Sharp Knives

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Sheelagh, Northwich

Sharp Knives

I have had 3 sets of knives over the last 6 years - all sold to me as being really sharp. And they have all disappointed me.
None of them have been very expensive - so maybe that is the mistake I have made? Should I have spent a bit more money?

Please can anyone recommend a good knife/knife set. What I really need is a small paring knife and one a bit bigger that than, plus a good sized chopper/knife for cutting up bigger/things like squash.

I don't really need a bread knife or a carving knife.


Any recommendations would be really welcome.

Thank you

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Sharp Knives

Hello Sheelagh

In the test kitchen and at home we have Victorinox knives with the Fibrox handle (as they will go in the dishwasher, but they them with rosewood handles too). The last batch we bought came from Nisbets.

We use a sharpening steel to keep them sharp and I have a sharpening stone at home that I use too.

I hope that helps.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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janjam

Sharp knives

I can highly recommend the Victorinox brand, they are superb knives and the selection of sizes is brilliant. The blades are lovely and thin and cannot be beaten in my opinion!

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sam from worthing

Knives.


personally i wouldn't buy a "set" of knives.

I would buy individual. that suit your purpose.

Go to a kitchen ware shop your self, and get a feel of the weight of the knife and length that you feel comfortable with also how it sits in your hand.

then come home and do some googling searches for best prices.

My most used knives, are actually from sainsburys and tesco one of them is 25 years old, and my newest is about 5 years old.

And i have a wonderful zyliss veg peeler and a zyliss Y peeler (i can't get on with the Y peeler, but my OH loves that).

I sharpen my knives - or rather my OH does using a stone and oil.

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Sheelagh, Northwich

Thank you

Thank you all for your help - I will try the Victorinox, buying them one at a time as I need them..

Thank you :)

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maggie-

knives

I recently bought a stainless steel,lightweight cleaver from the chinese supermarket in our local chinatown. It was very reasonably priced. Its great for chopping up squashes and squishing garlic and the like!

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SusanM

Sharp Knives

Hi Sheelagh

I swear by my Global Knives and sharpen them regularly . Like Sam I do not have a "Set" but just buy what I need as and When . Susan

 
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