Confusion can reign in the kitchen when you’re never quite sure where that old cutting knife your Aunty Nora gave you ten years ago is. Either that or the knives you can find are loosening their grip on reality, health and safety thereby risking a disaster in the making. Knives are a vital tool any serious cook should have in his or her cooking utensil kit. Without a good quality set of knives you risk injury to yourself as well as a lower standard of food and even hygiene when it comes to creating a perfect dish for friends, family or business associates.
So what should one think about before buying new kitchen knives? The first point to consider is how many knives you want and for what types of food you want the knife to be used in conjunction with. A single chef’s knife is relatively wide ranging in scope and can cut through most meats and vegetables. However, this knife will not be so effective when it comes to breads, cakes, fruits and the various amount of cutting styles related to peeling, shaving, mincing and dicing.
If you are someone who likes to prepare and cook food on a regular basis for family and guests, then the safest and most cost effective choice is to buy a set of knives, each designed with a different style of cutting in mind. Chicago Cutlery for example produce a varied array of sets including the Fusion 18-piece kitchen knife set with maple block which has received rave reviews from previous buyers. A set like this includes the mandatory chef’s knife as well as a peeler, bread knife, slicer, parer, steak knife and, amongst other things, an extremely helpful and beneficial sharpening tool to keep your knives sharp.
Made from high-carbon stainless steel, these food preparation utensils are some of the sharpest and best made knives on the market and Chicago Cutlery reviews have certainly pointed to the benefits of these qualities. The sets also come with an attractive wooden block which when positioned in a kitchen interior adds aesthetic charm and decorative elegance to the setting. No need to hide your ugly old knives away in a draw any more, for the handles on these knives are a quality asset in themselves which have been specially made for added comfort and grip.