Tips for Buying Kitchen Knife
I own two food blogs and the ugly truth is my knives were horrible. I mean horrible. When I cut something it just wouldn’t cut so it ended up having to grab a scissors to get it to look good for my recipes on www.thesassyslowcooker and on www.cookinginbliss.com. It got me thinking what would happen if I got knives that actually worked. I contacted Cutco because I heard they were the best.
Well, I am not sure if they are the best but they are the best knives I have ever used. They cut with precision. They feel nice in your hand. They move through the food fluidity. I was blown away by how much time they saved me. These are the things I think you should know when thinking about buying a knife. I believe this is an item to invest in. These Cutco knives are weild to people and I now know why.
If you’re in the market for a new knife but you aren’t really sure what kind of knife you should buy. While you may be tempted to buy whichever one is on sale, there are some important things you should know before making your purchase. A knife isn’t just a knife. They aren’t all the same and it can be a little confusing if you aren’t sure what to look for. Take a look at these 3 important tips for buying kitchen knife and get the best blade you can get for your money.
Tips for Buying Kitchen Knife
1. The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s all about you. Your best friend, sister, father or cousin may have favorite knife that they love. This doesn’t mean that you will feel the same way about it. The knife you choose has to fit you. Pick up different knives, look at the handle, ask yourself how it feels in your hand? Is it too heavy or not heavy enough? Do you feel like you can control the knife or is the blade too long for you? Look for something that feels comfortable in your hand and is easy for you to handle.
2. Full Tang. No, it’s not the drink that the astronauts love, it’s the part of the blade that extends into the handle of the knife. Some don’t extend all the way through the handle. The ones that do are called full tang. This is what you should look for. It makes the knife sturdier, better balanced and it will last a lot longer.
3. There are mainly 2 types of knife blades that you will find. One is German Steel and the other is Japanese Steel. German Steel knives are strong and easy to sharpen. Japanese Steel knives have thinner blades with sharper angles. Again, the preference is yours. Go with something that feels right. If you are needing your knife for precise, delicate cutting such as for sushi making you may want to go with the Japanese Steel, however some people are fine making those same cuts with a German Steel knife. You may even like both and choose to buy one of each.
Knife preference is just that; a preference. It’s so important to find a knife that is made for you or you will end up not using it and looking for another. Knife shopping can be overwhelming when you aren’t sure what exactly you should be looking for, but once you know, it makes the whole process a lot simpler. Use my 3 important tips for buying a new knife and then go out and buy the knife of your dreams!
Cutco Knives Review
I was given the opportunity to try the test the Cutco trimmer which is the smallest of the knives. I can see why it is America’s favorite. It is the best all purpose knife I have every used it slices a tomato as well as hard cheese in seconds. I threw away all my other all purpose knives because Cutco knives come with a lifetime warranty and you can ship them back to be sharpened for free. Yeah!
The next knife I tried was the French chef knife it made power and precision mine with each cut. I loved the knife but my true love will be realized when I met the 7″ Santoku. These knives are very similar. I liked the chefs knives for longer projects and the 7″ Santoku for everything else. I think I like this one best because of how it felt in my hand. It was easier for me to use. The French Chef is my husband’s favorite which I will gladly share if he is willing to cook.
When I asked my friend’s at Cutco what I should look for in a knife this is what they said,”
· High Carbon, stainless steel blade – high carbon allows the knife to hold a sharp edge while stainless steel keeps the knife looking great.
· Comfortable handle with full tang, triple rivet construction (steel extends the full length of the handle) – we recommend holding a knife before you buy. Is the handle comfortable? Does it feel well-balanced?
· A solid guarantee – look for knives that have a good guarantee. Good kitchen knives are an investment, so you’ll want a good servicing guarantee. Cutco, for example, has The Forever Guarantee. We will sharpen and repair Cutco knives for free, forever (there is a nominal shipping fee of $7 or $10 depending on how many knives are serviced). http://www.cutco.com/customer/sharpening.jsp”
I believe that knives should make your life easier. I am not a professional chef but I do enjoy a good meal. Having the tools you need make your job easier and enjoyable. You can follow me on instagram https://instagram.com/realadvicegal or search my hashtag