Whether you are a stay at home mom who loves to prepare food for her family, a foodie who loves to not just eat but experiment with cooking, or a professional chef who strives to improve his skills, you know that the knife is a very important tool in being a better cook. This 2017, if you are keen on becoming a better chef, here are the best chef knives to buy this year.
First, you need to know that there are many types of knives that are used in the kitchen, depending on the function. To ensure that you are producing the best meal, you need to have the right tool. There’s the clever, the boning knife, the bread knife, and so much more, but the most versatile one is the chef knife. This is the one that is used and daily and can be utilized for slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping.
When choosing the best chef knife to buy, one considers the balance between the blade and the handle. Remember that you will be holding the knife, so you must feel comfortable. It’s much life when a warrior chooses his weapon, so make sure that you get a knife that you would feel most comfortable in.
- Zyliss Chef’s Knife
Designed to handle everything from vegetables to meat, this knife measures 7.5 inches and share blade that can easily cut through anything. What’s good about this knife is that the user will not have to worry about corrosion or rusting. Its precision in cutting is perfect due to its well-balanced weight, and with a textured handle, it won’t slip easily from your hand.
- Wusthof Classis 8-inch Cook’s Knife
This knife is perfect for cutting through thicker cuts, such as thick vegetables. It can be considered one of the most versatile chef’s knife in the market today. For beginners who are yet confident in their knife skills, a finger guard is included with the knife to ensure safety for the user. If you invest in this knife, you are getting not just a quality blade, but you can be assured that this will stay with you for a long time, one user even stated that she has been using this very knife more than 20 years now.
- Victorinox 8-inch Chef’s Knife
This knife was manufactured with high carbon stainless steel, making sure that it is sharp enough to do a variety of tasks, such as mincing, chopping, dicing, etc. It has been ice tempered which means that the sharpness of the blade will last longer than other knives.
- J.A. HENCKELS Chef’s Knife
This 8-inch knife was manufactured in Germany and is known to be durable, and resistant to stains. One of the best things about this knife is that it comes with a lifetime warranty.
- DALSTRONG Chef Knife Shogun Series
This knife set combines craftsmanship and technology resulting in a quality knife. It was made with 66 layers of premium high carbon German steel, which has been tempered precisely. It is resistant to stains and its handle lets the user have better hand control which ensures that you create the best meal every time you cook.
- Equinox Professional Chef’s Knife
Another knife made from German steel, this knife is very light, which can mean greater balance, and hand control. Despite its lightness, you can be assured that this knife will still be durable.
- Royal Chef’s Knife
It measures around 12 inches, which makes it the longest knife to make it in this list of chef knives to check out for in 2017, but the length will not be a hindrance to making a good meal. This knife is versatile and is made of Japanese steel, while the handle is created using pakka wood, known for its durability. If you are not satisfied with this knife, it would be good to know that it has a 60-day money back guarantee.