a chef holding the Farberware knives set

Farberware is a popular knife brand with many sets and individual knives available. Let’s see how these models perform in the kitchen!

About the company

Farberware cookware brand is a company based in United States that specializes in making cutlery for a wide variety of kitchen use. The company has been in operation since 1900. With many years of experience, the company has developed a wide range of cookware, thus making it popular among modern kitchen users. The utensils they produce include frying pans and skillets, saucepans and stockpots, baking sheets and pizza pans, knives, and percolators, among other utensils that are needed in the kitchen.

Farberware Knives We Have Reviewed 

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Farberware 15-Piece

Design and materials

The Farberware 15 piece set is a collection of multiuse knives that include a chef knife, steak knife, serrated knives, sharpening steel, shears, and a block for storage. The knives have a black handle that is triple riveted to give it a firm fit and a shiny high carbon stainless steel cutting blade. The knife set weighs 7 pounds when packed.

Usability

The wide collection of knives that comes with blades for different use is something we like about this set. The accompanying sharpening steel rod has also impressed many users who bought the set since it helps them keep the knives sharp. We recommend use of the sharpening steel rod with only the flat edged knives and refrain from sharpening the serrated edged knives since it can damage the blades.

Cleaning

Cleaning of the knives should also be done with warm water and mild soap. Ensure that the knives are completely dried thereafter.


PROS

  • Easy to clean stainless steel surface
  • Sold with accompanying storage block
  • Has an accompanying sharpening tool
  • Durable for a long time
  • Handles are wide and offer a firm gripping space

Cons

  • The collection has six steak knives of the same size
  • The sharpening tool cannot sharpen the serrated knives
  • The shears are screwed on too tight, making their use a bit difficult

Farberware 18-Piece Set

Design and materials

The Farberware 18-peice set has a collection of knives that suit both experienced cooks and newbies in the kitchen environment.

All knives on this set are slightly serrated and the set comes with a brown wooden storage block. Black handles that are thick are attached to the silver stainless steel blades without rivets. When packed, the set of knives only weighs 4.7 pounds.

Usability

The 18 knives that have different blades on this set enable users to handle all the kitchen requirements that need cutting, slicing, or even holding hot food items using the included fork and shears. The micro serrated edges on all knives enable precision cutting and ensures that the knives remain sharp for a long time.

Cleaning

Users warn against cleaning the knives in this set in the dishwasher since it damages the stainless steel surface and exposes the interior of the knives to rust. Cleaning the knives should only be done using mild soap and warm water.


PROS

  • Knives remain sharp for a long time
  • Sold with a wooden storage block
  • The micro serrated edge allows precision cutting
  • With proper care, the knives are durable for a long time

Cons

  • Dishwasher cleaning can cause the knives to rust
  • The serrated edges make sharpening the knives difficult

Farberware 12-Piece Nonstick Set

Design and materials

The multicolor 12 piece non-stick knives set comes in varying colors of green, red, blue, orange, yellow, and purple. Each knife has an accompanying sheath cover that fits over the blade when the knife is not in use. The handles are also multi colored to the blade and are attached to the blade without rivets.

Usability

We like the look on this set of knives; it makes the pieces stand out in any kitchen. All the blades have resin coating over the stainless steel blade that restricts food from attaching to the surface of the blade, thereby enabling easy cleaning.

Cleaning

Although the manufacturer has marked the set as safe for dishwasher cleaning, we recommend that you only hand wash the knives after use to ensure they last for a long time. Always remember to dry the knives immediately after cleaning and cover the blades with the sheath when not in use.


PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Sold with accompanying covering sheath
  • The set include knives for all common kitchen needs
  • Non-stick resin covering restricts food from sticking to the blade

Cons

  • The covering on the handles wears off easily
  • Sharpening the knife will scratch the resin cover

Farberware 15-Piece Set

Design and materials

The 15-piece set collection of versatile knives from Farberware includes knives for all kitchen uses both in the domestic setting as well as in restaurants. The knives have a cast stainless steel blade and a satin-finished stainless steel handle. An accompanying black storage block is sold with the set and holds the knives when they are not in use.

Usability

This collection has knives with high cast carbon stainless steel blades that are meant to retain the sharp edge. Most of the users of this set like the storage block that accompanies it because it is sturdy and has a port for each of the 15 knives. The accompanying steel rod that is used to sharpen the knives enables the use of all the knives for a long time. With it, you can sharpen the knives at any time when the blade becomes blunt.

Users like the sturdy handles and the blade on the knives, which remain sharp for a long time and require sharpening only occasionally.


PROS

  • Blades remain sharp for a long time
  • Sold with a storage block
  • Set includes a sharpening tool
  • Easy to clean
  • Sturdy handles do not become loose or separate easily from the blade

Cons

  • Not safe for dishwasher cleaning
  • You cannot purchase individual pieces for replacement

Farberware 4-Piece Ceramic Set

Design and materials

The 4-piece set comprises of two knives that have flat sharp cutting edges and accompanying sheaths that are perforated. The handles on the knives are ergonomically designed and have a soft grip silicone for a non-slip grip when handling the knives in the kitchen. The attachment design of the handles is rivet-free and capable of fitting the handles on the blades firmly leaving no gaps.

