --Laurie Notaro ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Good Grips soft rubber handle is nonslip, wet or dry
  • Handle absorbs tension
  • Stainless-steel blade is sharp and fine-edged
  • Ultimate for chopping and dicing

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars it works!
Woohoo! I cut something with this knife! It's awesome! It's changed my life!

Ok, seriously, it's a knife. It cuts things. It has a *nice* handle, doesn't get slippery when it gets wet... just for that it's worth $$. Best chef's knife I've ever used? Sure, it's clearly superior to my Leatherman Wave (and my Topeak Alien, for that matter) for cutting fruits and bread, not to mention it totally blows away my previous #1 choice (X-Acto saw). (Ever try to cut a cake with an X-Acto saw? I did. Bad. Now try it with this one. Good!)

For a first kitchen it's a great choice...and it may just be the last chef's knife you ever need to buy. It doesn't cost $$ but that's a good thing... I'd be pretty miserable knowing I spent $$ on a kitchen knife when I could've spent a lot less for a good sturdy knife like this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars Grrrreat knife for the price!
I admit, I'm a bit of a kitchen knife fanatic. Although I had many fine European and Japanese knives far more costlier than the Oxo Good Grips, I always liked my Good Grips 8" Chef's knives (owned 2). But I only really started using it after it was properly sharpened (on my Chef's Choice 120 sharpener), because it isn't very sharp out of the box. I used it instead of my better chef's knives, because it can take abuse and you don't worry about damaging the blade!

They made great choices in the compromises needed for a knife at this price. The blade (of stamped stainless steel) is a little on the thin side, but despite not being high carbon, it can be sharpened to a pretty sharp degree, and will keep its edge reasonably well. It is also terribly easy to sharpen, because the handle is well away from the blade and there is no bolster to get in the way. I also like the fact that it has a great geometry to the blade, making for good rocking action when chopping, and the blade is wider than many expensive chef's knives, making for easy work of crushing garlic. The handle (made of rubber coated plastic) is perhaps its greatest asset, offering a nice, firm comfortable grip even when wet. Its drawbacks is not very good balance (because of a light blade), and because it is a lightweight knife, it will require a little more effort than a (more expensive) heavier knife, when a "crushing action" is necessary.

Because of the relative thinness of the stamped blade, it's possible that it may be a little 'dished'. So check the spine of the knife you buy to be sure it isn't warped. I've recently discovered the Oxo Good Grips MV-55 Pro line, and the chef's knife in that line is actually about a thousand times better than this one, so its currently my favorite kitchen knife. But nevertheless, the basic Good Grips knife is easily one of the best [inexpensive] knives you can buy, and heartily recommended for most experts and novices alike in the home kitchen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding for the money
THis is a great knife that arrives quite dull. After correct sharpening, however, it became one of my favorites. It is easy to hold and the balance is good... a great buy overall, but it does dull easily. If you hate the rusting and/or discoloration of expensive high carbon steel knives, this is the knife for you. I find myself using it even when I could use a smaller knife. Use a stone to keep the edge on it after every use.

2-0 out of 5 stars Better Knives For The Money
I also am sort of a kitchen knife nut. I enjoy cooking and any cook will tell you that knives are the cook's most important tool.

The first knives I ever actually purchaed was the OXO knives including this Chef Knife.

These knives work _GREAT_ at first and if you sharpen them they'll keep cutting. These knives are also very cheap yet the handles are comfortable.

The problems with the knife are also related to the low quality. Since the knife is very light it makes you do more work when cutting (if you cut properly and are not using your chef's knife like a parer or slicer). Also the knife is not full tang and has no bolster. Most cheap stamped knives like this are at least full tang. As a result this whole line of knives are not safe. Hence the one review about the knife breaking while cutting cheese. No chef's knife should break under such simple usage. Trying to cut a raw whole chicken with this knife would be dangerous if you did not know how to cut. Not a safe learner knife.

My advice is take the money you'd spend on this knife and look elsewhere. If you only need a Chef knife consider the Calphalon Chef knife. It's the best value for the the money. It's forged from German steel and will last a lifetime. Its about twice as much as this knife and sometimes can be had cheaply during a Friday sale. Or consider the forged set from Farberware which have received many best value awards.

