Product Comparison: Chicago Cutlery Fusion 1119644 vs Wüsthof Culinar 89707


General Specifications
Brand
Chicago Cutlery
Wüsthof
Model
Fusion 1119644
Culinar 89707
Origin
China
Germany
About the Product
The perfect blend sleek style and precision performance. This 18-piece set boasts forged high-carbon stainless steel blades & comfort grip poly handles for incredible sharpness, balance & control. Taper Grind Edge Technology gives each knife a long-lasting edge. The set includes a wide range of knives to cover a large range of food preparation needs. Unleash your inner professional chef with this high performance knife block set from Chicago Cutlery.
Elegant satin-finish handles sculpted from 18/10 stainless steel distinguish Culinar knives from Wüsthof's other cutlery lines. Otherwise Culinar knives embody all the virtues of other Wüsthof knives that have earned the German manufacturer world renown. The principal parts of a Wüsthof knife--blade, bolster, and tang--are forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, and the blade is precisely tapered from bolster to tip and from back to hand-honed edge.
Key Specs
Number Of Items
18
7
Pieces Included
3-inch Peeling Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, 7.75-inch Chef Knife, 8-inch Slicer, 7.75-inch Bread Knife, 5-inch Partoku Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 3.25-inch Paring Knife, 8x 4.25-inch Steak Knives, 8-inch Sharpening Steel, Hardwood Block
3.5-inch Paring Knife, 4.5-inch Utility Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 9-inch Sharpening Steel, Stainless steel come-apart kitchen shears, 17-slot Knife Block
Knife Types
Parer, Santoku, Chef, Bread, Steak, Peeler, Utility
Parer, Utility, Bread, Chef
Blades Material
High-carbon Stainless Steel
High-carbon Stainless Steel
Handles Material
Polyoxymethylene (POM)
18/10 stainless-steel
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Chicago Cutlery Fusion 1119644 18-Piece Block Set
  • Good weight, solid blade that stays sharp and cuts smooth, wasy to resharpen.
  • Incredibly sharp. Seem to be very durable. Hold their edges.
  • The knives work great and we never had any issues with the steak knives or anything. I need to learn how to use the sharpener tool as some of the more commonly used knives are beginning to dull after almost a year of use.
  • Excellent knife set. I cook a lot. I have a house with four people, all of whom I cook for on a daily basis. I use these knives daily, and I haven't sharpened them in a year (although I will do that very soon).
  • Started rusting after just a few months. Would not recommend.
  • Steak knives are straight edged and not serrated.
Wüsthof Culinar 89707 7-Piece Knife Block Set
  • I chose the Wusthof Culinar collection over the classic because I liked the stainless look. I opted for a smaller knife block that would maximize my use of the set and I use every single knife included.
  • These knives feel balanced and have a nice weight, and are still very sharp. I would recommend these to everyone.
  • I selected this one because i liked the combination of knives provided. Good for two cooks in my opinion. The compact board sits on my kitchen counter nicely without cluttering it. The quality is outstanding. I am very happy with this purchase.
  • Very good value for money. These knives are very sharp and hold their edge well. The block is a nice sleek design. Looks great.
  • My only complaint would be about the kitchen shears that come with the knife block. These are manufactured in China as opposed to the knives (made in Germany) and the quality difference is obvious.
  • I have been so happy with my purchase until last night. I was moving the knife and a cutting board to the sink. The 8" cutlery knife fell onto the counter top (about a 3" drop) the knife broke into two pieces.
Size & Weight
Height
14.8 in
15 in
Depth
8.4 in
7 in
Width
9.6 in
10 in
Weight
14 lb
7.4 lb
Features
Color
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black, Block - cherry
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - stainless steel, Block - cherry
Design
Cabinet Type
Cabinet Type
Handles Design
8 knives - mounted; 8 knives - one-piece forged
One-piece forged
Knife Block
Stained pine wood block
Hardwood Block
Sharpener
Sharpening Steel
Sharpening Steel
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash
Hand wash
Extras
Great Cutting Performance, Exclusive Taper Grind edge technology, Forged bolster keeps your fingers from running up on the blade, Lifetime warranty
Lifetime warranty, Tang extends full length of handle for perfect balance, Ergonomic 18/10 stainless-steel handles
What customers say about "Features"
Chicago Cutlery Fusion 1119644 18-Piece Block Set
  • They look beautiful and are are tough as nails. The block is heavy and the knifes are all solid. They wipe clean with ease. Be sure to dry them before replacing therm in the block even though the slots have drainage holes on the base.
  • No broken handle issues nor discoloration on the knife blades here. All in all a good set for the $.
  • Really like these. They're very sharp and clean up pretty easily in the sink or dishwasher. The wood block is also nice.
  • These knives always get washed in a dishwasher (which made me so angry), and they look the same as the day I bought them. No rust, the rubber handles are intact, the blades are sturdy and keep an edge very nicely.
  • The handle is a seperate piece from the blade and very easily seperates from the blade entirely. I thought the handle and blade were one piece with a rubberized silicone grip around the outside, but I guess I was wrong and I'm less than pleased to learn so.
  • The only downside is it takes up a bit of counter space but that's because you a good amount of pieces.
Wüsthof Culinar 89707 7-Piece Knife Block Set
  • Quality knives make all the difference in preparing food. This is a wonderful set! I have limited counter space so needed a small set that still met most of my cooking needs. This set works nicely!
  • They are nicely balanced, fit my hand well, function beautifully and are a dream to use. The knife block is slim and takes up very little space. It's also quite pretty.
  • If you a a Wusthof fan like me than these knives should deliver just what you expect from the brand. At first I thought they weren't solid tang when I got them but the line at the base is just etched in.Few! The block is nice and heavy and very attractive. Takes up little space on the counter top.
  • These knives are fantastic! They are super sharp and have a good feel. While they need to be hand washed, they are easy to clean.
  • Pissed that this arrived and the scissors have rust. WTF
  • I bought this set around 3 months. nice! but not have the 7 inch Japanese style edge knife. the most useful is the 8inch chief knife. but for a women, if you have a small hand, you must want the 7 inch one too. today I have to pay more to have it.
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MSRP
109.99 $

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