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The set of kitchen knives is one of the most important equipments for the success of your dishes. Professional chefs often have a set of personalized kitchen knives that they always carry with them, precisely because of the importance they have within a kitchen. Thanks to them you can cut bread, vegetables, or meat and filleting the fish, thus obtaining perfectly chopped ingredients for their preparations. As we will see in this article, the set of kitchen knives is composed of several elements that stand out not only for the shape and use but also for the materials. Let’s find out together.
How does the handle of a kitchen knife have to be?
There are two types of handles for kitchen knives. At one time the handles of knives were made of wood bone. Due to their short duration over time they have been replaced with other materials, in addition to the fact that the wood tends to chip and absorb odors and impurities. Today, both stainless steel and plastic handle guarantee practicality and hygiene.
Ceramic steel kitchen knives?
Since ceramic knives have become popular, this question often arises among those who are about to buy a set of kitchen knives. Until recently, kitchen knives were exclusively made of stainless steel. It is a robust, non-rusting material and is extremely hygienic. It should also be remembered that there are knives on the market made of different types of stainless steel with a different degree of strength. They differ from each other on the basis of the use of the knife itself (to cut the meat will need stronger steel than that of the fish).
There are also knives made of a new alloy of steel and carbon, a material that is extremely resistant but tends to rust, and that gives the cut food a ferrous aftertaste.
Finally, the new ceramic kitchen knives: the blade is incredibly sharper than steel knives, but the ceramic is more delicate and is more likely to break or chip. They should be used with care not to slam or drop them.
The Best Kitchen Knives
Shan Zu paring knife
The Shan Zu paring knife has a curved blade that facilitates peeling operations. The blade is made of German stainless steel resistant to rust and stain, The knife is 19.8 cm long and the blade has a length of 7.6 cm. This knife can be used for peeling fruit but also for slicing, chopping, and dicing as well as for decorating food and boning game.
Cook’s knife Aicok
The cook’s knife is made of German carbon stainless steel. It is 20 cm long, rust-resistant and easy to maintain, as it does not require frequent sharpening. The blade is of the double-sided type so that it can be used easily by both left-handed and right-handed people. Suitable for cutting, chopping and slicing any type of food.
Cook’s knife Wüsthof
Available in different sizes, the Wüsthof cook’s knife allows you to chop and cut meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables. It is a single piece of stainless steel, equipped with a perfect balance that allows you to work effortlessly.
Bread knife Tescoma
The Tescoma Presto 863036 bread knife is an excellent value for money knife. It has a high-quality – steel blade and an ergonomic handle that makes it easy to use. A great compromise for those looking for a good product at a low price.
Bread knife Shan Zu
Stainless steel bread knife with ergonomic handle. Easily cuts both soft bread and bread with a hard crust. The 20 cm blade is made of German stainless steel Krupp W.Nr., rust-resistant, stain-resistant and with high hardness. The handle is made of black wood, waterproof and non-slip. With this knife, you can also cut off fruit, vegetables, and even the leftover roast or chicken.
Bread knife IMarku
The IMarku knife consists of an extremely sharp German high carbon steel serrated blade. Perfect for cutting bread loaf, but also bagels, baguettes, croissants, cakes, pastries and more. The handle is made of ergonomic pakkawood (a composite material made of wood and plastic). It is also perfect for cutting large fruits, thick vegetables, ham, turkey and much more.
Victorinox filleting knife
A flexible and sharp knife is perfect for filleting medium and large size fish, for sushi, but also for cutting whole ham with really good results.