Many inexpensive cooking knives are out there. You can go to any big box retail store and find a variety of kitchen cutlery; paring knives, chefs knives etc., for fairly low prices. That’s OK, if you are not planning on using them. They look great in the knife block but that is where they should stay as you will wear yourself out trying to use them very much.
You Will Get What You Pay For
If cooking is your passion you should avoid buying a collection of inexpensive knives. Invest in only a few good quality kitchen knives to start with. You only need three good knives to get started; you can add to your kitchen arsenal over time.
For about 80% of the cutting and chopping work you will use a chefs knife or paring knife. Your delicate work will most often be done with your paring knife and it is imperative that it be kept sharp.
Three Main Cooking Knives You Must Have
• Short Chefs knife 6-8 inches long
• Long Chefs knife 8-12 inches long
• Sharp paring knife
For Ease of Use
At the end of your arm--your hand, is one of the best reasons to buy a better quality cooking knife. Cheap knives are just that, cheap. The handles, usually made of plastic or wood are often uncomfortable to grip. This makes the work harder to perform, and puts extra stress on your hand and arm. Over time, working with poorly made knives can cause pain, and even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Quality cooking knives are easier to hold and feel better in your hand. They fit comfortably in your hand, because the grip is ergonomically crafted, and the knife is balanced to make the work easier to do. You can do much neater, more professional looking knife work with a quality constructed, well balanced cooking knife. High quality polished stainless steel or carbon steel blades stay sharp longer and the grip is much more comfortable.
Cooking can be the enjoyable experience it should be and not an onerous chore if you invest wisely.
What to Look for:
• High quality forged carbon steel blades
• High quality polished stainless steel blades
• Ergonomic hand grips for easy use
• Balanced for ease of use
• A knife that feels good in your hand
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