I have top of the line Wustof an Sabatier knives which I've learned from experience are my favorites. If you have the money to spend hundreds on knives then top of the line knives are worth it. Happy knife shopping.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great buy
I'm an avid amateur cook, and I've found that the OXO knives are just a fabulous buy. I noted that one reviewer got a lemon, but in my experience, that was an anomoly. There are knives with better blades, but you'll pay ten times (literally) more for them. ... Read more


3. OXO Good Grips Straight Icing Knife
list price: $8.99
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Asin: B00004OCNN
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 83962
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Comfortable, nonslip handle, wet or dry
  • Stainless-steel blade
  • Long icing blade, great for larger cakes
  • Dishwasher-safe

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect blade, great handle
The blade on this is wonderful. It had just the right balance between stiffness and flexibility. You'd have to go to a professional cookware shop to get another blade like this for frosting cakes/pastries. Plus the handle is the comfortable, grippy Oxo handle that I love.

I used to hate frosting cakes and desserts, now it is a pleasure. ... Read more


4. OXO Good Grips Oyster Knife
list price: $7.99
our price: $7.99
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Asin: B00004OCLC
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 8579
Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Comfortable, soft Good Grips handle absorbs pressure
  • Rubber handle is nonslip, wet or dry
  • Durable stainless-steel blade
  • Large hole in base for easy hanging

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars I think this knife is GREAT, but 3 stars just in case.
I've used this knife for a couple of years now with GREAT success. I use it on little old Willapas and big ol' Pacifics. I probably only buy a few dozen oysters a year so this is not by any means a professional's point of view but I have yet to bend the blade which is a whole heckuva lot more than I can say about the other two knifes I used before buying this one. Here's why I think you will be happy with this knife: 1) Large, soft, comfortable handle fills the palm and gives Excellent leverage; 2) Short, stout stainless steel blade is non-threatening (nicely rounded end) and stays clean. I will give this knife only three stars because it is possible that the complaints below are valid because often objects that are 'Made In China' have quality deficiencies. Also, I have seen some OXO brand oyster shuckers in the supermarket recently that are made with a very thing, spring-like blade which is a definite No No and may explain why the reviews below are so negative. Only one specification should be used for such a product. The variance tells me that OXO needs to get its act together. I gotta say, though, my knife is a truly excellent tool that I'm sorry I didn't own sooner.

1-0 out of 5 stars This is not an oyster knife.
It is preposterous that they would even call this thing an oyster knife. This piece of garbage was literally destroyed after opening one raw oyster. I could see that was going to happen before I even tried it. It's just a flimsy thin piece of sheet metal. Anyone who has shucked raw oysters knows how much torque it takes and how rigid the blade needs to be. Apparently these guys don't know anything about that. Shame on "OXO/Good Grips" for calling this thing an oyster knife.

1-0 out of 5 stars wimpy wimpy wimpy
the first time this oyster knife was used it bent itself silly within 6 oysters, and it was in the hands of a 4 star chef who knew what they were doing.
dont waste your time and money...

3-0 out of 5 stars Good design, but poor quality
This knife has a good grip and a good shape, but the quality of steel is very poor. After 5 dozen oysters, the tip of the knife is bent and it is very difficult to work with it now. This is not what good steel is supposed to be!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of Three
I own a total of three oyster knives and this one is by far the best. The tapering at the tip of this knife is the feature I like the best. Also, unlike some broad bladed knives, the narrow blade is easier to insert into the smaller, and yearling, oysters. The handle is not too thin and even allows a decent grip for my wife's smaller hands. The guard could be slightly larger but it's been good enough to save me during the occasional slip. ... Read more


5. OXO MV-55 Pro 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife
list price: $16.95
our price: $9.99
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Asin: B000079XW4
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 4166
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Comfortable ergonomic handles are what distinguish an Oxo GoodGrips kitchen tool from others. This paring knife has Oxo's signaturenonslip, pressure-absorbing rubberized handle along with ahigh-performance knife blade and is perfect for peeling or mincing fruitsand vegetables. Made of stainless Molybdenum Vanadium steel, the bladeon this 3-1/2-inch paring knife has a high rating (C55) on the RockwellHardness scale, ensuring its strength and resistance to wear. Fulltangs extend through the handle for balance while slicing. This paringknife is dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended for alonger-lasting edge. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Hand wash
  • 3-1/2-inch paring knife for peeling or chopping fruit, vegetables
  • Contoured, non-slip handles absorb pressure
  • Stainless Molybdenum Vanadium steel blade for strength, wear-resistance
  • Blade has high rating on Rockwell Hardness scale

