Although knives are the most important of everyone’s cutlery, many of us don’t take time to choose the best knife for our kitchens. Many people think of a kitchen knife as a very simple object. In fact, sometimes it seems like there can be no real difference between two knives as long as both of them can cut something. This might be true if you want your kitchen to be a “simple” one. But when you want to add some class and style to your cutlery, then you can start with the most basic object: the knife. Based on my reading at Pcn Chef, here’s what I found out about kitchen knives.
Everyone Needs A Knife Set
To chop like a pro, you need one of the best knives set. In fact, experts recommend that you should have a paring knife (commonly referred to as a vegetable knife), a cook’s knife, a bread knife as well as an all-purpose serrated one. When I went shopping, I made a point of checking that the knife set I chose had these blades. Of course, I couldn’t afford to forget the santoku and filleting knife. I love meat and the filleting knife is my darling.
Battle of the titans: stainless vs. Carbon steel
Stainless steel knives come cheap. However, there is a price you have to pay – they tend to go blunt fast and it takes time to sharpen them for that smooth cutting edge. Carbon steel on the hard is more expensive, keeps its cutting edge for long. The only con is that it tends to rust. Let me let you into a secret: I was lucky enough to get q discount on a ceramic set. The blades in this set are 10 times harder than than carbon steel ones plus they don’t rust.
It All Comes Down To Your Preference
I enjoyed my shopping experience but at the end of the day, I noticed that the beet knife set is one which you actually like. Other than the brand and type of blade, the weight of the blades and design must be factored in. Get a feel of the handle. If its ergonomic then you’ve hit the bullseye.
Kitchen Knife Shopping
I went shopping for a knife online and discovered a lot of interesting things. For example, it had never occurred to me that the weight of a kitchen knife actually matters a lot. I found this lightweight Global Knife 8″ Chef’s Knife weighing about 7.8 ounces and, trust me, using it was so much easier than the knives I have been used to. I had also read some favorable write-ups about the Chef knife from Wusthof but I decided against getting it. Eventually, I ended up getting the Shun Classic knife and decided to buy that too. The Shun Classic is even lighter, at 7.41 ounces, measuring the same 8 inches, but it feels much easier on the hands and much more fun to use.
Wood Kitchen Knife Handles
I have always wooden knife handles, although I actually didn’t know why. The thing is, with a wooden handle you have good grip on the knife. The Shun Classic’s handle is coated with wood and resin, which is good for aesthetics too.
But perhaps one perception we have about wooden handles is that they are a little heavy. The Global Knives 8″ Chef’s Knife is handle is made of stainless steel. Shinny stainless steel not only looks great, but it is also resistant to corrosion.
Tiresome Kitchen Knife Sharpening
Another thing that annoys me in the kitchen is sharpening my knife every day. I like a knife that can maintain its sharpness at least for a few weeks. Global Knives 8″ Chef’s Knife is that kind of knife. The razor blade seems to remain sharp for ages, and does not rust. The Shun Classic is almost just as good too.
The Best Kitchen Knives I Picked
These two kitchen knives are both smooth and effective, although I will give it up to the Global Knives 8″ Chef’s Knife for aesthetics, cause it really looks great among my cutlery.