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A Great Budget Knife Set

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As a college student who loves to cook, I find it really hard to find the best  knife sets. I had to read many knife blogs till I was lucky to stumble upon a knife set that was under $100 and it also had a rating of 4.5 on Amazon. The knife set that I’m talking about is the Ginsu Chikara 8-Piece Knife Set. It also comes with knife block that has a Bamboo Finish.

The Knives in the Set

You will get a 3-1/2-inch paring knife, a 5-inch utility knife, a 5-inch serrated knife, a 7-inch santoku knife, 8-inch a chef’s knife, a pair of kitchen shears and a sharpening rod. This is a very good set of knives for someone who is starting out or someone who is studying like me as it gives you the basic and also multipurpose knives.

The Quality of the Knife Set

The Ginsu Chikara knives are a one piece metal that is made out of high Japanese quality Stainless Steel and they have been forged precisely. These knives are definitely much stronger and sharper than my previous set which I had to put a lot of effort in slicing through a lemon. I usually dry my knives after using them as I really want to maintain their condition.

I didn’t know what a balance knife felt like till I used this knife for my cooking. The cuts that I created were precise. I have to admit that I also save time in cooking since using this knife set. The one thing that really impressed me were the handles. It almost looked like the PakkaWood handle that they have on the Impressive Shun Classic. The handle of the Ginsu Chikara were black and very comfortable to grip on. Even though it looks slippery, it is not.

As a beginner, I recommend you to give this set a try especially if you’re intimidated by the big brands such as Global and Shun. I assure you that you won’t regret buying it.

 

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A Must Have Knife Set

I’m sure that most of you have heard about the best kitchen knife brand especially if you are someone who loves cooking. Now, I personally like using the 8 Inch Wusthof Classic Ikon Chef Knife alone but I thought why not add a bread knife, a paring knife, a honing steel as well as their kitchen shears. I’m talking about the Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Walnut Block Knife Set. If they’re as sharp as the Chef Knife, they’ll become a valuable asset to my kitchen.

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Precise Results

The Wusthof Classic Ikon knives edge are not only long-lasting but it was also laser tested. There was never a time where these knives didn’t slice through anything in their way. From loaves of bread to peeling mangoes, I didn’t need to put extra effort to get what I wanted. I’ve even accidentally cut myself a few times because I wasn’t careful enough.

The handles are a bit different. They are made out of wood which is why I think gives the perfect balance to the knife. I might say that it reduces my times in the kitchen as well. In addition to that, it is also very easy to clean and maintain. As long as you don’t put it through the dishwasher all the time and you dry them after, the knives will last you a lifetime.

Favourite Wooden Block

This wooden block is my all time favourite. Not only does it match my walnut kitchen cabinets, but it also has extra knife slots. As I used to place all my knives in the kitchen drawer, the extra knife slots have made my life much more organised and help me throw out the unnecessary knives I had. Plus, it looks great on my kitchen counter.

Did I also mention that by purchasing the Wusthof Knife Set, it comes with a lifetime warranty. Technically, you’re not wasting you’re money for nothing so what are you waiting for? Dazzle your family and friends with the Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Walnut Block Knife Set and trust me, you won’t regret it.

 

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Total Mess! What is the best cookware set

I have been having serious issues with my cooking for the past few years; and this has made my husband go mad as he is a strong believer in organic foods. My name is Kate, and have been married to Tommy for the past 5 years. We are blessed to have two children; Sam and Tiffany. I have been having problems with Tommy as he claims that my culinary skills are not as good as they were. Whenever I prepare meals, I’m sure to expect trouble coming. In order to save our relationship and avoid “tantrums” and “noise”, I had to find out the root-cause of the problem. Guess what!? cookware sets I was using was what led to poor meals. I had to find what is the best cookware set sooner than later.

Best Cookware Sets Research

I did some quick online research and the results were simply amazing. There was innumerable options available at bottom prices. At first, It was pretty confusing for me because I wasn’t well versed with cookware sets. However, during my second day I landed on expert reviews on different types of cookware. It is only after reading the entire information that I came to understand how to choose cookware that will meet my needs.

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The industry leaders explicitly explained that cookware sets should be chosen based on material used to make them. In this case, I had the option of aluminum, stainless steel, non-stick and others. As a savvy buyer, I had to consider temperature control capabilities, durability, as well as size. Additionally, I made my decision based on how sturdy and comfortable the handles were to handle. The lining had to be good so that I can get positive end results. I looked at the finer details including whether it heats evenly or not, and the amount of fat that best suits the cookware. My question; what is the best cookware set? had been answered and I made a purchase online the same day.

Good Cookware Good Food

Thursday morning I received my set and that evening I dare say that I was surprised by what I heard my child say and Tommy’s response after he finished the meal. Tommy told requested If I could create time so that I could accompany him to a romantic restaurant the next day. For my son Sam, I heard him shout “Yummy!” for the very first time. It’s simply amazing how good food can change things in your home-don’t ever compromise on what you serve your family. Do you want peace and happiness? If yes, do not compromise on quality of cookware you use.

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How To Choose Kitchen Knives

There are a few things that are more important than your kitchen knife set. Whether you are a home cook or a gourmet chef, owning a top rated knife set can make a wealth of difference in your cooking. It isn’t hard to find a good set of kitchen knives but what separates good from great? I often rely on kitchen knife reviews to tell me that.

Every time I look for a new knife set, I always for a few key points. These are the handling of the knife, the weight of the knife and the finally, the materials used to make the knife.

  • Handling – A knife must have a comfortable grip for easy handling and should not be cumbersome or awkward.
  • Weight – A knife should have the right weight for the best performance. With the latest alloys being used one can get hold of a lighter knife which can give you the same characteristics and performance as the heavier models.
  • Material – A blade is made of a variety of materials like stainless steel, alloys, and ceramic. Each can have its pros and cons. Choose the one that best fits your needs.

Below are some of the best kitchen knife sets that one could buy.

Messermeister San Moritz Elite

  • This set comes with a wooden block along with a super efficient and functional nine piece set. This set includes a 3.5” paring knife, 9” bread knife, 6” utility knife, 7” Kullenschliff Santoku, 10” steel, kitchen scissors along with a 16 slot wooden block to store additional knives in the future. This set will cover the entire range of kitchen activities.
  • A greater blade depth can be noticed in the chef and the santoku blades. This set comes with lifetime sharpening and limited lifetime warranty – you only have to pay for the shipping.
  • The entire set weighs about 9 pounds and is German made.

Victorinox 8-piece Knife Block Set

  • From the makers of the Swiss army knife comes an attractive eight-piece knife set. The set comes with a 4” parer, 10” slicing knife, kitchen shears, 8” chef’s knife, 8” bread knife and a 6” Boning knife along with a nine slot beechwood block.
  • The 8” Fibrox chef’s knife is known for its outstanding performance in the consumer marketing testing. Each blade comes with a high carbon stainless steel for high levels of resistance. These knives are lightweight but sturdy and robust with a good balance.
  • The handles are molded for comfort and reduce wrist tension and also comes with a finger guard to provide safety where the handle and the blade meet.
  • The block comes with slots for all knives, the steel, and shears and also has an additional two slots for extra blades. This set comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
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