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OXO 4-Piece Cheese Knife Set
Product number: 1161100
Manufacturer: OXO International, Ltd.
List price: $24.99
Warranty: Limited lifetime
Dimensions: 5-1/2" to 6-1/4" long x 1-1/4" to 2" wide x 3/4" deep
Weight: 10.4 oz total; 2 oz to 3-1/2 oz each
Composition: Stainless steel, plastic handles
Made In: China
Type:Cheese knives, set
Color: Silver, black
Ambitions
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Utility/Quality
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Packaging
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Economy
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Summary
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments:Yes, you can easily make it through an entire life without a set of cheese knives, and many people will. But a cheese platter will look more elegant and be more manageable if it features knives like these.

This set includes (from right to left):

  • a cheese knife/spreader, which is meant to cut hard cheeses, such as cheddar, or spread soft cheeses. Both the tip and edge are sharpened, so you can cut with either edge (although in this case, "sharp" is a relative term and poses no danger).
  • a crumbly cheese knife, which is meant to break up hard cheeses, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano and Romano
  • a cheese fork, which can be used to hold a piece of cheese in submission while you cut it with one of the other knives, or for picking up pieces of cut cheese
  • a soft cheese knife, which is dedicated to cutting and spreading soft cheeses, with holes in the blade to keep soft cheese from sticking. It has a serrated edge to cut through the rind (actually on the sharp side), and prongs at the end for picking up cheese

All four are forged of stainless steel with full tangs for durability. They have a nice weight and feel in the hand, and will tackle the most stubborn cheeses.



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