A kitchen knives set is the most important tool for any cook. Preparing any healthy foods dish from scratch requires the cook to cut, chop, slice and dice, and some people admittedly cook more often than others. For those that cook infrequently, an inexpensive knife set will be sufficient for their needs. For people who cook on a daily basis, a high quality knife set is the best investment to make. Knives dull quickly the lower quality blades will lose sharpness faster than high quality. More importantly, economy knives will rarely be made with the features of chef quality knives.
The average cook will be happy with an economy set of knives. The economy block will usually have a bread knife, a meat cutter, a serrated blade, a straight blade, a set of steak knives, scissors and a shrimp peeler. These sets can be purchased from forty dollars up to several hundred dollars. Not always, but often, higher priced sets will feature more enduring quality products. An adequate set, of this style, can be purchased at any local Target or WalMart. Chef quality knives for cooks, constantly in the kitchen, will most often be ordered or found at cooking specific retailers.
Reviews have given the Wusthof Classic kitchen knives set the highest rating in every area but one. They are fully forged blades composed of high-carbon, aided steel. A set of three will cost the cook roughly one hundred fifty dollars. The set of three will include a Chefs knife, a bread knife and a paring knife. Some online retailers will also offer a seven knife block from Wusthof for around three hundred dollars. Cooks who use Wusthof knives report being impressed by the longevity of the design, and the only drawback mentioned was that the handles are too narrow for some cooks.