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Buy an Anolon Advanced Knife Set Online

Updated on August 14, 2013
Anolon Advanced 15-piece knife block set
Anolon Advanced 15-piece knife block set

Best Anolon Knife Set

Some time ago, I was looking at the list of the most wished items in the knife department at Amazon, curious to know for which knife brands people were wishing. There were several knives that I expected to find in that list, knives of quality brands as Wüsthof, Henckels, Shun, or Global knives. And of course, these brands have several spots among the top most wished knives. Not really a surprise there, after all if I were to wish for a knife as a gift, I would wish to receive some of these top quality and expensive brands too.

However, I was surprised to find among the most wished knives at Amazon a set of Anolon Advanced Knives: the Anolon Advance 15-piece knife block set. And what puzzles me more was the very attractive price of the set, not dirt cheap, but very reasonable for a set of forged knives. I knew the Anolon brand, of course, but only for its quality cookware and I was not aware that they make kitchen knives too or whether they are any good. So, I thought then, that I should have to look a little deeper into these knives, if so many people had wanted them as a gift. The result of that research is what this page is all about.

Anolon Advanced 15-piece Knife Set with Block

Looking into this knife set in more detail I started to understand why someone would want them as a gift and not other more known brands. This knife set is consistently given a 5 star rating by consumers on the net. In fact, the lowest overall rating I have ever seen for this set is 4 stars. Very impressive.

The knives are forged, made of German stainless steel like premium German brands, but with an affordable price tag.

How Much Should You Pay for this Set? 

I have seen this set in several retail stores all over the net with a price around $130 to $180. I check regularly for some time and the best price is found at Amazon, however not directly from Amazon but in some of the stores that sell through Amazon and that you can find at the right of the product page, look for the title "More buying choices".

Let's look the Anolon Advanced Knives with more Detail

Item model number: 52588

What is it included in the Block Set? 

  • An 8-inch chef's knife
  • An 8-inch bread knife
  • An 8-inch Slicer knife
  • A 7-inch Santoku knife 
  • A 5-inch serrated utility knife
  • A 3.5-inch paring knife
  • Six 5-inch steak knives with stainless steel handle
  • Kitchen shears
  • A sharpening steel
  • A birch wood block+

Does it Come with a Warranty?

Yes, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty (warranty about any defect of materials or workmanship for the original buyer)  

Are they sharp?

They are very sharp. Although made in China, these knives are made of high quality steel from Germany and are forged. They are very practical knives for everyday use and although they are not as good as some other premium blades (that cost much more,) they come very close. Recommended for people who want to try premium blades but not ready to pay a premium price. 

What Are the Handles Like?

One of the nice features of these knives is the Anolon SureGrip Santoprene handle. It is made of a soft rounded silicon material that is really comfortable. The knives are very easy to grip and control. They don’t slip like the plastic, wooden or synthetic handles on other knives. The steak knives on the other hand have a stainless steel handle.

Is it Dishwasher Safe?

No, as other quality knives, hand washing is recommended

Is There Any Complaint?

I really can’t find anything bad to say about these knives, especially if we consider the price tag. Even after reading dozens of reviews all over the Internet I was not able to find anyone with something bad to say. The only thing that can be improved is the length of the steak knives, a little larger steak knives with a slightly longer handle and the set could be perfect. And if the set had included a utility knife with a plain blade, that would have been nice. Apart from that, a really outstanding knife set for the price.  

Can I buy individual knives instead of the set

You can buy some of these knives, like the 8-inch chef, and some not included in this set of the Anolon Advanced line. However, be sure to look at the Item model number before buying. Look for item model numbers beginning with 52 to be sure that really is a knife of the Anolon Advanced line. The other lines of Anolon knives (that look very similar to the Anolon Advanced) as far as I know, use different stainless steel. The Anolon site call it "Japanese," and some reviews claim that the knives even though are of similar quality, are lighter than the Advanced line and with different feeling and balance.

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