How to Choose the Best Chefs Knives

5 Feb
How to Choose the Best Chefs Knives

How to Choose the Best Chefs Knives

Having the right tool for the job is crucial. It can mean the difference between success and failure, fun and irritation. This is definitely true in the kitchen. Professional chefs will tell you, probably the most important piece of equipment they use every day is their knife. A good knife can make prep time much faster, lower the chances of cutting yourself, and make the overall experience of preparing a meal much more fun. The best chefs knives out there are not only for chefs. They are also for those of us who cook often, either to feed our families or as a hobby. Here’s what to look for when deciding on a set to purchase.

How to Choose the Best Chefs Knives

How to Choose the Best Chefs Knives

1) Make sure whatever knife or set of knives you purchase has a lifetime warranty. This is standard throughout the cutlery world for quality knives. If a manufacturer is not willing to cover its product with a lifetime warranty, the knives are no good and will not last.

2) How long has the company been in business? The longer the better. Experience in knife making counts for a lot. Also, check out customer reports about the knife you are thinking about purchasing. There is no better way to get a feel for the quality of something than to hear opinions from people who already own it.

3) Ergonomically designed handle. Of course, the blade of a knife is important. But what is maybe even more important is the handle. The best chefs knives will contain ergonomically designed handles that are easy to grip, well-balanced, and non-slip. Read the companies feature details as it pertains to the handle.

How to Choose the Best Chefs Knives

How to Choose the Best Chefs Knives

4) Polypropylene. The knife handles should be covered with polypropylene which will make them less prone to holding germs, rust-resistant and better looking over a long period of time.

5) The knives should be forged, not stamped. And they should be forged from a high caliber stainless steel.

6) They should contain a full tang. In other words, the blade should be one solid piece that runs from the tip to the back of the handle. This ensures strength and durability.

The best chefs knives are, to a point, a matter of opinion. However, if you make sure that your next knife set has the features listed above, you will be fine.

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