Best Kitchen Knives I’ve Added

Can’t live without bread? Purchase bread knives to slice effortlessly through your loaves of bread. Not only can it slice through bread, some people even use it to slice tomatoes. Now, here are two kitchen knives that you should have in your collection. They are the OXO Good Grips 8-Inch Bread Knife and the Victorinox 10.25-Inch Fibrox Pro Curved Bread Knife with Serrated Edge.

The Value

The price on the OXO is much cheaper than the Victorinox. However, the Victorinox is certainly much longer and it also comes with a Fibrox handle that many seem to love. Even though the OXO is cheaper, it doesn’t mean that the quality is terrible. It’s stainless steel edge is razor sharp out of the box and is easy to work with. Sharpening them often is great to ensure that the quality is preserved since they’re

I bought both of the knives to try it out and I’ve got to say I’m impress. Both of these kitchen knives are well balance for bread knives but the OXO is much lighter than the Victorinox. The Victorinox cuts effortlessly through any type of bread, even hard artisan bread. Can you imagine that?

Let’s say it helps me save my time in the kitchen. Moreover, the Fibrox handle on the Victorionox is much more comfortable. Even when I had to slice through 10 artisan bread, I did not complain to anyone about my wrist hurting because it honestly didn’t.

My Advice

I really recommend purchasing The Victorinox Bread Knife. However if you’re under a specific budget, it’s fine to go with the OXO. It’s not a bad bread knife but if you want something that lasts longer, you should get the Victorinox. I however, might try the Wusthof Classic 10-Inch since there are many great reviews about it as all.

The OG Barony Tavern!

A long time ago I used to frequently visit a restaurant called the Barony Tavern. Ever since it closed, I couldn’t find a feasible replacement. No matter where I went, nowhere felt like my favorite restaurant.

I would constantly nitpick on all the minor and insignificant flaws whenever I went on dinner dates. I was single at the time and trust me, it wasn’t easy finding the right partner. Eventually, I met a chef. He was an amazing young man who became my knight in shining amour.

The funniest thing was that he loved the Barony Tavern just as much as I did. He went so far as to say that the food at the Barony Tavern was the main reason he joined culinary school.

So besides feeding me , this stellar restaurant brought me the love of my life. In it’s honor I’ll pen kitchen reviews, recipes and tips to help everyone reach their culinary dreams. Trust me I’m a Chef’s Wife =P.

Best Kitchen Knife Set On a Modest Budget

Best Kitchen Knife Set

Choosing the best kitchen knife set is one of the toughest things for any avid home cook to do. You don’t want to go too cheap on the set you’re buying because you know that the quality just won’t be there. You’d really like one of the top-notch sets from a company like Global, but it just isn’t in the budget. Getting a good set is important because you’ll be using it pretty much every day. Luckily for you, there are some great mid-range kitchen knife sets on the market. The following tips will help you to save money and still get the quality you’re looking for.

Best Sub $100 Knife Set

Pickings are slim for those looking to spend less than a hundred dollars on a knife set. There are really only a couple brands I’d recommend that sell sets for less than a hundred dollars. The first is Farberware. While you aren’t going to find a set of Farberware knives in the kitchen of most chef’s world-wide, you’re getting a good blade for the money. The value stops at the blade. Farberware sets look nice, but it’s obvious where they cut corners to keep the cost down. The handles are cheap, and are easily dinged up and chipped. As long as you aren’t rough with your knife set, you can get a decent blade for a good price from Farberware.

Runner Up $100 Knife Set

The second sub-100 dollar kitchen knife set I’d recommend is any one of the many cheaper Ginsu sets. it might be surprising to some to hear that Ginsu knives are made in America. They are made from Japanese steel in a manner similar to the way samurai swords used to be made. Ginsu knives were made famous in the early 80’s via a set of infomercials showing them cutting through all kinds of things normal knives couldn’t handle. The cheaper Ginsu knives are made of a lower grade of Japanese steel than the high-end sets, but you still get a super-sharp set of knives at a low price. Just make sure you clean and dry them after every use and they’ll last you a long time.

Best Budeget Kitchen Knife Set

If you can afford to spend a little bit more money, you’ll be rewarded with a much better set of knives. The sets on offer for between one and two hundred dollars are made of better steel, and will last longer than the cheaper sets. JA Henckels, Calphalon and Chicago Cutlery all make good sets in this price range, as does Anolon. When you look at people’s wish lists on Amazon, you’ll see sets from all 3 of these fine makers of cutlery showing up time and time again. If I had to pick one, I’d probably go with Analon, but that just comes down to personal preference.