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Monday, June 21, 2010

Sharp, Sharp Knives!

aka......A CSN Stores Product Review


A few weeks ago, before I decided to ignore my blog, I posted about my desire to make changes to my kitchen. Even though I’d still love to do something big, my house is only 5 years old. It just wouldn’t make sense. I’ll have to wait until things need to be replaced. (Hopefully a good long time!)


In that ancient post about changing my kitchen I mentioned that I’d like to buy something to use in the kitchen instead. Like knives….


Well, the amazing folks at CSN Stores contacted me and offered a brand spankin’ new set of knives in exchange for a review of the product and their performance.

Don’t you know I jumped all over that?!?

CSN Stores is a massive collection of online specialty shops carrying more than a million different products. You can find anything you need for your kitchen from dinner plates to microwave ovens and everything in between. Can you believe it? A whole online store of nothing but dinner plates?? Yes….and over 200 other specialized stores just as amazing. But let’s get back to my knives….


I was allowed to browse the selection of knives at Cookware.com and choose my favorite. The knives I wanted were out of stock (they were a great deal!).  I decided to ask about a backorder. Not only was I able to place a backorder, the customer service representative was able to tell me how long it would be before the knives were back in stock. I placed the backorder and was surprised to learn the knives were being shipped to me a couple of weeks earlier than expected. Yippee! Their convenient email notification system kept me updated every step of the way.


I was ridiculously excited over these knives. In my defense, it has been a very long time. Just look at the knives I had been using……



Yeah. Now you understand. And I bet you’re even feeling a little sorry for me. Well, don’t. Because look at what I have now!







The Ronco Six Star set, including the Ronco Rocker……………..Ta Da!!!!! Shiny, sharp knives! And lots of ‘em.

Each knife came individually wrapped in a cardboard sleeve covered and encased in plastic. Each knife has a number that corresponds with its own special named slot in the wooden knife block-great for a novice like me. Here’s what they look like all out of the wrappers and in the wooden block…..




As I sat out a tomato for the first test, my daughter begged me to be careful and made me wait until she had ‘911’ on her cell phone speed dial. I am notorious for kitchen mishaps and all around clumsiness, so I stood patiently until she gave me the go ahead. I sliced that tomato like buttah! Ha! I was tempted to break out an empty soda can like they do on those old television commercials, but I refrained.

And yes, I did cut myself-just a little. These babies are SHARP!



I’ve had my new knives about 8 weeks now and I love them. Kitchen food prep is so much easier now! I have to admit, I’ve cut myself several times, but only minor cuts, and I think I’m getting better.

I especially love this one….



And this one……



 
And oh, my! These are SO handy……





This is where they live, in the corner next to the fat chef. (No, not me!) This fat chef…..



Great product, great price (TERRIFIC price), wonderful customer service, ultra fast order processing and shipping. You just cannot go wrong with CSN Stores.



 


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