I am a chef but choosing chef knives has always been a challenge for me. This is because there are a variety of chef knives in the market to choose from. The fact that these knives have different features makes it even harder to make a choice. However, it has always been easy for my friend Lilly who is also a chef. Therefore, I decided to get some tips from her to make my next purchase an easy process.
How To Look For The Best Kitchen Knives
The first thing Lilly advised me to do is to set my budget. This she explained that it narrows down your search to a specific price range. I wanted chef knives under 100. Therefore, this is where I began doing my research. I searched for chef knives under $100 and found a good number. Some of the knives that stood out for me include; Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife set, Chef Essentials 6-piece knife set, Or blue chef knife and Imarku Professional 8 Inch chef’s knife. (More: How to choose a chef’s knife)
Kitchen Knife Buying Tips
The other tip my friend gave me is to always read reviews. This is because reviews help you make an informed decision about the product. Therefore, my next step involved reading reviews on all these knives. I went through each customer’s review in order to find out how each knife workout for each customer. By the time I was done, I knew which knife most customers liked.
Final Reminders Before Purchasing A Kitchen Knife
The last thing Lilly advised me to do is to make sure the knife fits my tastes and preferences in terms of features. Therefore, I ensured the knife was comfortable in my hand, light, made of high-quality material and described as easy to clean.
I bought Wusthof Classic knife set because it had all the features I needed, it was affordable and had very good reviews. The knife set worked out perfectly for me and I am so glad i asked for Lilly’s advise.
Wusthof Classic knives are just that, a classic. They are known among professional chefs as the Cadillac of kitchen knives. That’s right, the best knife of the best knives. They have the right amount of heft, a blade that can’t be beaten, a bolster for excellent balance, and a very comfortable handle. Let us dive into this line of knives a little deeper.
The Wusthof Classic Blade
The blade of a Wusthof Classic knife is forged from a single blade of stainless steel. Immediately out of the box, the blade may be duller than what you may have thought, but expect this with Wusthof knives. Sharpen the knife to your liking and you will be amazed at not only how sharp the knife can get, but also how long the blade stays sharp.
Perfectly Designed Knife
The bolster allows professional chefs and home cooks alike to get a firm grip on the knife with your thumb and index finger in front of the bolster. This grip allows precise chopping, dicing, and slicing. The handle is ergonomically triple-riveted and slip resistant. Most people find this handle extremely comfortable in their hands.