Ronco Rocker Review

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The Ronco Rocker Showtime Stainless Steel Stamped 20-Piece Knife Set is a full-tang cutlery set made of high carbon 420J2 stainless steel. It includes among other knives, six steak knives, two paring knives, a cheese knife, a utlity knife, as well as kitchen shears and a wooden storage block that includes a sharpener. Satisfied consumers describe these knives as sturdy, sharp, and durable.

The Ronco Rocker Showtime Stainless Steel Stamped 20-Piece Knife Set (starting at $40, Amazon) may be best-known for its infomercial, but you can also find this set at Walmart. With 20 pieces to choose from, you'd be hard pressed to find a cutlery set for less than $50 with as much variety. No surprise, then, that Ronco Rocker Showtime reviews on the Walmart site comment positively and often about this feature. Durability is another factor that pops up in reviews on Buzzillions, where one consumer writes that these knives have held up for more than six years, even with dishwasher cleaning. But beware, if you're looking for knives that feel heavy in the hand, this inexpensive set is not for you. Some reviews on Walmart cite disappointment with their light weight, an assessment echoed by some consumers posting Ronco Rocker Showtime reviews on Amazon.

The set features a 9" Showtime knife, 9" saw knife, 8" bread/bagel knife, 8" chef's knife, 7" boning knife, 8.5" Ronco Rocker knife, 7" cleaver, 7" sportsman's knife, 6" cheese knife, 4.8" chop & serve knife, 4.8" utility knife, two 3.5" paring knives, six steak knives, kitchen shears, and a wood storage block. The blades are made of high carbon stainless steel and extend, full-tang, into the handles for added strength and durability. As is the case with most good knives, you should hand wash and dry these blades to minimize the chances of rusting.

For durability, sharpness, and versatility, the Ronco Rocker Showtime 20-piece set is a decent deal at a decent price.

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