“What Brand of Knife do You Use at Home?”
This has to be the most popular question I get asked. The brand of knife I prefer is “sharp.” To me, it doesn’t matter what brand of knife I use – as long as it’s sharp and sits well in my hand. It doesn’t matter if you spend $20 or $200 on a knife, as long as it’s sharp and feels comfortable in your hand – that’s the knife for you.
You only need 3 knives in your knife drawer:
Chef’s Knife: All-purpose knife. Ranges in length from 8″ to 12″. Used for 90% of the cutting, slicing, chopping, dicing, and mincing tasks.
Paring Knife: Used for small jobs, peeling fruits and vegetables, and small precision cuts – like fanning a strawberry.
Serrated Knife: Also known as a bread knife. This knife’s use is obvious – slicing bread, but it’s also great for slicing through pastries, sandwiches, and tomatoes.
Here’s a great article about knives that will hopefully help you choose the right knife for you: http://www.sliceandsear.com/knife-buying-guide/