Being a professional chef with a career spanning almost 10 years, I have come across many chef’s knives. Some of them are very nice and useful while others are what I would call terrible. Today, I am going to share with you my story with the faith that you will find a chef knife that will work perfectly for you. However if you’re interested in picking up the best knife set look at this post.
Let’s start with a brief introduction on the importance of a Chef’s knife. A Chef knife is the workhorse of the kitchen. It is the most versatile german styled knife that you’ll ever use. A chef knife can be used for disjointing poultry, slicing vegetables and even taking apart a huge chunk of meat.
As much as Chefs over the world love their knives, that’s not a single knife that is more popular than the Chef’s knife. If you had to buy one good knife for your kitchen, go all out for a chef’s knife. It will be the knife you use the most anyway.
Wusthof Classic Chef Knife
I acquired this knife last year and what I can say about it is that it is just amazing. Everything from its 8 inch size to its sharpness is just perfect for my restaurant’s culinary purposes; Jim (one of my hired co-chefs) commends me like every day for getting this knife. He says that all he has to do is lift the knife over the hardest of food items and the knife does the rest of the job as though cutting through cheese on a nice summer afternoon. For such excellent quality, I would say that this knife is quite worth the high price.
Messermeister Chef Knife
This knife is also 8 inch in size and perfect for use both at home and in my restaurant. It is actually one of the two knives we use at home and my wife says it is just amazing. This knife may be big, but it’s not too big to hold; it’s just perfect to grip. Occasionally, we roast meat at home. The Messermeister chef knife is primarily the tool I use to cut the roast meat into small bits that my family can handle with ease. As a matter of fact, I am even considering wrapping a new knife of this kind into a nice gift pack for my parents the next time I travel to Texas.
Shun Chef Knife
I received this knife last summer as a gift from my wife’s dad. The most stunning thing about this knife is its fancy style; it looks like the case of the knife Arthur gifted his half-sister on her birthday in the series Merlin. This chef knife’s goodness doesn’t just stop there; I have tested it on almost every ingredient and it never at once let me down.
So there you go, the 3 chef knives that will make cooking great.