Best Chef Knife

best chef knifeAside from cars, my brother loves to cook. This year, I thought I might surprise him with a new Chef Knife for his birthday. Little did I know there were many well-known brands out there.

Kitchen Knife Brands

For example, Wusthof, Global and even Shun. Honestly, as a person who does not cook that much I was confuse. Thankfully there were a lot of knife reviews online to guide me.

Excellent Chef Knives

Even though my brother does not care for the look of the knife, I do. Out of all the chef knives suggested, two of them stood out the most to me.

1. Victorinox 8 Inch Swiss Classic Chef’s Knife
2. J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife

Aesthetics Of These Kitchen Knives

Compared to the artistic and exclusive Japanese knives, the looks of these knives may be a bit dull but the J.A. Henckels International Chef’s Knife looks much nicer than the Victorinox as the handle is attached to the blade. Not only that, I feel that it’s great for sanitary purposes but looks does not necessarily matter in this case.

The handle of the Victorinox might look cheap since it’s made of rubber but it’s slip resistant and makes the knife feel more lighter in your hands compared to the full-tang triple-rivet handle on the J.A. Henckels. It’s much easier to grip and use, especially if you’re old. The J.A. Henckels handle is much more heavier but it is just right to give a balance feeling to the user.

Functionality of These Chef Knives

Both chef’s knives are great for bigger tasks such as slicing through meat and for smaller tasks such as mincing and dicing vegetables. The 8-inch blade is usually a great asset to anyone’s kitchen as it is a multipurpose knife but I think it’s the material of the blade is what really counts. Now, the Victorinox’s blade is made out of Stainless Steel while the J.A. Henckels is made out High-carbon German Stainless Steel. Even though the J.A. Henckels blade is much more stronger, you have to ensure that you wipe it after washing as it tends to rust if you don’t.

Th J.A. Henckels blade is much more curvier than the Victorinox. I feel that it is easier for the user to use the rock-chopping motion for herbs and small vegetables. However if you’re a beginner and you’re looking for something much more easier to use, I would recommend getting the Victorinox.

Lifetime Warranty For Both Knives

Lastly, the best part about both of these chef’s knife is that it comes with a lifetime warranty so you do not need to worry about the knife chipping or anything.

My Pick

In the end, I bought the J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife as my brother’s gift because of it’s durability and I think that my brother would really appreciate as well as maintain the condition of the knife.

 Why Shun DM0706 Classic 8-Inch Chef's Knife?

chef knife shun

Now, this chef knife was recommended to me by a friend. She raved on about the look, how smoothly it cuts through and the unique handle of the knife.

Combination Blade = Better Knife Blade

 

As to my curiosity, I purchased it off Amazon. It’s blade is made up of Damascus steel which is a combination of VG10 Steel and SUS410 High Carbon Steel that makes corrosion harder.

This also reduces friction when cutting meat especially. This knife has made me cut effortlessly through large chunks of meat.

Lovely Pakkawood Handle On My Shun

 

A bonus point, I have to say is that it’s handle is very unique as it is made up of PakkaWood and it also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Why Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook's Knife?

First of all, Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook’s Knife has a lifetime warranty so no matter how hard you use this Chef knife, you dont need to worry about breaking it. Mine has lasted for 10 years.

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Chef Knife Performance

This knife feels and performs better than any other knife I’ve used. Even after countless times of going through the dishwasher, I am still amaze that nothing has happened to the blade. Still not convinced that Wusthof is the best knife? Well, it’s blade is 1/2 inch wider than most knives sold out there. This makes it easier to chop large vegetables and meat.

Just Look At This Chef Knife

Moreover, the design of Wusthof Cook’s knife is very pleasant to look at.

kitchen knife set

After 3 years of working as a waitress in a fast-food chain, I have finally saved enough money to pursue something that has been close to my heart. My passion has always been in preparing different meals and desserts for different occasions. I can still remember how this dream started. A group of my father’s friends came over for dinner and told me that they’d definitely hire me to cook dishes for their parties. I often volunteered to cook for small gatherings for free until I started getting calls to professionally cater to special events during my spare time.

Cooking Business

Now that I am starting a catering business, I make sure that I don’t waste time and maximize all the resources I can get. Being in this industry demands efficiency, which can be achieved with proper meal preparation. As a starter, it is vital to have an idea on which best kitchen knives set for the money. I prefer to get a cutlery set with a lot of knife pieces because I would normally be doing specialized preparation for my menu. I always go for a forged and high carbon no-stain knife for durability and rust prevention. It may cost a little more than the others, but the quality would definitely serve its purpose.

Another point to check is the knife’s tang. I would choose one with a full tang because it would mean a solid connection with the blade and the handle. This gives me a sense of security because there would be no forcing required, therefore, accidents can be prevented. Of course, the knives should be sharp and balanced for easy maneuvering especially during peak season. And lastly, I make sure to have a feel of the grip on each one so I know that I can work effectively. Once I find the good one to buy, my next purchase would be my very own catering dish sets.