We know that you just want to buy one of those beautiful knife block sets and call it a day. They have everything you need, right?
Well, there is just no substitute for an amazing super sharp and comfortable to hold chopping knife. You will use this one knife 90% of the time!
As a home cook, if you can spend money on ONE KNIFE, spend it on the best quality chef knife.
A Santoku Knife is best for the Home Chef
Instead of a regular chef knife, we suggest you get a SANTOKU knife. The Santoku design provides a thinner, sharper blade that slices through anything with ease. These knives originated in Japan, but are certainly used the world over by chefs and in many cases are replacing the knife known as “Chef’s Knife”.
Our Editor has owned this exact Santoku knife set for 12 years and it is in perfect condition. The large 7″ blade santoku is used 90% of the time over all other knives. It is an essential knife for the home cook.
Unfortunately, this exact set is discontinued, but what we love most about this particular brand is that the knives are made out of a single piece of stainless steel. This provides longevity as there are no rivots or connections in the handle that can come loose. And it is also more food safe as there are no places for food to get trapped.
It is a superior design by Furi and here is the closest product that we can recommend you purchase: Furi Knives 7″ Blade 17cm Japanese Stainless Steel Seamless Construction Pro East/West Santoku Knife
Don’t buy an expensive knife without this piece of advice
But keep reading, because no one should buy any expensive knife without this very, very important knowledge: Knives dull over time and you MUST sharpen them regularly.
This is really the problem with most knives in home https://youtu.be/8pAMoc24Hjwkitchens the world over…they are dull and will not do their job.
If you can’t buy another knife, for the love of Pete please just get a knife sharpener and sharpen your knives. It will feel like Christmas, we promise! It’s like your knives are new again!
Don’t bother getting one of those fancy electric knife sharpeners. And who has the coordination skills to sharpen their knife with a stone or a honing steel? WE ARE MAKING IT EASY FOR YOU!
The Editor personally purchased this Furi sharpener with her knife set 12 years ago, and it is by far the easiest way to sharpen all your knives!
Watch us cut up an onion in this video, and at the end we sharpen the knife!