What Are The Top 10 French Cutlery Brands?
We use it every day and usually multiple times a day, but have you ever wondered who the leading French cutlery brands are? And if you are wondering, yes, there is a difference in brands. Those differences can be in quality, appearance, and many other cutlery characteristics and traits.
The 10 French cutlery brands below are listed in no particular order. Those brands include, Jean Dubost (Laguiole), Arne Jacobsen, BergHOFF Ralph Kramer, Degrenne (L’E by Starck French), Snowe, French Leaf, Cutipol, Zwilling, Mepra, and Emerge. These leading brands each have unique qualities, traits, and benefits.
Here is a look at those brands, along with what makes them stand out and perhaps a couple of things you might like to know about their cutlery.
1. Jean Dubost
The Jean Dubost cutlery brand is recognized for its quality and is known for its craftsmanship. That is in large part the result of using some of the finest materials in the world to construct their cutlery. The Jean Dubost Laguiole cutlery line uses materials like juniper wood and real horn, among others, in its range of cookwares for professional to amateur cooks.
Originally begun as a small company manufacturing knives exclusively with the idea of becoming a supplier for professional cooks and kitchens, much has changed since then. Now, Laguiole cutlery is made for every kitchen and every home. And it is used by professional and amateur cooks everywhere.
The Jean Dubost Laguiole line now also has a range of colors and designs well. And the Jean Dubost brand is still a benchmark for quality in the industry.
2. Crate&Barrel (Emerge)
The Crate&Barrel Emerge French cutlery brand is recognized for its slim and slender design, while maintaining a solid and strong feel. These contemporary looks, along with the quality of the Crate&Barrel Emerge cutlery brand, are also what have helped it to become a leading cutlery supplier.
Founded in 1962, the Crate&Barrel brand has always been founded on the principles of quality. That is also why customers can rely on getting only the highest quality and most durable 18/10 stainless steel constructed cutlery. The craftsmen then forge these utensils to create cutlery that is made to stand the test of time.
Crate&Barrel isn’t a new kid on the block in terms of cutlery, but they are and continue to be one of the leading French cutlery brands. Defined by their slender and smart-looking utensils and made with the highest quality materials, customers can’t go wrong with Crate&Barrel and another one of the leading French cutlery brands.
3. BergHOFF Ralph Kramer
The calling card for the BergHOFF Ralph Kramer cutlery line is durability, accompanied by a sleek and modern style. Behind that durability is the BergHOFF Ralph Kramer stainless steel construction, and of course, a touch of style.
From its humble beginnings as a European-based company, the BergHOFF brand can now be found in more than 60 countries. The BergHOFF Ralph Kramer cutlery line is also no stranger to accolades and awards for its functionality and aesthetics.
Easy to clean, made to last, and always a polished and finished set of cutlery is what BergHOFF Ralph Kramer customers can count on. And it is those qualities that have made BergHOFF an award-winning brand.
4. Degrenne (L’E by Starck French)
Two words can be used to describe the Degrenne L’E by Starck French cutlery brand, refined and contemporary. The designer-looking cutlery is both sophisticated in appearance and surprisingly durable, so don’t let the elegant looks fool you.
That strength is harnessed by a high-quality 18/8 stainless steel construction. Founded in 1948, as Guy Degrenne, the Degrenne brand has been no stranger to success. Today the Degrenne brand and its L’E Starck French cutlery are continuing its proud tradition of success.
The company’s refined and contemporary cutlery looks today are the result of the Degrenne L’E by Starck French response to consumer consumption reports. The result has been both a more elegant and a more practical cutlery line.
Classic, definitive, and sturdy table utensils are how people commonly describe the Snowe cutlery brand. This stainless steel cutlery is also versatile in its appearance as it comes in a few different looks and finishes.
Those looks include brushed gold, stainless, and black satin finishes. The Snowe cutlery brand also uses 18/10 stainless steel construction for its cutlery sets. The Snowe French Cutlery sets are also made to last for ten years, so durability is not a problem.
