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Offline Eric

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The best kitchen knives (chef's knife & paring knife)
« on: December 24, 2016, 06:59:53 AM »


Great knives are important, especially when you deal with a lot of meats, vegetables, and fruits (i.e. REAL food!).

Currently I'm using this great Victorinox 8 inch Chef's knife.  It's the top rated and best selling chef's knife on Amazon for a reason.  The price is right, at under $35 which I like.  It's VERY sharp and cuts precisely.  Would also make a great gift for a loved one or friend who knows how to cook without a microwave :)

If your budget is a little higher, I'd recommend this Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook's Knife.  There are folks who've used theirs for 20-30 years, so this may be cheaper in the long run.  Amazing reviews as well, and a top seller.

What are your favorite knives?
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Offline Warren Dew

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Re: The best kitchen knives (chef's knife & paring knife)
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 10:31:44 AM »
I have a full set of Wusthof Culinar knives - 6, 8 and 10 inch chef's knives, 8 and 10 inch slicers, meat fork, boning knife, paring knife, "sandwich" knife, utility knife, bread knife (never used), tomato knife (rarely used), diamond sharpener, steel, and 12 steak knives (used a lot).  I absolutely love them.  They are expensive, but I've been using them for about a decade; they replaced my Wusthof Classics which I had used for a couple of decades before.

More on the chef's knives here:

https://www.amazon.com/Wusthof-Culinar-Chefs-Knife-4589/dp/B0000DDW5T/ref=cm_cr_dp_asin_lnk


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Re: The best kitchen knives (chef's knife & paring knife)
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 04:20:15 AM »
Warren, now you're tempting me to try out a Wusthof!

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Re: The best kitchen knives (chef's knife & paring knife)
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 01:52:15 PM »
I have that exact knife as well as a few smaller Victorinox as well as few boning knives. Can't beat 'em as far as value is concerned!



Great knives are important, especially when you deal with a lot of meats, vegetables, and fruits (i.e. REAL food!).

Currently I'm using this great Victorinox 8 inch Chef's knife.  It's the top rated and best selling chef's knife on Amazon for a reason.  The price is right, at under $35 which I like.  It's VERY sharp and cuts precisely.  Would also make a great gift for a loved one or friend who knows how to cook without a microwave :)

If your budget is a little higher, I'd recommend this Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook's Knife.  There are folks who've used theirs for 20-30 years, so this may be cheaper in the long run.  Amazing reviews as well, and a top seller.

What are your favorite knives?