Investing on my chef knife

I have been cooking for a few years now. I love to make meals from scratch and I’ve learned over the years that having high quality tools makes a difference.

One of the things I make often is stew. I often use potatoes, carrots, and beef or chicken and have to cut them up pretty finely. Also, since last year, I have been prepping my meals for the week so I need to be able to cut down on my prep time.

Using basic and cheap knives for these tasks doesn’t work for me. When you use a dull knife, it makes prepping more time-consuming than it needs to be.

I decided to invest in the best chef knife under 100. I debated it for a while. I wasn’t sure if it fit my budget but since I cook regularly, it seemed like a smart investment and I was correct. It is a bit pricey but it’s worth it in the end.

When you use a dull knife,
it makes prepping more time-consuming than it needs to be..

I had never used one before and I could see the difference right away. From one glance it looked much better than any knife I’d ever used. The feel of it seemed superior to anything I had owned.

It cut through even the toughest potato like it was pudding. When I cut vegetables like onions or lettuce, it cuts them precisely. When I cut my meats, I don’t have to force the knife through the meat. It glides right through. I can move more efficiently as I cook.

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Having a knife like this makes me feel like I’ve been going about cooking the wrong way for so long. It makes the process go so much faster.

I also notice that chef knives don’t rust like their cheaper counterparts. Although they will eventually have to be sharpened, I’m satisfied with it overall. I would recommend it to someone else.

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A Great Classic Knife Set On Sale

This kitchen set is designed to the aid the people who only want the most important knives in their kitchen. If you wanna know what I’m talking about, it is the Wusthof Classic 8-Piece Knife Set with Block. I was on amazon and was impressed to see this knife set on sale there.

What You Get With This Set

The 8 pieces of knives that come in this set is the 8″ Cooks knife which is great for chopping. A 3-1/2-inch paring knife that is great for peeling fruits and vegetables. A 4.5″ utility knife, 8″ bread knife, 6″ sandwich knife and kitchen shears. Then there’s the 9” sharpening steel and an oak block that has a total of 17 slots. Take note that the sandwich knife can also be used as a carving knife.

Features That You Will Love

I have only read amazing reviews about this set. Due to the high-carbon steel and stain-resistant alloy, the blade gives a perfect balance to the user. It has also gone through many steps to get this perfect. From being honed by hand to continuous tapering and grinding by computers. This is why the edge is dangerously sharp and you don’t need much effort in making the knives do their job.

If you didn’t know, Wusthof’s Classic knives will last you longer than you can imagine. However, you must occasionally sharpen them to maintain their performance. Always dry them after washing the knives and never put them through the dishwasher.

The Price

Wusthof Classic 8-Piece Knife Set is quite pricey but you must know that by purchasing this knife set, you get a lifetime’s warranty. You will never waste your money in buying new knives again and with this set, you basically have the best professional set of knives in your kitchen.
At the end of the day, it’s all about the quality and I personally feel Wusthof is the best at make high-carbon stainless steel knives.

Knife Set Knives : Pairing Knife

The Paring Knife

Did you know that paring knives existed since the medieval times? Paring knives were used to cut, skin, scrape and gouge anything. Nowadays, a kitchen is not complete without at least a good paring knife as it is important to cut vegetables, precise peeling and cutting, coring out fruits such as Melons. The one important feature is that a paring knife is usually 4 inches long. Any longer than that and you will get a utility knife. I got mine from this knife set

Styles of Paring Knives

There are many styles to a paring knife but two famous ones are the Hawksbill style and the Finnish Pukku. Now, the Hawksbill style is the most popular. They are used for coring and peeling fruits and vegetables. If you like eating grapefruit, lemons and oranges, this is the best knife for slicing them.

The Finnish Pukku is a small but powerful knife. They are by the northern community for almost everything. From slicing vegetables to cutting seal fat. This knife has a unique handle that are comfortable to hold on too even when your hands are wet. It has been also known to slice through chicken bones effortlessly. If you want a multipurpose paring knife, a Pukku is what you need.