Before we begin, let me just address two common misconceptions. First, you don’t need to be a chef to have a chef knife. Second, a solid chef knife doesn’t mean a break-the-bank-Top-Chef-quality-knife.
Now that that is out of the way, let me convince you why it’s worth it to invest a little bit of your time and money in a new knife. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
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Dicing, chopping, slicing: all activities that require a blade. You spend a lot of time with your kitchen knife, so you’re going to want one that maximizes comfort and efficiency. Chef knives, if properly taken care of, are extremely durable. So if you take the time to go to a cookware store (be wary of buying online), you might find a kitchen companion that lasts you a lifetime.
I know what you’re going to ask next. What are the main factors to consider in buying a chef’s knife? A cutlery or cookware store attendant will have the best answer for you, but I’ll let you in on the #1 factor to consider:
Comfort! You want your hand to be comfortable holding the knife, and you want to feel comfortable using the knife. If the knife doesn’t fit well in your hand, it can increase the risk of an accident in the kitchen.
So stay safe, stay golden, and go git yourself a comfy chef knife. It will save you some serious hassle in the kitchen. We’re sure of it!
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