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After nearly two years of cooking most of your meals at home, your cookware has been through a lot. Your knives, having taken the brunt of the workload, have likely seen better days — they're dulled, scratched and, well, defeated.
Not only does working with dull knives make slicing, dicing and chopping more tedious and time-consuming, it can also be dangerous. Your knife should be sturdy and sharp, so it can easily cut through foods, not slide off or get stuck. Having a self-sharpening knife block is your best bet — it keeps all of your knives together in one secure spot (not shuffling around in a drawer) and automatically hones the blade when you take the knife in and out.
It's no secret that quality knives and blocks can be pricey, with sets from places like Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table setting you back a couple hundred semolians. And while it may be worth the investment over time, you don't need to eviscerate your paycheck to get good cookware. Want proof? We spotted this Zwilling J.A. Henckels 16-piece Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set for $40 off, today only! You also have the option to pay in five FlexPays of $31.99, so you don't have to shell out the full price right away.
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The 16-piece set includes a 4" paring knife, 5" serrated utility knife, 8" carving knife, 5.5" hollow-edge Santoku knife, 8" chef's knife, 8" carving knife, 8" bread knife, eight 4.5" steak knives and kitchen shears crafted from high-carbon stainless steel. The knives have single-piece, precision-stamped blades that seamlessly transition into a triple-rivet handle, for a sturdy grip while you slice away.
"These knives are the best! Besides being so sharp to begin with, the self-sharpening block keeps them that way! Not too heavy to work with, but a very nice weight. They are not flimsy, either," says one satisfied reviewer. "These are the BEST knives you will ever own and the ONLY ones you will ever need. Really. This would be a great wedding present."
This video shows you exactly how the knifes get sharpened each time!
One reviewer says the knives make prepping proteins and produce a breeze, "These knives are sharp and cutting vegetables and meat is so easy. I love the self-sharpening feature. I would highly recommend these knives to anyone who wants good cutting knives."
The slots even have labels, so you'll always put the right knife in the right place. The wooden base is available in two colors: black and walnut, to complement any countertop.
Another reviewer noted how important it is to have good knives when working in the kitchen. "They say that accidents happen when cutting with a dull knife, and it's definitely true. This set is great looking and practical. I can get to slicing and dicing the moment it leaves the self-sharpening block. It's wonderful."
This set is the perfect addition to your kitchen and makes a great housewarming gift. At $40 off, it's a steal — but the deal is only live today, so chop chop!
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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