Have you ever wondered which knives will suit your culinary needs? I bet you also wonder why are there so many knives being sold in the market? Is there a knife set for my budget? I have asked all of those questions to every sales person I met whenever I went out to go shopping. Which one among these best kitchen knives is durable?
The Regular Knife Shopper
Basically a shopper will instantly see those big blocks with knives inserted on. Looking at their price a the market they range from 250 dollars up to 350 dollars, including 8 to 12 knives with kitchen shears and peelers, for someone who is just starting a family this knives cost a hell lot. Is it really necessary to buy these many knives? Have you ever seen someone from your household use all those knives all at once? Lastly do they have different purposes? Yes they do, but the common purpose of a knife is to cut and slice our food items for cooking.
What Real Chef’s Need In The Kitchen
There are only 6 pieces of knives you’ll need to have as your basic knife set, basic in a sense that they are commonly used on our day to day life. you have invest on one good chef’s knife, 8 to 10 inches in blade length for optimal performance, Paring knife, 3 to 4 inches, Serrated knife, I prefer the one who has smaller and finer teeth on its blade, Santoku knife, I personally prefer this knife for its ease of use when cutting fruits and vegetables, Cleaver, for cutting bones and hard items to smaller pieces. The addition of kitchen shears is optional because you can use regular pair of scissors as well as a peeler which paring knife could do the job just as well.
Where Do You Get Your Kitchen Knives ?
You can always check your local stores for knife sets that only contain these knives; it will be much cheaper and much more practical and will only cost you below 100 dollars. I recommend brands such as Victorinox, Cuisinart, Ginsu, Chicago cutlery and Kitchen Aid but if you wanted to be fancy you can customize your own knife set on your personal liking, different brands for each of those knives mentioned above, anything that suits you and your need. It will be you who’ll be using these knives anyway.