Cutting a green capsicum with a kitchen knife.
Product review

Kitchen knives

We last tested kitchen knives in 2013. There are no updates planned.

June 2013

Scanpan

Spectrum Cook’s Knife

Price
From a March 2013 price survey.
Score
45

This knife has OK handling ... but just OK initial sharpness and extremely poor edge durability.

Test results

  • 59
    Handling
  • 49
    Initial sharpness
  • 0
    Edge durability

Good points

  • OK handling.
  • Good price.

Bad points

  • Just OK initial sharpness.
  • Extremely poor edge durability.

Model

  • Price guide

    $18

  • Origin

    China

Specifications

  • Size (cm)

    18

  • Weight (g)

    121

  • Handle

    Rubber

More info

  • Notes

    Knife was blunt when new.

Member reviews

1 Member review

Avoid this knife

Pros

Attractive colour. Handling was OK.

Cons

Edge sharpness poor. Cutting ability very poor. Lost what little sharpness it had very quickly. Soft metal made sharpening almost impossible.
Overall - just a very poor knife. Greatly over priced. The Victorinox would be a vastly better choice.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Doug L.

Used 6 months or more