Best 12 piece kitchen knife set I bought

Cooking is one of my favorite pass times. Though not a professional, I try to stick and adhere to the recipes. This is really not as easy as it sounds, since the equipment of chefs are different from our everyday kitchen appliances. That is why, I decided to invest a bit in my passion. After all, if you don’t spend money for what you like, then for what will you. The recipe I was working on needed special knives, so I bought this kitchen knife set online. It is called the Miracle Blade 12-Piece Professional Chef’s Knife Set.

The product came with a magnetic mount that eases the process of storing them. In fact, my kitchen is not that spacious, so that was a big plus. There are 12 knives as the name indicates. At first, this number overwhelmed me. I purchased them, but did not even know where to start with them. So I researched a bit. The set has a slicer, a long knife used to slice meat, sushi and help with preparing fish, and a carving knife, a shorter knife used to cut thinner pieces of meat. Then there are the paring knife and the chef’s knife, which were the all-in-one cutting solution. These two are probably the knives that even the chefs use the same way I used my previous kitchen knife. Or at least, I like to think they do.

 

Included in the set are also other specific knives like the chopping, cheese or fillet knife. It took some time to get used to them. But I can proudly say, I already had the mastery of the 4 steak knives.

Everyone of them is different, but they are all made in stainless steel. They have stayed sharp. What I really like, is the fact that they can be easily washed in the dishwasher. They said to me that the set was the best in the market. I cannot disagree to that.

Having these three best chef’s knives

Having these three main knives in your kitchen will certainly ease your life. The knives that I’m talking about is an 8-inch chef’s knife, a 6-inch utility knife, and a 3-1/2-inch paring knife. The most mentioned knife brands in the knife blogs I read were the Wusthof and the Shun which are exceptional in making their knives the best chef’s knives. The chef’s knives that I’m talking about is the Wusthof Classic 3-Piece Knife Set and the Shun Classic 3-Piece Knife Set.

The Differences

The most obvious difference is the blade. The Wusthof’s blade is made out of high-carbon stainless steel that has been forged. The Shun on the other hand, is made out of premium Japanese stainless steel that has been cladded with 32 layers of stainless alloy. This creates a Damascus look on the knife which is a selling point for some.

The Shun’s edge has been sharpened up to 16 degrees but it has a slightly thinner blade than the Wusthof. The 16 degree angle makes it much sharper than the traditional western knives. The handle of the knife is made out of PakkaWood which might look slippery but it’s not. It is rounder than normal knives.

The Secured Handle

The Wusthof knife has a full tang which is why the whole knife is perfectly balanced. The handle is secured to the metal with three rivets. It is also very easy to hold. This knife doesn’t require much effort as it can slice through ingredients with just its weight. How amazing is that? With the utility and paring knife, I don’t think you will need a new kitchen set anytime soon. Do dry these knives after washing them to avoid rust stains. Even though the Wusthof and Shun are durable and corrosion resistant, you would want to maintain the condition of the knives as you will be paying a high price for it.

Many people have given either one of these as gifts and the feedback were amazing. It’s also very easy to wrap as it comes in a box. Not only do you get razor sharp knives and premium quality of food, you also get a lifetime warranty.

The Best Restaurant Dishes in America

  • What is it: A fudge-filled chocolate cake, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce.

    Why we love it: Remember that scene in The Devil Wears Prada when Meryl Streep, playing Anna Wintour, breaks down the path of cerulean blue from Oscar de la Renta runway shows to the bargain bins of Casual Corner? Chocolate fondant cake has had a similar evolution, beginning in haute kitchens—many attribute its creation to either Michel Bras or Jean-Georges Vongerichten—then trickling down to, well, places like Applebee’s. You can tell your family this story while eating the Triple Chocolate Meltdown to prove that college was not a complete waste of money.

  • Shrimp ’N Parmesan Sirloin at Applebee’s

    What is it: Grilled shrimp and a mix of Italian cheeses on top of a nine-ounce Sirloin steak, with seasonal vegetables.

    Why we love it: It’s kind of a budget-oriented spin on surf ‘n’ turf, but that’s all good with us—we have no desire to eat lobster at Applebee’s anyway. Throwing cheese on the whole thing is the type of gratuitous touch that we look for from chain dining. High fives all around. Find a location.

    What is it: A grilled cheese sandwich made with American cheese and four fried mozzarella sticks stuck between two slices of sourdough bread. Served with French fries.

    Why we love it: Denny’s recently introduced a Middle Earth menu in honor of The Hobbit movie, but don’t be tempted by Gandalf’s Gobble Melt: What you’re really here for is this Frankenfood monstrosity, which ingeniously combines two of the greatest stoner foods of all time into one handheld package. Find a location.

    More: http://firstwefeast.com/eat/2012/11/the-25-best-chain-restaurant-dishes-in-america