I've purchased a few of Paderno's products already and have been satisfied with their Pots for Eternity line. However, after receiving this product and thoroughly cleaning it, I noticed that while I was slicing through butter with one of the knives that came with this set it left a bunch of black residue on the butter, thats right. EVERY SINGLE knife that came with the package is full of black dirt/rock that is stuck in between the little teeth on the blades of the knives, now I've tried to thoroughly clean this and even with my most abrasive, effective cleaner(Orange TKO) my best result was a lot of scraped skin on my fingers and still a ton of black on the knives.
I wouldn't recommend this set to anyone because in my opinion the knives are unusable and are possibly a potential health hazard, in no way am I going to be eating any food that has made contact with these knives.
The rest of the product was fine however there is an engraved inscription on every utensil that says Paderno Stainless Steel 18/10. Some, not all of these inscriptions, were also filled with the black dirt however those inscriptions aren't anywhere near the parts of the utensils that make actual food contact so that is fine, although little sickening that they don't thoroughly clean the products before sending them for sale.