The best chef’s knife, according to a lot of people, is under fifty dollars. However, I happen to disagree. I believe it should cost more than this. Not only because a good chef’s knife can last longer (I have one that is three decades old) but also because you are getting a great deal.
A good chef’s knife can be had for about fifty to one hundred dollars. However, there are some really great deals out there. If I were looking to buy a chef’s knife, I would not limit my search to the under fifty dollar range. The best knives are usually around a hundred dollars. Why? Because you are getting quality.
You will also find a lot of extras on chef’s knives. I know someone who actually collects vintage knives and sells them online. The knife alone can run you anywhere from one hundred to two hundred dollars.
Then you have to think about what other things you are getting with the knife. Are you getting an actual knife or are you getting a steak knife wrapped in canvas? Are you getting a wood carving blade or is it just some regular kitchen knife? Do you have some type of paring knife included?
What about the sheaths that come with your knives? Are they of the same high quality as the knives themselves? I have heard of some chef’s knives coming with a knife sharpener, but it seems like it should be something that is separate. Then again, I have seen some knives that come with a nice built in paring knife sharpener already.
All of those things add up to more money out of your pocket, so you might want to really consider shopping around for your knives first. There are so many options out there that you shouldn’t have any problems finding a great deal on a high quality chef’s knife. Even if you do find a good price on a knife set, you are still paying a premium for it. If you are planning on buying more than one knife, that can make your decision even trickier.
You definitely want to get your hands on the best knife you can afford, and you definitely want to make sure you buy used. I wouldn’t recommend paying retail for used knives as you never really know what you are getting. You do have the risk of having it break when you least expect it and you are not going to be able to return it if it doesn’t work for you.
The best chef’s knife is the knife that will give you everything you need, no matter what you are cutting. It should be able to cut through just about anything you throw at it should come in a reasonable price range. With a little looking around, you should be able to find a great knife that won’t break the bank.
When you are shopping online, you are going to want to first figure out what you are going to be doing with your new knife. Are you looking to use it for regular chopping and slicing? Or are you going to be cutting thicker things? If you are looking to chop and stick it into food, make sure the knife has a decent tip. Thinner blades don’t do a very good job when cutting through thick food like pasta. A lot of people are surprised to learn this fact.
Another important thing to look for is how long the blade is. Most people only consider the length of the blade when they are purchasing a new one, but it is also an important feature to look for when shopping for the best chef’s knife. Some people prefer longer knives that have more teeth. This is simply because longer blades cut quicker and can make for faster cutting. It’s a personal preference, though I would suggest that you go with a longer blade if you have never used one before.
If you’re buying online, you are going to need to know the exact measurements of the knife you are interested in buying. This will help you narrow down your choices even further. Also, be sure that you know how much money you want to spend on the knife. This will be a major factor in narrowing down your selection. You will also want to take a look at the guarantee that the store has for their products. While some stores offer a warranty on their knives, most do not.
Finding the best chef’s knife doesn’t have to be a difficult task. All you need to do is follow these simple tips and you should end up with the knife that works best for you. If you’re still not sure, don’t be afraid to ask the sales clerk which brand and model they recommend. That may be your best bet. Whatever you do, don’t pay more than half of what you want! You don’t want to spend more money than you have to.
Isabelle Johnson is a fitness expert and yoga trainer with over 12 years of experience as a dietician. Her knowledge of nutritional facts has made her take to the web with her blog, Sprout and Press.
Isabelle lets her audience understand products used in the kitchen, which can improve your diet, add more convenient ways to juice, create smoothies, and do so much more. Her blog informs readers about the newest kitchenware and the benefits each ingredient brings to the table. In 2016, sproutandpress.com was founded to share her knowledge with the world and inspire a better, healthier tomorrow.