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Top Ten Best Kitchen Knife Sets Reviews 2016

Cooking good food can be made a lot easier by working with good tools. And as most food needs to be cut and chopped at some stage then having a good and sharp set of knives is all important. Of course you need at least one good chefs knife, but you also need a few other knives that come in handy so why not make sure they are good quality so that they perform well and will last you a long time.

A good chefs knife should be about 8 to 10 inches and needs to be sharp. Its also important that good knives maintain the sharp edge well as you don’t want to be constantly resharpening you knives. A good balance from a chefs knife or any knife will also make it comfortable to use.

How To Choose A Kitchen Knife Or Kitchen Knife Set

Buying Kitchen Knives

If spend any amount of time cooking and preparing food in the kitchen, then you need to have a good set of kitchen knives. The amount of effort and time saved with a good set of knives is something that will improve your cooking and help you to focus on the important stuff. The benefit of a good set of kitchen knives is quite long lasting too, as a good set of knives will usually last for decades and so pay for themselves quite easily.

The choice is between a single knife at a time or to by a good knife set all at once. If you are keen on buying a set to save money, you should at least confirm that the set you are going to buy comes from a quality brand, and to read customer reviews to find out if that set works well for other people. The danger with sets is that you may end up with a few knives you rarely use. This isn’t always a bad thing though, as sometimes when you need them you really need them.

But you may decide you want to go for individual quality knives. A good set of quality knives in a nice block looks good, but if you want to get the best quality knives then it may well be expensive. In this case it might be better to buy each quality knife that you need one at a time as you can afford it. That way over time you will end up with a complete set of really top quality knives rather that buying lesser quality to save money. You can also focus on buying the knives that are most likely to be used by you first.

The other option is to mix and match both ideas. Start out by buying a top quality knife set that provides exactly what you need but nothing more. Then over time add more top quality knives to that that you are also likely to use. This way you get the best of both worlds without having to compromise on the quality to save money.

If you don’t know too much about knives, it’s a good idea to get an understanding of the jargon and terms involved when it comes to kitchen knives. Although knives seem like a very simple product, there are many things that go into determining the quality of a good knife. The blade is of course where the action is and the part of the knife we think of first. The cutting edge is the business end of the knife. The spine is the back of the knife, and the point, well that is the point. The part of the blade that attaches to the handle is known as the tang. Full tang is a tang that runs all the way down the handle. This type of tang is usually better as it is stronger.

Knives can be constructed in a number of ways. They are usually made from stainless steel. The blade is usually either forged from on piece of steel, or stamped from steel then sharpen. Forged is usually preferred in quality knives, although you can still get good quality stamped knives. Forged knives do tend to be more heavy duty and hold their sharpness a lot longer. But of course they also tend to be more expensive so this is worth bearing in mind if price is a factor in your buying choice. The better quality the knife and the more highly regarded the manufacturer the more you should expect to pay for your knife.

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Best Kitchen Knives 2016

Best Kitchen Knives

Mercer Cutlery Genesis 8 inch Forged Chefs Knife

If you are looking for a good kitchen knife or a really good set of knives for your kitchen it can be hard to decide. Unless you have been professionally trained, many of us dont even know which knife is best to use for which job. Thats why a lot of us tend to have one good all purpose knife that we rely on for most things, and thats even if we have a big set of quality, or at least what we think in quality knives in our kitchen.

So lets take a look at some of the different knives that can be used for different situations and food in the kitchen and try and find the knives that best suit those needs.

The knife shown here is the Mercer Cutlery Genesis 8″ Forged Chef’s Knife, which is a great all purpose Chefs knife that is good to use for many different jobs in the kitchen. This is a good hard wearing knife with a handle that wont slip easily making it safe and comfortable for beginners and experts alike.

These knives are so good and forged from one piece of steel for extra quality. You will find that they maintain their sharpness for a long time and are nicely balance so making them a delight to use for most jobs in the kitchen. This is a great knife for beginners as its long lasting and will take a lot of abuse, and also comes at a reasonable price.

Great points of the Mercer Cutlery Genesis 8″ Forged Chef’s Knife are:

  • Forged from one piece of steel for extra durability
  • Nice non slip handle makes this a secure and comfortable knife to use
  • Reasonably priced for beginners and students
  • Easy to handle and stays shard for a long time
  • Can take a lot of punishment so good for beginners

Best Chefs Knives Review

Wusthof Classic Chef’s Knife

Wusthof Classic Chefs Knife

The Chefs knife is the one that you tend to reach for in the kitchen most of the time. And in a busy commercial kitchen it is the one that the professionals tend to use most of the time. You will find that they can be used for all but the most specialist of jobs and even in those case can often stand in when the special knife for th ejob isnt available. This is why its always worth spending a little bit more on the chefs knife as it will be called on and then can be relied on a lot more and can take a lot more abuse. Look for good quality forged knives that are designed to take a lot of use and abuse.

The knife shown above is the Wusthof Classic Chef’s Knife. This heavy 8 inch knife is a designed to be sharp and also feel balanced and comfortable in your hand. This is a knife thats very easy to hold in your hard, with great durability and an ability to stay sharp for a long time. Sometimes people are worried that such a quality and sharp knife will be dangerous. But actually the opposite is true, because a sharp knife is less likely to slip and that true of all knives and why it is always good to keep your knives sharpened and sharpen them on a regular basis.

The great points about the Wusthof Chefs Knife are:

  • Durable and heavy 8 inch blade lets the knife take the strain
  • Forged from a single piece of steel for strength
  • Designed to be soft enough to be sharpened easily when needed
  • Confortable to grip handle
  • Triple riveted full tang
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