Product Type: Ethos Cutlery
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Voodoo Knife Block
Member Name: SJ2011
Voodoo Knife Block
Date: 20/06/12, updated on 20/06/12 (96 review reads)
Advantages: Looks good, Knives are good quality
Disadvantages: I find the knives are slightly uncomfortable to hold for long periods
We were given the voodoo knife block man as a present a couple of years ago by a friend
and while I haven't tried it out to see if the Voodoo really works the knives are good and it does
look great on the kitchen worktop.
The Voodoo Knife Block consists of an ABS plastic man who has 5 slots over his body legs and
head which you put the 5 knives in so it would appear Mr Knife has upset someone pretty badly.
The set comes complete with 5 knives a bread knife,chefs knife,pairing knife,utility knife and a
carving knife and thankfully also has 5 clear safety sheaths so you don't cut yourself every time
you have to move it. Our Knife Man is bright red but I've also seen them in black,chrome and
green if you want something slightly more discreet.
The knives supplied with the block are pretty good quality,nicely balanced and easily as good
as other knife sets I've owned that cost around the same price. The knives are made from
Molybdenum and Vanadium stainless steel which supposedly keep their sharpness better and
are less prone to rust than the standard stainless steel more commonly used in kitchen knives.
The knives can be sharpened using a ceramic sharpener, knife sharpener or grinding stone and
can be washed in warm soapy water. As an ex chef I tend to keep the edge on my knives sharp
by using a fine steel on them nearly every time I use them so I really can't comment on whether
the claim that these stay sharper for longer is true or not but none of them have discoloured,
rusted or chipped in the time we've owned this.
The only complaint I have with the knives is for me personally due to the rounder shape of the
handles on these they aren't as comfortable to hold for longer periods as my old Sabatier and
Wusthof knives so I tend to grab one of them out of the drawer rather than using the ones from
the block if I've got a lot of stuff to prepare. My boyfriend uses these and doesn't find this a
problem so it's pretty much down to personal preference.
This looks great on a kitchen worktop and a lot funkier than a boring wooden knife block
but I'm not sure it's the best idea if you have young children as the bright red toy looking man
with shiny things in him tends to attract kids like a magnet. Although none of our nieces or
nephews have any hope of getting near this nearly every one of the younger ones has
noticed it on the worktop and wanted it down.
The Voodoo Knife Block is available from various online stores such as firebox.com or
iwantoneofthose.com and costs around £50-£60.
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