Farberware Knife Set

A Farberware knife set is a passable set of cutlery for the budget-minded family looking for a decent set of knives for the kitchen. You can easily find complete sets for under $50, and even the larger sets of Farberware knives come in under the $100 dollar mark. The big question is, will they last?

In a nutshell, maybe. The blades on most of the Farberware knife sets are carbon steel and are generally of good quality. The handles, on the other hand, are where Farberware cuts corners to keep the costs down. You have to take care not to abuse these knives because the handles are fairly weak and break easily. The most common complaint found on review sites on the Internet is that the handles are fragile and are easily damaged.

If you take good care of your knives and don't subject them to a lot of punishment, they will probably last you a long time. On the other hand, if you really put your knives to work, you may want to spend a little more money and buy the best knife set you can afford. Cutlery is one area where you won't be sorry if you spend a little extra cash.

If you decide to go with a Farberware knife set, you have a number of sets to choose from. The Farberware Classic Never Needs Sharpening set is made of carbon stainless-steel and has textured plastic handles. The blades are serrated and they are lightweight and have a slim profile.

The Pro Forged knives look nice and are a little more expensive than the cheaper Farberware knives. They have full length tangs and triple riveted handles. They tend to hold their edge a little better than a cheaper Farberware knife set. They can be found for under a hundred dollars and are of OK quality, but if I was in the market for the best knife set I could buy for under a hundred, I'd go with a Ginsu knife set.

A Farberware knife set will serve its purpose, but these knives aren't going to last a lifetime. If you want quality, you have to spend a little more money to get a better set. On the other hand, if you're hard on your knives, a Farberware knife set is rather inexpensive and you could do a whole lot worse for the money. This isn't the best knife set on the market, but it is one of the best sets for the shopper on a budget.

Farberware Pro II Forged 15-Piece Block Set

Features:
- Black hardwood block with stainless steel plates on the sides.

- Full-tang construction with oversized rivets.

- Taper ground stainless steel blades for precise cutting.

Farberware Pro Stainless Forged 15-Piece Block Set

Features:
- Satin-finish stainless steel handles.

- Lifetime warranty against defects.

- Dishwasher safe. Handwash to preserve edges.

Farberware Pro Stamped 25-Piece Block Set

Features:
- Large set for less than $100.

- Serrated blades never need sharpening.

- Weighted stainless handles provide good balance.

A Farberware knife set will serve its purpose, but these knives aren't going to last a lifetime. If you want quality, you have to spend a little more money to get a better set. On the other hand, if you're hard on your knives, a Farberware knife set is rather inexpensive and you could do a whole lot worse for the money. This isn't the best knife set on the market, but it is one of the best sets for the shopper on a budget.

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