Tag: Wusthof

Best chef’s knives for 2021: Global, Zwilling, Wusthof and more

Some of the best kitchen tools only cost a few bucks. But if you want a great chef’s knife, you’ll have to be willing to spend a little more. I’ve invested hundreds of dollars in chef’s knives, but I use them every day to slice, dice, cube, mince or, if I’m feeling fancy, chiffonade. A good knife can feel like a dream — and it can make holiday cooking even more fun than usual — but a poorly balanced or dull one can be a pain to use, and can even lead to more cut fingers and other accidents.

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Best chef’s knives for 2020: Global, Zwilling, Wusthof and more

Some of the best kitchen tools only cost a few bucks. But if you want a great chef’s knife, you’ll have to be willing to spend a little more. I’ve invested hundreds of dollars in chef’s knives, but I use them every day to slice, dice, cube, mince or, if I’m feeling fancy, chiffonade. A good knife can feel like a dream — and it can make holiday cooking even more fun than usual — but a poorly balanced or dull one can be a pain to use, and can even lead to more cut fingers and other accidents.

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Best chef’s knives for 2020: Wusthof, Mercer, Global and more

I use my chef’s knives for all kinds of prep: from chopping Napa cabbage to make home-made kimchi to chiffonading sage for a pizza. But even with so much use, $150 can feel like a high price for a good knife — let alone for one you might end up disliking. So before hitting “buy” on Amazon or tossing the cheapest knife in the cart on your next outing, it’s important to ask yourself two questions: What does a chef’s knife offer, and what do you need it for in the kitchen?

High-quality chef’s knives offer versatility above all. Unless

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The best chef’s knives for 2020: Global, Mac, Wusthof and more

I’ve used a number of chef’s knives over the years and come to appreciate each of them for their unique feel — the heavy-duty Wusthof (my first chef’s knife) is great for cutting squash, whereas I love the Mac for mincing veggies and herbs. But a chef’s knife is an investment. And $150 can feel like a lot for a good knife — let alone for one you might end up disliking. So before hitting “buy” on Amazon or tossing the cheapest knife in the cart on your next outing, it’s important to ask yourself two questions: What does a

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The best chef’s knives to buy in 2020: Mac, Wusthof, Global and more

After college, I saved a little money from my first job and invested in a Wusthof chef’s knife. I’ve used it almost every day since then, from cutting up fruit for snacks to prepping complicated dinners for guests. At this point, it feels like an extension of my own arm. And that’s how a good chef’s knife should feel: irreplaceable, even as kitchens and appliances change. 

But a chef’s knife is an investment. And $150 can feel like a lot for a good knife — let alone for one you might end up disliking. So before swiping “buy” on Amazon

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