Top Quality Kitchen Knives
Perhaps you are just starting out in a new place or maybe you feel it’s time to upgrade your kitchen cutlery – whatever the reason, there is no reason not to invest in the best value knives you can afford. There are hundreds of kitchen and chef’s knife sets on the market at every level of price and quality one could imagine but the reality is that a lot of the knives out there are simply not a value at any price. You use knives every day to prepare and serve food and therefore should invest in cutlery that will perform well and hold up over time.
This is when it’s a good idea to stick to the brand names with a legacy and a reputation – names like JA Henckels or something like a Wüsthof® brand knife set come to mind as both of these German knife makers have been perfecting their craft for over 100 years, in fact JA Henckels has been in business since 1895. When a company has been around for that long you know they must be doing something right, and when it comes to making top quality cutlery there’s a lot involved in getting it right.
A good quality knife begins with design, materials and craftsmanship – if any of these elements are missing or lacking the end product will likely be sub-standard. A good knife design is one that works well in your hand – the handle is designed in such a way that it is comfortable and easy to grip – if there’s any sort of strain or struggle you will find that you fatigue quickly when working with the knife. The blade should be securely embedded in the handle with no wiggle room, no gaps and no loose rivets which might collect germs and breed bacteria.