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars We all love this knife.
Very sharp. I feel pretty easy to handle it. It is one of the two best knifes I've ever used.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good knife...well...it was when it wasn't broken.
I bought 3 knives for my mother. She loved the knives, the grip is great and the feel of balance is excellent too. It is sharp however the reason I am disappointed is not how well it cut or how it felt; I am disappointed because it broke. It snapped like a die cast piece of metal. Well, I'm going to replace the one that broke again with the same knife as I think it might have been a lemon. Good knife though.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Paring Knife
When this knife arrived, I was a little disappointed as the blade was longer than the one I had been using. However, the minute I picked it up to cut something, I was delighted. It feels good and it cuts like a dream, better than any paring knife I have yet found. I am so happy that I ignored that unfair negative review.

1-0 out of 5 stars Performance is nice, quality is low
OXO, as acompany, has always interested me. They style their tools to be comfortable, and design them with simplicity and a certain amount of elegance targeted for the middle-class consumer. Someone who pays attention to the look and feel of a product should back it up with quality, and this is where I feel OXO fails.

The knife works great, don't get me wrong. It is sharp, handles nicely, and for the longest time had been the most sought-after knife in the drawer. A little over a year ago I purchased a number of Good Grips knives and one by one, they are all breaking. The problem exists in the way the knife's metal collar is welded to the blade.

The knife is TIG welded to the collar, and I think that at the factory, the knives are cooled too quickly (a process called quenching) to keep production steady. The metal used in making these knives is of a Molybdenum Vanadium alloy, a type of super hard tool steel.

Depending on varying carbon quotients in steel, you can have either a hard, brittle steel or a soft, bendy steel. While hard steels are good for knives, I dont think that welding hard steel is a good idea unless you cool it correctly. Cooling metal too fast, as in this case, crystalized the carbon structure, making a brittle steel, even more brittle. Cooling it too slowly allows the heat to transfer to the rest of the metal, making it softer and less likely to stay sharp. While the metal proved to be the best part of this knife, it's construction counteracted it's good qualities.

If you're interested in a really good knife that will last longer than a year or two, spend the extra money and get one that has been mechanically riveted together. And look for one made of a Molybdenum Vanadium alloy, as OXO proves, is a great metal for knives, however, after losing three knives to poor construction quality, I'm hesitant in purchasing anything made of metal from them now.

5-0 out of 5 stars My use every day knife!
Love the weight of this knife. It fits my hand perfectly and is perfectly balanced. I use this knife every day. But if you are not accustomed to using a SHARP knife...BE careful! This is a sharp knife. My finger found that out real soon! ... Read more


6. OXO Good Grips Clam Knife
list price: $7.99
our price: $7.99
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Asin: B00004OCLD
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 27955
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Amazon.com Review

In one easy motion, the sharp, durable stainless-steel blade of this clam knife separates the meat from the shell. The oversize, comfortable rubber handle will fit any palm and absorbs pressure from the hands, so you can concentrate on keeping a firm grasp on the clamshell instead. It's the best tool to have handy at your next clambake.

The Good Grips line features durable, nonslip flexible handles on every product. Ergonomically designed to fit the palm comfortably and softly, the pressure-absorbing processed rubber handle puts less tension on the hands, while providing an outstanding grip. Made from the same material dishwasher gaskets are constructed of, the handles are slip-proof, wet or dry, as well as dishwasher-safe. Good Grips products are moderately priced and have won the Tylenol/Arthritis Foundation Design Award. --Laurie Notaro ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Comfortable, soft Good Grips handle absorbs pressure
  • Rubber handle is nonslip, wet or dry
  • Durable stainless-steel blade
  • Large hole in base for easy hanging

7. OXO Good Grips Bent Icing Knife
list price: $8.99
our price: $8.99
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Asin: B00004OCNM
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 4418
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Comfortable, nonslip handle, wet or dry
  • Bent blade keeps gives hands ample clearance
  • Great for frosting cakes
  • Stainless-steel construction

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars useless
The blade is so thin, your just about able to spread soft whipped cream with. Forget frosting or any kind of batter. It's a complete waste of money

5-0 out of 5 stars What a tool....
If you are either a beginner or an expert cake baker, this bent icing knife is one of the best on the market. Thanks to OXO, whose product line, has the best grip handles, the balance of this knife is great. It is the only one you will need. ... Read more


8. OXO Good Grips 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife
list price: $6.99
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Asin: B00004OCJ2
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 89607
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The blade size and excellent handle on this paring knife make it apremier small tool for the kitchen. It's sharp, strong, and durable, and, whileit's designed for small jobs, can handle some larger ones too. It's especiallygreat for tasks that require repetitive motion.