Usability

The ceramic blade that is extremely sharp and durable is one of the things that we like about this knife. Unlike cast steel blades, the ceramic cover protects the inner parts of the blade from rust, stains, and oxidation.

Cleaning

The knives should not be used to cut frozen foods or forced to pry open sealed packages. The manufacturer lists the knives as safe for cleaning in the dishwasher, but we advise that you keep that to a minimum. Washing with soap and warm water is enough for cleaning the ceramic blades that restrict food items from attaching on the surface.


PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Sold with accompanying covering sheaths
  • The knives retain the sharpness of the edge for a long time

Cons

  • The ceramic blade could be damaged if you try to sharpen it
  • The set is only available in one color

Farberware 30-Piece Set

Design and materials

The 30-piece set includes a wide variety of knives and other useful kitchen utensils. The utensils are held on a rotating carousel caddy that has hooks on the sides for easy hanging of utensils. A sharpening tool for the knives is also included in the set that weighs 3.5 pounds.

Usability

The rotating storage tool that efficiently holds 30 different utensils is among the features of the set that many users like. It helps the cook save space on the kitchen counter and makes accessing the utensils very convenient.

Customers who have bought this set like the versatility of the utensils that include knives for cutting, measuring utensils, spatulas, and cooking spoons.

Cleaning

Cleaning the utensils included in this set should be done using mild soap and warm water only. Avoid the dishwasher since the utensils are easily damaged.


PROS

  • Wide collection of utensils covers many requirements in the kitchen
  • Rotating tool saves storage space in the kitchen
  • The rotating tool also fits utensils from other brands
  • Easy to clean
  • Include a sharpening tool for the knives

Cons

  • The utensils rust if not properly maintained
  • The utensils are not durable

Farberware 21-Piece Set

Design and materials

Farberware 21-piece set includes a wide collection of knives that make its use in the kitchen versatile. The set is sold with an accompanying storage block that features ports that fit all the knives included in the set and an inbuilt knife sharpener located on the top edge. The blades are mirror polished while the handles are ergonomic and held in place using three rivets.

Usability

We like the design of the storage block that has a wooden finish and an inbuilt sharpening block at the top edge. This allows the cook to sharpen the knives conveniently as soon as he or she notices that they are becoming blunt.

Cleaning

Users who have bought this set of knives report having an easy time cleaning the blade, which is mirror polished and restricts food from sticking to it. The cleaver knife, which is heavy and easy to use, is also liked by many users who find cutting with it easy and effortless.


PROS

  • Wide collection of knives with different blades cover all common cutting needs in the kitchen
  • Easy to clean
  • Sold with a storage block
  • Storage block has an inbuilt sharpening space for sharpening the knives

Cons

  • The stainless steel blades could rust if not properly maintained
  • Handles feel cheap and have rough edges

Farberware 7-Piece Set

Design and materials

The Farberware 7-piece set comprises five knives and a pair of shears that have satin finish on the blades. The handles have an ergonomic design and are held in place on the blades by three shiny rivets. When you purchase this set, you get a storage block that has ports with self-sharpening edges.

Usability

We like the self-sharpening ports on the storage block that sharpens the blade of the knives each time the knife is removed and returned into the block. It ensures that the cook has a sharp knife every time he or she pulls a knife from it.

Users have reported having an easy time cleaning the blades because they have a satin finish. Most users also found the handling of the knives easy due to the thick and sturdy handles.

A few users revealed that the shears disappointed them because they became useless after some time due to the screw that holds them together stripping.


PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Sold with accompanying storage bock
  • The storage block has ports with self-sharpening edges
  • The handles are sturdy
  • The knives are durable

Cons

  • The stainless steel blades can rust when maintenance guidelines are not followed
  • The sharpening edges wear off quickly

What Features to Consider When Choosing a Knife?

When shopping for knives for your kitchen, the many options available at online stores could make it hard to pick the right set. Below, we have listed some of the most important factors that you should consider when selecting a set of knives for your kitchen.

Ease of Cleaning

Knives are mostly used in the kitchen to cut cooking ingredients. It is important, therefore, that the knife you use to prepare ingredients be clean at all times. As such, you should pick a knife that cleans easy and quickly so that you spend less time cleaning the knife after cutting one ingredient before moving on to the next one.

Sharpness

Since the primary use of a knife is cutting, a good knife is one that has a sharp edge always. Knives should also retain the sharpness for a long time once they have been sharpened. A knife that requires frequent sharpening gets worn out quickly and gets damaged fast since sharpening eats away some of the material that makes up the blade.

the sharp Farberware knife cutting tomato

Accompanying accessories 

Knife sets that come with accompanying accessories such as covering sheaths and storage blocks are the best and should be considered over those that are sold as plain knife blades with handles. The accompanying accessories allow safe and efficient use of the utensils. Accessories such as sharpening rods, for instance, allow convenient use of the knives since the cook can easily sharpen them.


FAQ

Is Farberware a Good Knife Brand? 

Farberware branded Knives are good for your kitchen because they come in collection sets that have a wide variety of utensils for the cook to choose from. Some collection sets also have accompanying accessories that make it convenient to use and sharpen the blades on the knives. All blades are also durable and made from the easy-to-clean stainless steel.

Who makes Farberware?

Farberware braded utensils are made in America by the Meyer Corporation, which bought the Farberware Company in 1997.