I'm looking for a really, really inexpensive knife set, preferably with a block, for my son. He does very little cooking, but I will, from time to time, be cooking at his apartment (lucky guy). I only need a parer, chef's knife and a basic slicer. And maybe a Santoku.
I looked online at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and then Target and found these sets (all come with a block):
Ginsu Prep: 3.5" serrated paring, 5" serrated utility, 5: Santoku and 6" serrated Chef; $30.49 (Target)
Cuisinart Kitchen Pro: 6" chef, 5 1/2" serrated utility, 3 1/2" paring, shears; $19.99 (Bed/Bath/Beyond)
Henckels Int'l Fine Edge Pro: 3" parer, 5" utility, 8" chef's, 7" Santoku, kitchen shears, 9" steel; $64.99 (BBB)
Like I said, he doesn't need anything great, just the basics that he (or I) can use occasionally.
Any thoughts, comments? I'm cooking my first dinner there at the end of October and would like to have everything in place by then. As it is, I'll still have to bring stuff from my own kitchen that he doesn't have and I can leave without missing very much.