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 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 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.