Started in 2013, many people connect the Snowe brand name with home furnishings and other goods. While they wouldn’t be wrong, those who have discovered the Snowe Cutlery line are not disappointed as evidenced by the success of this popular cutlery line.
6. Carrs (French Leaf)
Elegance combined with borderline-oversized utensils is a hallmark of the Carrs French Leaf French cutlery brand. That combination of elegant looks and generous size have consumers reporting positively about the ease of use, the comfort of the cutlery, and of course, its aesthetics.
Founded in 2015, and as the cutlery line of Carrs, French Leaf cutlery has quickly found a niche in the market. Easily distinguished and recognized for its 925 sterling silver quality, this is truly the bold and the beautiful.
Crafted by Carrs’ silversmiths, every piece of this leading cutlery brand is perfectly crafted to meet the Carr French Leaf cutlery standard. And don’t worry, this cutlery is also good for daily use, and it is dishwasher safe, so it really is durable too.
No stranger to the world of cutlery, Cutipol is reputed for the quality and beautiful design of their French Cutlery line. That quality and beauty are also something that has been passed on through each generation of the Cutipol brand.
From their beginning in 1952, the goal was always to continue improving. And today, using only the highest quality materials and creative design, they have done just that. This is also why Cutipol is synonymous with French cutlery and is a leading cutlery brand.
While Cutipol cutlery is dishwasher safe, they do advise against using any harsh cleaners, especially when cleaning their knives. That will also ensure the longest possible life for the utensils of this leading cutlery brand.
8. J.A. Henckels (Zwilling)
Highly regarded for their craftsmanship, and admired for their longevity, the J.A. Henckels Zwilling French Cutlery brand is a recognized and respected cutlery manufacturer. That fine craftsmanship can be seen from the simple engraving on the cutlery handles to the simple design of the pieces.
Since 2005 the J.A. Henckels Zwilling French Cutlery brand has been providing consumers with not only beautiful but also highly functional cutlery sets. And they also use 18/10 stainless steel construction, providing durability and resistance against tarnish and rust.
Beautiful, durable, and practical the J.A. Henckels cutlery set is also dishwasher safe. For more than 15 years now, the J.A. Henckels Zwilling French cutlery set has been finding a place at the table and continues to be a leading cutlery brand.
Defined by their uniqueness and dedication to perfection, the Mepra French cutlery brand has been a leader in world of cutlery for decades. In fact, their beautifully crafted cutlery can be found adorning some of the top restaurants and hotels across the globe.
With their roots dating back to 1947, begun by the Prandelli brothers, this cutlery business was soon going to become a trendsetter and a leader. That was also evidenced early as this French cutlery brand became the first in the area to begin construction cutlery using 18/10 quality stainless steel.Mepra also employs some of the latest technology in cutlery production and design. Although, the heartbeat of the Mepra French cutlery brand is in the hands of the artisans and craftsmen who create this leading cutlery for the Mepra.
That is also why Mepra is continuously looking to innovate and improve, combining the power of technology with the talents of cutlery artists. Mepra French cutlery comes in a few options for finishes. These include ice, peltro, and mirror polished. Customers can also choose from a range of colors, from black and champagne to mirror polished. These kinds of options are also just one more reason why Mepra remains a leading French cutlery brand.
10. Arne Jacobsen
Noted and easily recognizable by its design and looks, the Arne Jacobsen cutlery brand is highly regarded for its quality workmanship and quality cutlery. That quality is also a result of the matt stainless steel used to construct Arne Jacobsen cutlery.
Since their beginning in creating minimalistic cutlery in 1957, that slim, concise, and classic look has become one of the Arne Jacobsen trademarks. The Arne Jacobsen cutlery line looked ahead of its time then and still has a futuristic feel today.
That “feel” is also one of the reasons the Arne Jacobsen brand has found such success, as this cutlery is also known for its ease of use and comfort to hold. Some may remember the Arne Jacobsen big-screen debut in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The futuristic-looking cutlery was featured in the film, which also didn’t do anything to hurt its popularity or sales.
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