I Finally Found a Great Chef’s Knife!

I love to cook, as long as it isn’t too difficult, and I need the right tools to make the job easy. Take knives for instance. When it comes to choosing the best kitchen knives, such as a chef’s knife, you could end up spending a lot of money on a lot of different knives before you find just the right one for you. This was the problem I had. So, with that in mind, I have created a list of things to look for so you get the right knife the first time, and don’t end up having to spend hundreds of dollars on other knives that you will never use. If you’re searching for the best chef knives, look at http://www.pcnchef.com/top-picks/best-chef-knives. This website might be helpful for you.

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Weight

The weight of a knife plays a huge role in its functionality. If it is too heavy, it isn’t going to work for you. On the other hand, if it is too light, you will have difficulties using it as well. Look for a knife that has a bit of heft without being overly heavy. You should be able to easily maneuver the knife without it being so light that it practically flies out of your hand.

Balance

Another important quality that you will find in the best kitchen knives is balance. In order to know if a knife has the right balance, you need to hold it. If it feels too heavy at either end, move on to the next knife because that one doesn’t have a good balance.

Size

An ideal blade size is about eight inches. This is going to be the most versatile knife for you, and anything longer may be too heavy or difficult to work with. Also consider using a six-inch knife for more delicate cutting.

There is one more thing to consider before making your purchase. Make sure that the handle feels comfortable. With these tips in mind, you can go out and find the perfect chef’s knife without the confusion that I had.

More on kitchen knives:
Japanese kitchen knives - The Globe and Mail
Types of kitchen knives – Recipe Tips