The Cook Neway 15-Piece Knife Set Review


The Cook Neway 15-Piece Knife set (starting at $40) is not the best cheap cutlery set you can buy, but a few frugal cooks say this collection makes a great starter set. Among the few Cook Neway 15-Piece knife set reviews we could find, consumer postings on Amazon give these knives a high rating, and particularly note that they're a good value at an affordable price. A review on Amazon singles out the utility knife and kitchen shears for special praise and gripes about the small steak knives, partly because they can't go in the dishwasher and partly because the blades aren't sufficiently serrated.

This set includes a 6" boning knife, 8" slicer, 5" utility knife, 4/5" tomato knife, 3.5" paring knife, 6" carving fork, 7" santoku knife (a small, narrow cleaver), six steak knives, kitchen shears, and a pinewood storage block. A Cook Neway 15-Piece knife set review on says the high carbon stainless steel blades helped earn the set fourth best in the site's "under $40" category. The blades in this set are stamped and the edges are not serrated. The handles are full tang (the steel of the blades extends into the handles) and made of Bakelite, which is a type of hard plastic that's heat-resistant and doesn't conduct electricity.

Like most cheap knives, these should never see the inside of a dishwasher. Users warn they're sure to rust if you don't hand wash and dry them immediately. The Cook Neway set is a decent value, but there are better options out there for cooks on a budget.

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