Kitchen experts recommend that you should have at least 4 types of knives in your kitchen. These include a paring knife/vegetable knife, chef knives, multipurpose knife and a bread knife. These four are the most used in the kitchen. However, you can also add a filleting, boning, santoku and calving knife to your collection. When choosing a set of kitchen knife, it’s important to consider factors such as comfort during use and durability. The comfort of using a knife is mostly affected by its weight. A light knife is good if you want to achieve precision and speed. However, a heavy knife can be better for solid foods such as nuts. It therefore depends on the use of the knife.
Below are a few kitchen knife set reviews.
1. Victorinox knife block
This set is made by the manufacturers of Swiss Army Knife. They are well known for making very high quality knives. The award winning kitchen knife set contains 6 high quality knives that have stainless steel blades. This entails a sausage and tomato knife, pizza and teak knife, a handy peeler and three paring knives. All the knives are color coded thus you can easily distinguish them. If you are a fan of lightweight knives this is the right set for you.
2. Robert Welch Signature kitchen Knife Set
This set has a range of 6 high quality knives. This award winning kitchen knife set contains knives that are designed with a lot of attention to detail. This is well portrayed by their tactile handles. Its contains a carving, cook’s knife, bread knife, vegetable and serrated knife. It also comes with a ceramic wheel sharpener plus magnetic locators that aid in drawing knife towards the block. This ensures protection of the edge from damage when you are inserting the knife or pulling it out.
3. Anolon Nouvelle kitchen Knife Block
These are manufactured from German steel. They include a chef knife, paring knife, bread knife, utility knife and slicer. They are all put in a classy wooden knife block. The knives have weighted caps thus making them well balanced and easy to use. Their rounded handles also make them easy to hold.
Many people are fooled by nice and shiny looking object. Especially knives. I remember buying my first colourful set of knives, thinking they would look great on my kitchen counter. That was my biggest mistake. The knives that I bought lasted only for five months before getting so dull that it couldn’t even slice through carrots. However, this torture only lasted till I found out about the Mercer Culinary german knives.
A Sleek Look to German Knives
This time around I actually tested out the knives before trying and they were razor sharp. I’ve been using them for over two years now and they’re still sharp. I occasionally sharpen them at a local knife sharpening company to keep them in great condition. The knives doesn’t feel too heavy or lightweight at all. I think the full bolster it has makes it a well-balanced knife. (More: Know your knives)
The handles are very comfortable to grip on. I have survived peeling a sack of potatoes with their paring knife without feeling much wrist tension. Not to mention, I also get many compliments about the tempered glass block which is very is to clean and fix back. I am very happy to have found this set and I hope you give it a try.