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Knives, and Cooking

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by akapennypincher, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

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    So Cooks what are you Favorite Kitchen Knives, for Slicing, Dicing, etc. Looking for some new knives, and would like some recommendation of what stays sharp, and is reasonably priced.
     
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  3. Jeeps

    Jeeps Millennium Member

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    I don't even know what I have. German...from Williams Sonoma...they rust easy if you don't take care of them, but man are they swift to cut up a tomato!
     
  4. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    I have the full block set of Chicago Cutlery Metropolitan knives. They rarely need sharpening and are pretty tough and durable.

    This is usually the standard that I give all my friends who get married.
     
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    Jeeps Millennium Member

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    I got married...where's mine?
     
  6. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    There's a knife outlet not far from my home that carries these. I got the last block set there for about $60, and that's including the block and one extra--the "bread knife" (which usually isn't included) that I bought for Wendi.

    This set usually ends up retailing for about $100-$150.
     
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    Jeeps Millennium Member

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    Well...where's mine?
     
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    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Um, yours is still there...

    If you're really interested, PM me and I'll see if I can hook you up.
     
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    Jeeps Millennium Member

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    Ok..let me get this straight...you want to hook it up with me?

    I'm sooo there!











    Actually..I have cutlery, and lots of it. But thanks for offering.

    Now, back to the hooking up part...
     
  11. MrsKitty

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    I prefer Wusthoff Grand Prix. It fits my hand the best.

    Henckels is also great but doesn't fit my hand "just right" although I am comfortable with the ones we have.

    Go to Williams-Sonoma and hold some of the Wusthoffs and Henckels to see what fits your hand the best. Then pick up a paring knife (frequently on sale for $25ish) or some other piece while on sale to make sure before you buy the whole set.

    Edited to add: in five years I have not had to have a single one of the Henckels sharpened just by using the sharpening steel frequently ;)
     
  12. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Just read you're leaving us...for a job and school. I guess right about now I'm thankful my education is pretty much "over". You must be a glutton for punishment.

    I guess I'm kinda like Redd in The Shawshank Redemption--I'm the guy who can get you things. Personally, I always kinda wanted to learn how to throw knives!!
     
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    Full block of Cutco knives, given to me by some of the best friends that I could ever ask for, as a graduate school graduation present.

    Yes, I know that Vector Marketing is more of a brainwashing pyramid group, but they do sell excellent cutlery.
     
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    Henckels...four star series.....I wouldnt have any other knife!
     
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    Wusthoff-Trident makes fine knives and are pricey, the international lines from the German's tend to be good compromises. I own a set of the German "Classic" made knives and they are a once in a lifetime purchase.

    Don't forget about looking at restaurant supply stores like Smart and Final for an al a carte knife these practical designs work well.

    The best value is "Smart Chef" brand sold at 99 cent only stores-- really! I use a few of them and can't believe how good they are.

    As for what stays the sharpest verses what you can resharpen--thats on opposite ends of the spectrum. Knives that stay the sharpest are too hard to easily resharpen.

    As for styles, a paring knife, a serated blade, a boning knife, a large French Style Chef's knife and a cleaver will do about everything necessary.

    I really like the Japanese style hollow ground Santoku Knife for an all around knife.

    Here's some good pics (I don't know this site and their prices...)

    http://www.justknives101.com/cgi-bi...=templates\wusthof_trident_searchresults.html
     
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    Onion11 Pluck Off!

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    I have a set of Henckels 5 stars..They're a bit pricey but I bought them when I was cooking for a living, and the restaurant's equipment was sub-par. They have excellent ergonomics, and balance. They are the best I've handled.
     
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    I ran across some Mundial knives and like them.
     
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    In my opinion the best food prep knife made.

    I'ts like a hand-held food processor.

    I can handle just about any cutting task with my Grand Prix and a paring knife.
     
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    Doug_Y Sith Happens

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    I have a set of Forschner knives with Fibrox handles that I recieved as a gift from my brother the meat cutter. The knives are made out of a softer steel than Heinkels (is that spelled correctly?) However, I prefer the softer steel as it doesn't do as much damage to my cutting boards.

    I also finding sharpening my kitchen knives to be rather relaxing.