Knives are some of my favorite things to buy
After my first job at the smoothie place, when I was 14, I was hired as an apprentice at 15 at a local country club. Yes, I was that young and I was the only woman in the kitchen. I learned so much and then I fell in love…with knives!
I got to try out different knives at work and then buy some online at http://www.cutleryandmore.com the very first place I bought knives online.
I saw how expensive knives were at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Williams-Sonoma so I began checking out Marshalls and Home-Goods where I found awesome deals! In high school, I bought a German knife made by Gehring for around $10.
My next video is live on YouTube and it’s all about knives, click here to go check it out!
- Wüstof Round Steel (top) Available here (not an affiliate link)
- Oval Diamond Steel, I forget the brand (bottom) Available here (not an affiliate link)
A steel does not sharpen your knife! No matter what you hear or the label of the steel it does not sharpen your knife! It realigns the blade back into position after being used on your cutting board, and this process is called honing. After you hone your knife on a steel it may seem sharper and it’s because the blade is getting back in alignment again. Honing your knives should be done often.
Sharpening your knives can be done on an electric knife sharpener, sharpening stones like a water stone or whetstone and only a few times a year depending on use.
Here is my next YouTube video on how to sharpen your knives, click here to go check it out!
- 10″ F.Dick Premier (top)
- 8″ Mercer (middle)
- 8″ Wüstof Classic (bottom)
The F. Dick 10″ Premier Chef Knife (top) was given to me after volunteering to work with Tyson Chicken while I was attending Johnson & Wales University. This knife can be daunting to use at times and for at home I suggest using an 8-inch or 6-inch chef knife. Available here (not an affiliate link)
The Mercer 8″ Chef Knife (middle) came in a knife kit that I was given at a week-long teaching seminar. Available here (not an affiliate link)
The Wüstof 8″ Chef Knife (bottom) I bought in Germany and it was one of my favorites! Available here (not an affiliate link)
The Kuhn Rikon scissors are awesome! I have had them for several years. Available here (not an affiliate link)
The Kuhn Rikon peelers are a favorite of mine, it is so much easier to peel foods with them! I can usually find them in TjMaxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods too. Available here (affiliate link)
I like the Kuhn Rikon knives for quick small jobs, plus the colors add some happiness to the kitchen. And working in a kitchen full of men I can see if they have my knife…which yes happened a lot 🙂 Available here (affiliate link)
A microplane is a must for any kitchen, great for ginger, garlic, zest. Available here (affiliate link)
One thing I did not talk about in my video is serrated knives and this Wüstof Super Slicer is a favorite of mine. One of my first chefs and mentor had this knife and I was determined to get it and I fell in love with it. Available here (not an affiliate link)
The Mercer Flexible 6″ Fillet Knife (top) is great for butchery. Available here (not an affiliate link)
The F. Dick boning knife (middle) is from my knife kit from Johnson & Wales University (similar here, not an affiliate link)
The F. Dick Premier Plus 5 3/4 in. Stiff Boning Knife (bottom), I received as a gift and I really like this one since the handling from blade to handle is seamless. Available here (not an affiliate link)