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Poll Results: Do you own Cutco cutlerly?

 
  • 6% (1)
    Yes
  • 93% (15)
    No
16 Total Votes  
post #31 of 40

Oh, I think everybody's open to the idea of a Cutco rep giving out intelligent answers about their products.

 

Thing is, I'm a Canadian.  You know how us Canucks are, all nice and polite and like to play fair.

 

So in the interests of fairness, I think your Cutco rep friend should familiarize himself with previous posts on the subject before committing.

 

Sound fair?

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post #32 of 40

>>everybody is

 

no.  I'm not. 

the reps are untruthful.

the reps use hyperbole to the extreme.

the reps actually don't know anything other than what they learned in their seminars.

which is all happy horse pucky.

you can't get rid of them.

 

Cutco makes KMart quality knives and sells them for hundreds, or more.

 

cheap steel.

cheap handles.

terrible fit and finish.

 

their warranty is absolutely nothing to get excited about.

"free sharpening" is not free, by the time you pay postage there and the "handling charge" you can get them sharpened anywhere.

well, those that can be sharpened.

and the ones that can't be sharpened are sold  as "sharp for life".....so what's up with the free sharpening need?

 

we just don't need the spam.

if one feels one cannot live without being bombarded by a high pressure totally ignorant sales rep, I'm sure you can find one local that will come to your home and will not leave until you buy the knives and have given them the names and phone numbers of all you friends and relatives.

 

no computer required.

post #33 of 40
WOW.
post #34 of 40

Thank you for your opinion. You are under no obligation to participate should such an exchange occur. 

 

 

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post #35 of 40
I guess that will be a great relief.
post #36 of 40

Of course he is welcome! In fact he would be the first of many cutco reps that actually want to defend their brand. I will tell you I have not found one ChefTalk member in 14 years that raves about or uses Cutco. So please invite him and make sure he lets me know he joined the forums.

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post #37 of 40
A long time ago I too sold Cutco products. I bought my first car, a 1974 Ford Maverick, used for $600, from what I made. Cutco products are really nice for those people that do buy them. What I'm saying is that everything is not for everyone. Think of it like a food dish ... They don't eat a lot of sushi in Nebraska and/or Oklahoma. You could consider Cutco knives as a nitch item. I'm still friendly with many of my old customers.
post #38 of 40

Dilbert, umm, not sure how to respond to that. First, the guy I know is a friend of mine. Whereas you may not value his opinion, I would expect that you treat him with the same respect you would anyone you don't know. I merely responded to an Admin saying that it would be interesting to find a rep that actually wants to defend the product. 

 

This isn't an attempt at trolling. This isn't out to start a ruckus. I just thought that if the offer was actually open, it could be interesting. 

 

Nicko, I will let you know when he signs up, if he's still game. He's pretty thick skinned so I'm not worried about him walking into hostile territory, as it were. LOL

post #39 of 40

Surely this poll is offered in jest.

post #40 of 40
Cutco seems to engender a lot of negative comments. I use in my kitchen Wusthoff and MAC knives but also have six Cutco serrated knives of various sizes that work for me. I understand that like-minded people are talking here to like-minded people. So the comments are similar.

My grandfather was a butcher. As a teenager, I helped him sometimes but he taught me the value of knife safety around a fast moving meat cutting environment. All my experience was with plain edge knives and how to sharpen them. But as the years rolled on I realized there was a place for a decent serrated knife in the kitchen. My experience with Cutco knives has been very positive. I've used the serrated ones now for about 18 years. The best knife ever? Maybe not but then again I don't drive a Rolls. Cut a sandwich, I use the Cutco. Chop an onion, I make short work of it with a serrated blade. Cube meat for stew, again Cutco to the rescue. As I've gotten older my knife use has gone more from plain edge to serrated.

I do understand some like their fine German and Japanese knives. Something special about that. For me, Cutco knives are a means to an end, that is, to prepare food in a home kitchen. It does that quite well.
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