In addition to PMar's very nice ideas, I had a few other thoughts.
First, there's the sheer intimidation aspect - as you noted, it is a scene which is dramatic, visual, and a real mindgame against their foes. Magic gives impressive results, sure, but the visual of an mob outfitted with knives and cleavers hits the mind at a more visceral level, especially when it also (dramatically) served as reinforcements they weren't expecting. It may have also helped boost their own courage, having the weapon in hand reinforces the idea that they are going out to fight and defend, that all the others are with them and they can see that decision in their hands.
Honestly, blasting off the door may make good tactical sense in this context, as well - it is a loud obvious distraction for those already battling, it may be used as part of the attack (even if not hitting someone with the door), it may demoralize their foes and motivate their allies, because drama does that, it may give them a tactical advantage to use the door, or to not apparate (concentration of effort or rallying point?), or a psychological advantage, in seeing all their fellows charge with them and ready to fight...in which case they might as well go with the boom.
On the other hand (back to weapons), the knives and frypans might well serve as backup weapons or alternate options even if they do choose to use magic during the battle. After all, they have the magic to hand, the cleavers don't negate their inherent capabilities - if they see a place to use it in battle, what is going to stop them? but if there's some circumstance where they need (or want) to use a weapon instead, maybe to be picky about targets, engage multiple foes, or last-ditch self defense... better to have an extra weapon to hand, yeah? So they grab whatever is to hand first, and brandish it coming out because, why not? And then use their magic or weapons however they need to, to win.