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The Different Types of Kitchen Knife Sets Available to Buy
Whether you're a professional chef or just want to purchase a durable knife set for the kitchen, you need to know what you should be looking for in knife sets. If you've just started cooking or plan to be a chef for years to come, you'll definitely want to know how to select the best knife sets for your needs. To help you out, we're giving you the scoop on nine of the best knife sets consumers love most. Read on to find out more about what to seek when purchasing a knife set and then shop the best knife sets consumers love the most.
What to seek in a good knife set. A great budget-friendly set of durable knives. While it's true that some well-known brand names like Schrade offer some of the best knife sets available, it's also true that a cheaper set of knives may just as well offer the same quality as a designer set (and a lot less cost, too!). Here are the best kitchen knife sets you can buy:
The finest multi-purpose bread knife sets. Bread knives are multi-purpose because they can cut, dice, mince, and julienne as well as slice, dice, pierce, and roll. In fact, these knives are so versatile that some chefs actually use them for everything from chopping onions to opening oysters! You can find a huge selection of bread knife sets, including ones made of carbon steel and those with steel blades. For even more options, consider getting bread knife sets that come with different blade sets, such as two-bladed, three-bladed, or four-bladed versions. With a good bread knife and a sharp one, you can cut anything!
Professional chef knives. Like bread knife sets, professional knife sets can be found in tons of sizes, styles, and colors. However, there are a couple things you should keep in mind when shopping for the best knives for your kitchen: what kind of cutters do you need, and what kind of knifes would work best for the job? While it might seem simple, choosing the right kind of kitchen knives can be difficult, especially for beginners.
The Calphalon Contemporary Self Sharpening Kitchen Knives set has all the best overall knife sets you could ask for. Calphalon offers precision heat-treated stainless steel blades that are virtually indestructible. The handle is lightweight and ergonomic, with a finger guard that locks the blade securely in place. Calphalon Contemporary Self Sharpening Knife sets come with five removable knives, a steak knife block, a paring knife, a carving knife, and a bread knife. The best thing about Calphalon's Self Sharpening knives is that they can be sharpened by users themselves at home!
If you want something really unique, you might want to consider the Rough Rider knives. The Rough Rider knives feature a traditional style with a tapered point and a black anodized finish. This knife is designed to help you quickly and easily get the edge on any food you want to prepare. Because of the Rough Rider's strength, this knife will stand up to the toughest jobs and has a lifetime warranty. It also comes with a paring knife, which makes it perfect for chopping as well as slicing.
When choosing between the Rough Rider and the Calphalon CQM knives, you need to consider how often you plan to use the knife and the type of food you plan to cook with it. For example, you would need a larger capacity paring knife for slicing, a large cutting board for preparing meats, and a heavy-duty cleaver for chopping and peeling. However, if you don't plan to use the knife every day, you wouldn't need a paring knife, a large cutting board, or a heavy-duty cleaver. Therefore, you need to figure out what your needs are and whether the knives listed above would fit those needs. For instance, if you plan on chopping small pieces of vegetables, you wouldn't need a heavy-duty cleaver or a paring knife, while if you want to cook the majority of your meals in your kitchen, you would need something with a larger blade and more cutting area.
If you're planning to buy a new knife, you should first determine how often you will be using it. Then, you should get a set that features all the types of knives you would need. As an example, if you only plan on using the knife for chopping and peeling, you should get a pair of chef's knives, a serrated knife block set, a thin knife block set, or a Japanese knife with a single-edged blade. Either way, you'll be sure to impress your guests and ensure that all your food is prepared properly.