Being a woman, I love kitchenware. And what I and everyone else use mostly in kitchen is a knife. Almost everything needs to be cut down. There are many kinds of knives for different cutting purposes. Here are my choice of the top 5 best kitchen knives. And these are not sets rather you have can buy these separately.
1. Wüsthof Classic 8-Inch Cook’s Knife
Do you love cooking? I love cooking at home. I switched from Henckel Pro-S knives to Wusthof Classic knives a year ago, and have no regret on my decision. While all the steel in Solingnen comes from the same production facility and is the basis for Henckel, Wusthof, and Messermeister knives, the major difference is in the blade and handle design. Henckels’ handles feel quite uncomfortable if you use them for too long as compared to Wusthofs handles. They are far more comfortable and are handier. They have balanced weight, you won’t feel unbalanced.
The polypropylene handles have a drawback and that is, they crack after a year or so. Maybe because of heat and stress or dropping.
In short, these knives rock and beat out the competition by a long shot. If you are a housewife or cook at home, and slicing and chopping onions, cutting up carrots, and neatly creating thin ribbons of basil, The high-end Wüsthof Classic 8-Inch Cook’s Knife should be your first choice to buy.
2. J.A. Henckels International Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
This mid-valued line of Henckel knives, called “Classic” by the company, is also a full-tang, single-piece, three-bolt line with durable dark plastic handles. The handles are scored toward the end to keep the hand from slipping off during use. Despite the fact that they are not very sharp right from the bundle, their blades are sharp enough for the normal cook. As indicated by Henckel, all blades in this line are dishwasher safe, however, you might find quick dulling under the harsh conditions.
The chef’s knife is perfectly weighted toward the blade for efficient chopping, especially if you use the chef’s technique of lifting the base of the blade but not the tip. It’s a great knife for butchering a chicken, cutting thin slices of tomato, or finely mincing parsley. As it stays sharp for a long time, you won’t need to sharpen it as often as other knives.
3. Miyabi Morimoto 600S Edition 9-Inch Chef’s Knife
The Miyabi Morimoto 600 S Edition may not help you cook like an Iron Chef, but it just might help you cut like one. With its thin, light blade, this knife really shone at cutting meat, slicing steak effortlessly. The blade is also razor sharp which helped it power through anything in its path, and it stayed sharp after extended use. It has a full-tang, which means that the blade extends through the handle, providing excellent control. You may need to buy this knife as a supplement to a cutlery set, however; with its fine edge, it’s not the right knife for cutting hard foods like carrots or chicken bones. If you’re a fan of Iron Chef, you’ll love this excellent celebrity kitchen knife.
4. Cat Cora by Starfrit 8-Inch Chef Knife
The Cat Cora by Starfrit 8-Inch Chef Knife is befitting of an Iron Chef, offering excellent performance at a good price. With its curved German steel blade, this knife rocks easily, making it great for finely mincing garlic or parsley or slicing thin veggies. The handle is attached with rivets and, while it is one of only a few made from solid walnut rather than wood composite or plastic, it does have a slightly rough surface. It also has a full-tang, which means that the blade extends through the handle, providing excellent control. The blade stayed impressively sharp throughout testing, even after completing a months’ worth of cutting tasks. It’s our top pick if you’re looking for a budget celebrity chef’s knife. target.com.
5. Chicago Cutlery Fusion 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
The Chicago Cutlery Fusion 8-Inch Chef’s Knife is a great value, mid-range knife. It’s inexpensive as compared to its other competitors. It has a sharp and hefty blade, you can easily slice tomatoes, butchering chickens or chopping onions. To be honest, I love it’s handle, not because of the rubber wrapped around it but the over all shape of the handle. It kinda fits in my hand. It has a good grip and the tang extends through the handle, which allows a good control.