The Good Grips line features durable, non-slip flexible handles on everyproduct. Ergonomically designed to fit the palm comfortably and softly, thepressure-absorbing processed rubber handle puts less tension on the hands whileproviding an outstanding grip. Made from the same material dishwasher gasketsare constructed of, the handles are slip-proof, wet or dry, as well asdishwasher safe. Good Grips products are moderately priced and have won theTylenol/Arthritis Foundation Design Award. --Laurie Notaro ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Excellent handling with non-slip rubber handle
  • Handle absorbs tension on hands
  • Molybdenum Vanadium tapered steel blades
  • Great for peeling, paring, slicing

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Low quality product.
This is a poorly made product. After a few months of use, the blade broke off. The handle is hard, brittle plastic covered with soft plastic. The blade extends into the brittle plastic only a little bit. The results were inevitable. Pure junk.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good grip... Mediocre blade
This would be a fantastic knife if it had a better blade. Like all OXO Good Grips products, it is ergonomically designed and would be good for long use. Unfortunately, the blade is light and made of shoddy metal. It will not hold a good edge. Of course, I normally use good German knives, so I may have been spoiled. ... Read more


9. OXO Good Grips MV55-Pro 4-Piece Steak Knife Set
list price: $70.00
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Asin: B00005LP01
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 102462
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Features

  • Full-tang stainless blades
  • Contoured, non-slip, pressure absorbing handles
  • Designed to prevent blade from resting on the table
  • Dishwasher safe, but hand washing recommended

10. OXO Good Grips MVP-55 7-Piece Knife Block Set
list price: $144.50
our price: $97.49
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Asin: B00004OCII
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 10639
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This set is a revelation for any cook who has a drawer full of stained, blunt knives. Every basic kitchen-cutlery need is satisfied in one package--and this block set is compact enough to place on the counter within reach. The set includes an 8-inch chef's knife, a 6-inch utility knife, a 5-1/2-inch serrated-blade utility knife, an 8-inch slicing knife, and a 3-1/2-inch paring knife. The 9-inch sharpening steel keeps their edges in order. Everything fits into the rubber-footed, solid North American maple block. The block has three extra slots, for future acquisitions or loyalty to old knives, and a scissors slot.

Oxo regularly wins design awards for its Good Grips utensils, which have black ergonomically-correct rubber handles that are comfortable to use. The handles on this set also provide that familiar nonslip, pressure-absorbing feel, whether wet or dry. They're contoured to fit the hand snugly and have a full tang for balance and durability. These knives are dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended. --Fred Brack

What's in the Box
8-inch chef's knife, 6-inch utility knife, 5-1/2-inch serrated utility knife, 8-inch slicing knife, 3-1/2-inch paring knife, 9-inch sharpening steel, maple storage block ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe but not recommended
  • 5 kitchen knives, sharpening steel, solid North American maple block
  • Knives are chef's; slicing; utility; serrated utility; paring
  • High-carbon stainless steel blades
  • Nonslip, contoured, pressure-absorbing, full-tang rubber handles

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
OXO makes excellent products and this set is no exception. On the side of the box they offer a generous guarantee:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with an OXO product, return it for repair, replacement or refund.

These set sells at many retailers for $150 or more and they are an excellent value at that price. If you get them for less online, that's all the better. I have OXO utensils throughout the kitchen and have never had any trouble, and I would highly recommend this set.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
We have only the paring knife from this set, and have
been very disappointed with it. Our experience was almost
identical to that of Roy Sweeting, who has also reviewed
it here. The knife lost its edge quickly, and worse yet,
fell apart a few months after we bought it. The blade
separated from the handle while cutting an apple.

