We all love cooking; at least I know I do. Even if you don’t love cooking, I am very sure you do love food.
I mean, who doesn’t, right? For those of us who love cooking, you will agree with me that there is nothing more annoying than a dysfunctional knife, right?
Be it blunt, worn out or the wrong type of knife, the fact still remains, it is a major buzz kill. But don’t worry, I got you covered. If you have any of these three knives which I believe are the best knives, your cooking experience will be as smooth as butter.
When I am all clad in my white apron and a toque Blanche, the only thing left for me to feel like a super professional chef is a chef’s knife. You know, large, long, pointed at the edge, the type of knife you wouldn’t let an eight-year-old near.
The beauty of it is that it is an all purpose knife. I can use it to cut meat, vegetables, large fruits, you name it. I also get to feel like a pro while doing it.
We all have a bread knife. It is the only knife the kids are allowed to touch when they are carelessly spreading butter on their bread before they have breakfast and rush to school.
You can’t really do much with it other than cutting bread, cakes and maybe butter. However, this is on kitchen knife you wouldn’t want to miss. It always comes in handy when you least expect it.
Fruit Knife (Paring knife)
When I need to unwind and watch a program or two while eating a mango, orange or an apple, this is my go-to knife. It is small and easy to handle.
It is the kind of knife you can walk around with without looking dangerous because, even though it is sharp and somehow pointed, it is nothing but a small, harmless fruit knife. It is perfect when dealing with small kitchen ingredients.
How Do You Choose Kitchen Knives?
We are fans of all types of tactical blades and practical knives. But, the knife you’d use the most are the ones in the kitchen. So here are three quick tips on how to pick out an excellent knife set.
Unlike the old days, you have plenty of options of cooking knives set to choose from. You even have the choice of getting them online. No matter how you choose to get your knives, it is better reading some knife set reviews before you get them.
Unless your knife comes with a money back guarantee, you’re stuck with your purchase. It makes so much sense for you to do some homework before you buy something. If you don’t know anyone who own a similar knife set, all you have to work with is what people say about it online.
Anyway, these are the three most important criteria to look for in a good knife set
- Type Of Knives
If you’re an avid chef, you’ll be better off buying forged knives. Forged knives have hardier and more durable blades due to their high carbon content. Since they are forged, these knives will certainly have a bolster that will prevent accidents in the kitchen.
- Number Of Pieces
A 14-piece set with steak knives and scissors are ideal if you want a complete set. But, if you have a restricted budget, a three piece knife set would also be enough for the regular home chef. All a cook really needs is a Chef’s knife, a paring knife and a utility knife.
Many people fail to realise that you can still get a durable knife set at a wallet friendly price. Try to look for a knife set with a lifetime warranty that way you’ll know that you’re set for life. I have tried knives from Cuisinart that come at an insanely low price but offer exceptionally good quality. Have a look at the set here.
Try shopping around for the best bargain and only buy what you really need. Some knives are really worth their high price tags but others get away being overpriced just because they are made by big and well recognized brands. So do your research before you get the right set.