My collection of kitchen knives has always been a hit and miss selection of odds and ends. Having seen the commercials for the Miracle Blade cutlery set frequently on television and more than one infomercial, I decided it was time for me to give them a try.
I have never had much faith most of the mass produced and cheaply made “As Seen on TV” products so was not sure what I was getting myself into. Having read a few Miracle Blade reviews already, I was ready to do my own review to see if it matched up with the hype.
In the Box
I ordered the 11 piece Miracle Blade III cutlery set and waited for it to arrive on my doorstep. I must admit I was pretty excited about the idea of having a complete set of matching kitchen knives all kept together in a single place. When the box I arrived, the first thing I noticed was that each of the items in the set was carefully packaged to ensure none of them would be damaged during shipping. The blades were protected so that no one would be cut taking them out of the box.
Included in the box are:
One of the first things that struck me is that while all of the blades in the Miracle Blade cutlery set looked very thin, they seemed quite strong. Looking at the edges on each of the different knives, they all looked extremely sharp. The set includes a nice variety of knives suited to a wide range of different tasks in my kitchen. As with any kitchen knife, the real proof in how good it really is lies in using it and seeing just how well it does for my particular needs.
While many of the commercials for knives such as the Miracle Blade cutlery set, show things like cutting soda cans and then slicing tomatoes, I am never likely to cut metal cans. However, since I make a lot of salads it is important for me to have at least one knife capable of slicing things like tomatoes without crushing them. The slicer included in the set does an amazing job of slicing through even soft tomatoes without crushing them or leaving ragged slices. I must admit I was quite impressed.
The Rock ‘N Chop Chopper was the one knife in the Miracle Blade cutlery set I was not too sure about as it is a bit bigger than most of the knives I am familiar with using. However, I found the Accugrip control ball on this knife and the Chop ‘N Scoop Chopper make using these larger knives very easy. The control ball gives you plenty of control no matter whether you are slicing, dicing, or chopping. I found that I now tend to use the Rock ‘N Scoop Chopper for almost everything. Even if it was the only knife in the set, I would still be happy with my purchase.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
After several weeks of using my Miracle Blade cutlery set, I find that for the most part I still feel as though they are well worth the cost. However, I have noticed a couple of things about them I really am not too happy about. The most important of these is that unless I dry them as soon as they have been washed, the blades seem to show signs of rusting. I only noticed this on one of the steak knives, but now I make a point of washing the knives and then drying them immediately to ensure I do not have this problem with the rest of my set as I really do like them.
|Tendency to rust
|Handles will break
|Easy to use, ergonomically shaped handles
|Poor customer service
One thing I really do like about my Miracle Blade cutlery set is that even after several weeks of use the blades seem to be just as sharp as they were the day I took them out of the box. My favorite knife is still the Scoop ‘N Chop as it is the most versatile. The Accugrip control ball makes this knife so easy to use. Overall, despite the rust issue I am very happy with these knives and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a decent set of kitchen knives. Use the link below for the latest pricing and deals: