I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking and creating culinary dishes. Although, I am not professional, I find “kitchen time” to be my de-stressing retreat.
At the same time, I am quite particular about the knifes that I use. They have to be up to par – as there is nothing worse than cooking with blunt or inappropriate knives. And you can trust me, the right knives make cooking so much more pleasurable !
Good Brands = Great Kitchen Knives
After much reading about the Chef knife, It did take me a while to find a few good brands – which, in my personal opinion work exceptionally well. My favorite is the Victorinox Fibrox. I love how versatile this knife is, with the ability to chop, mince, dice and carve. You don’t have to spend much on buying a collection of different knifes as this definitely does the job for most culinary requirements.
If you are willing to splurge a bit more, then the pricey – yet amazing Messermeister Elite chef knife range is true to its name ! The good thing about it, is that its available in different sizes and types to suit your needs. I prefer the Messermeister Olive knife, it has a wooden handle which I feel offers a good grip. Again – this knife is versatile, sharp, and can cut through meat like butter !
The Brooklyn Copper Fan Shaped Knife set is an attractive looking piece that can be displayed on your kitchen counter for an aesthetic appeal. I like the fact that it has an anti-bacterial ceramic coating. There are 5 different knives, and quite economical in price. So definitely value for money.
You Can’t Go Wrong With Jamie Oliver Knives
I must admit, I absolutely love Jamie Oliver… and his cooking. Well, before I start drooling, the Jamie Oliver knife block set is a must. A tad pricey, however the old-fashioned wooden block has 6 knives which basically has everything you need. A pairing knife, bread knife, santoku knife, utility knife, chefs knife and carving knife. Quite a compact set which caters for every kitchen need. I highly recommend the Jamie Oliver range.
Take Your First Step !
Remember – these knives are razor sharp so practice caution. Other than that – once you invest some good kitchen knives, you will instantly transform into a professional chef – I can vouch. Happy knife shopping !