1-0 out of 5 stars No substitute for a really good set!
My wife and I were given this set of knives in a gift (Christmas 2000) after my wife complained about the cheap set we were using. We have a lot of other OXO products in our kitchen and have always been very pleased with them (the manual can-opener is just excellent). These knives however, only hold an edge slightly longer than a really cheap set and have already started falling apart. The blade of the 3 1/2 inch paring knife simply fell out of the handle. I was surprised to see that the metal of the blade only extends about 3/4 of an inch into the handle. I suppose this will happen to the other knives in time if they are all built this way. There are also rust spots on the blades despite the fact that we wash, thoroughly dry and return the knives to the block after each use. We do live in a very humid climate but I still think that the rust marks should not be there. I will say that the serrated knife has been very useful, perhaps because it doesn't need sharpening, but over all this set has been disappointing. If you are a serious cook and want good knives, I think you need to spend a bit more than this. If you can't afford the really good knives, I have to say I don't think this set is such a great compromise.

P.S. Since I wrote this review on the 27th of September, the 5 1/2 inch serrated knife that I mentioned as being useful has suffered the same fate as the 3 1/2 inch paring knife. My wife was using it (I swear) to cut through a block of butter. The blade slipped right out of the handle. Looking at the way the handle and blade are joined, I thinks it's a serious design flaw. I can't see how the company ever expected them to stay in one piece! The end of the blade (smooth metal) is simply squeezed between two pieces of smooth metal at the top of the handle. A single rivet might have made a lot of difference. I've reduced my rating to one star. Sorry OXO, try again.

5-0 out of 5 stars ouch ouch ouch
I just got this set and already I've cut myself. Not a bad thing - shows you how sharp they are. I love the handles and the block is very solid - I've seen blocks alone sell for half the price here on Amazon, so this is a great deal for 5 knives, the sharpener and the block. Dishwasher safe, but handwash for best maintenance, as is true with most good knives. The handles give slightly and are very comfortable. Plus, the weight is well balanced...a bit on the heavy side towards the front, but makes for easier cutting, I've found.

5-0 out of 5 stars High Quality Knifes
I actually purchased three of these knifes seperately (before the block came out on the market). I couldn't be more pleased. The blades of the knifes hold an edge very well and the grips are comfortable and ergonomic. Anyone who is familiar with the OXO line of products will be surprised by the slightly different feel of the handles. Instead of the smooth, cool rubberized handle of their other kitchen tools, these knifes have a textured finish that allows for a sure grip and easy handling. The blades are high quality steel and similar to those found on other, more expensive lines of cutlery. Overall, the knifes are an excellent, reasonably priced product worth every penny. I would recommend these knifes to anyone looking for professional quality at amatuer prices. ... Read more


11. OXO Good Grips Natural Grip Bread Knife
list price: $11.99
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Asin: B00004OCJA
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: OXO
Sales Rank: 40139
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The outstanding feature of Oxo's Natural Grip bread knife is its ergonomically designed, curved handle that reduces wrist strain by maintaining the natural position of the hand and wrist without twisting or lifting. The sharp stainless-steel blade will accommodate any loaf, including both hard and soft varieties.

The Good Grips line features durable, nonslip, flexible handles on every product. Ergonomically designed to fit the palm comfortably, the pressure-absorbing, processed rubber handle puts less tension on the hands, while still providing an outstanding grip. Made from the same material as dishwasher gaskets, the handles are slip-proof, wet or dry, as well as dishwasher-safe. Good Grips products are moderately priced and have won the Tylenol/Arthritis Foundation Design Award. --Laurie Notaro ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Ergonomically designed handle reduces wrist strain
  • Soft, comfortable rubber handle absorbs tension away from hands
  • Sharp stainless-steel blade perfect for crusty bread and soft loaves
  • Handle keeps hands elevated away from blade

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Two words: Love it
OK, a few more:

This knife is one of the easiest to use, cheapest, decent bread knives I have ever used. It is about as good as my MUCH more expensive WMF set. I am quite impressed.

5-0 out of 5 stars perfect product design
This knife is the perfect blend of ergonomics and functionality. For hearth baked bread with a frim crust it is the only product available to cut with any success. I only have one complaint and it is the length of the blade. For large boule type loaves if is difficult to cut all the way through. A 10 inch blade would be helpful in this case.

5-0 out of 5 stars great knife for the price
Cuts right through my whole grain breads no problem. You can't beat the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, sharp, and wicked-looking!
Gets the job done and easy on the wallet, to boot.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, sharp, and wicked-looking!
Perfect for the job AND my wallet. ... Read more


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