Budget-Friendly Knives for All Kitchens

Brands like J. A. Henckels will Save Money in the Long Run due to High-Quality Steel

Copyright © 2012 Amiee Marshall; All rights reserved; content may not be copied, rewritten, or republished without author’s written permission; Posted July 13, 2012


A J.A. Henckels knife set; photo courtesy Kelly Smith


The kitchen is one of the most important areas in a house. It is considered as the power cell of the house as food is cooked in the kitchen and that gives energy and power to all the members in the household.

However, cooking is not always as easy as it seems to be. There are many things that are associated with cooking. It is very important to have the right kinds of tools and accessories for the same and kitchen knives are among the most important accessories that are used.

For cooking, it is very important that vegetables and meat should be cut properly, and that is not possible without the right kinds of kitchen knives.

Kitchen knives are available in different categories for specific tasks and are found in varied price ranges. Choose the ones that serves your purpose and fits your budget at the same time.

Here are some handy tips of selecting the best budget friendly kitchen knives for your kitchen:

  • Knife Sets or Individuals?

    It is not wise to buy many knives at the same time unless you are prepared to invest in a matching set such as the J. A. Henckels set in the photo above.

    In most homes, there is no need to buy too many knives as people usually are not familiar with the specific purposes. That said, it is actually a requirement by chefs and culinary students as they know how to use the different types for various purposes. In the majority of homes, usually two to three kinds are more than enough.

  • Purchase Sharp Implements.

    Be sure to check carefully for sharpness before laying out your cash. Some brands might be very good to look at and might be quite expensive as well.

    But, they might not offer the initial sharpness that you are looking for. Therefore while buying kitchen knives for your home see that there is ample sharpness so that you can cut fruits and vegetable with ease. Initial sharpness is widely acknowledged as one indication of quality.

  • Take Ergonomics into Account.

    It is very important to see that the handles of the knives are proper and comfortable. Suppose that you need to cut lots of vegetables and fruits every day for your family. If the knives that you are using do not have the right handles, your hands will be strained and start aching. It will hamper your cutting process as well. Therefore, see that the handles of the knives are comfortable and allows smooth cutting of fruits and vegetables.

  • Look for Carbon, No-Stain Steel.

    Buy cutlery that is made of good quality steel. Knives that are made of high quality steel are durable, are able to retain the sharpness to longer periods of time, and are easy to re-sharpen as well.

    It is not true that all highly-touted brand name knives will have excellent quality steel in them. Even local made kitchen knives can have excellent quality steel blades. Just do your homework.

  • Think of Your Investment as a Family Heirloom.

    If you are really fond of cutlery sets, you can buy kitchen knives sets from different branded companies like Shun, J. A. Henckels, Wusthof, Misono, Hattori, Global, and many more.

    These sets are usually very expensive and can range from a hundred to a few thousand dollars. These knives have the latest technologies implemented in them so that the best cutting experience can be gathered from them.

About the Author:

Amiee is a chef who has always worked in spic and span kitchens with the best facilities. She loves using high-end and technologically advanced kitchen taps and bathroom taps. She believes technology can make work faster and better.

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