TL;DR: This Food Network-worthy Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set (12-piece) is on sale for $79.75, saving you $90.24.
If you’re planning on cooking a lot this summer, you’re going to need the right appliances and utensils to do it.
Everyone makes sure to have their grilling tongs and slow cookers ready, but knives are severely overlooked. Then, the realization comes when you’re butchering a fancy block of cheese with a jagged knife that’s meant to cut bread.
Be prepared for whatever ingredient Pinterest suggests with this 12-piece self-sharpening knife set from Calphalon. It usually goes for $169.99 (and is still full price at Calphalon’s site), but you can save over $90 and grab it at Amazon for just $79.75.
Learning that different knives go with different foods is one of the rites of passage to becoming an adult. (I would not like to discuss how long it took me to learn.) Chef’s knives are great for tackling large, firm vegetables like potatoes or carrots, while smaller paring knives make more precise cuts on garlic or soft fruits like apples. Serrated edges are what you want for bread, pies, or citrus fruits.
This set comes with an 8-inch chef’s knife, 6-inch serrated utility knife, 5-inch santoku, 4.5-inch parer, 6 steak knives, kitchen shears, and the sharpening block itself.
Calphalon’s SharpIN technology is built right into the block and automatically sharpens knives after they’re put back in, making cutting, slicing, and chopping effortless every time. This will save you from having to replace them due to dullness in a few years or spending $100 on a separate knife sharpener.
Regularly $169.99, you can save $90.24 and get the set for $79.95 with Prime shipping.