Need to make thin slices out of that chicken breast you're having for dinner? You know exactly which knife you're grabbing. Dicing up vegetables to toss in a stir fry? You've got a knife for that too.
We all have our favourite knives we use in the kitchen and we can tell you exactly why we like it: it's sharp, comfortable, light, sturdy. We know these things because we've used it for years. But what about when it's time for a new one? What do we look for in a knife and how do we determine if we'll like it when we haven't even had the opportunity to actually use it?
With such a wide range of brands, styles, and price points out there, shopping for a new knife can be an extremely intimidating purchase, one that we really hope we don't end up regretting.
In our video below, we'll outline some of the key factors to consider when purchasing a new knife. These include quality of steel, weight, balance, edge, longevity, and comfort. We'll tell you the reasons why higher end knives (Wusthof, Global) are worth the purchase if you can afford it and what great value can be found in knives that aren't breaking your budget (Scanpan).
So watch our video and we'll help you make an informed decision on your next knife purchase!
Wusthof Gourmet Carving Set - $139.99
Wusthof Gourmet Cook's Knife - $114.99
Cost effective Wusthof knife that combines stamped German stainless steel with do-it-all capabilities in the kitchen. Exceptionally sharp, retains it's edge, and lightweight.
Wusthof Classic Santoku - $189.99
Fully forged steel. Made with a single piece of premium high carbon steel and full bolster. An upgrade on the Wusthof Gourmet line, it provides exceptional balance and weight distribution. Great for chopping vegetables and meats.
Wusthof Classic Ikon Cook's Knife 6" - $199.99
Fully forged steel with an ergonomic handle. This is a premier knife from Wusthof. Lightweight, supreme balance and weight distribution, secure grip and fantastic comfort that limits hand fatigue. A do-it-all knife in the kitchen from the Ikon line that's available in Black or Creme.
Global G Series Fluted Santoku - $169.99
Made with the highest quality Japanese stainless steel, this all-purpose knife combines ultra-light weight with an especially narrow blade, making for sharp cuts and long lasting edges. Great for using with vegetables and meat.
Scanpan Chef's Knife 6" - $39.99
Cost effective with tons of value. A fully forged German blade that is designed to retain it's edge for long periods, while also having a comfortable handle. Ideal for everyday use and for those who want a heavier knife for balance.
Victorinox Swiss Classic Chef's Knife - $69.99
100% Swiss made, this knife provides utility and practicality. It's lightweight, durable, sharp, strong, and dishwasher safe. For those who want a stellar knife that's easy to handle and take care of.