Recognizable for its simple logo, Zwilling J.A. Henckels is as equally as recognizable for its quality. With roots tracing all the way back to 1731, the brand was first established by Peter Henckels in his hometown of Solingen, Germany—the steel capital of the world.
First specializing in knives, that’s still where the majority of the brand’s knives are made today, although it has since branched out to include a collection of well-known brands that expand its product selection from knives into electrics, storage, and more.
Throughout its history, Zwilling J.A. Henckels has won numerous awards, including top prizes in competitions in London, Paris, Chicago, and many others.
Fast forward to 1970, and the brand was officially passed on to parent company, Wilh. Werhahn KG, who continued to deliver on the brand’s sterling reputation for quality and function.
Before we get into some enticing details of the brand’s collections, this Zwilling J.A. Henckels review will shine some light on its pros and cons.
- Broad product selection, from cutlery to electrics, tools, and storage
- Offers six brands in total—German, Japanese, etc.
- Sale & Clearance section
- Available in a wide variety of stores
- Free standard shipping option
- Ships around the world
- 60-Day return period
- Lifetime & limited warranties
- Expensive expedited shipping options
If you love variety, Zwilling is a one-stop shop for everything kitchen-oriented. Offering tools for experts and novices, in its collection you’ll find varying designs, quality, and features for its cookware to suit specific needs—like ergonomic handles versus smooth, or preferences in materials for its pans, like cast iron over ceramic.
In the next section of this Zwilling J.A. Henckels review, we’ll walk you through a selection of the brand’s knives, cookware, electrics, and accessories.