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Old 01-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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If you could recommend one knife?

If you had to recommend a single all purpose knife to a beginner "at home chef", what would it be? Consider cost, durability, and quality in your assessment!

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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It's hard for me to imagine having only one knife, but i woud go to restaurant supply store and buy one of their commercial line knives, if it must be only one get a 6 inch. It will work as paring knife and also will be big enough to do bigger jobs. But onestly I would rather see you buy one 3 or 4 inch paring knofe and one 8 inch chefs knife. Those two can handle any job in home kitchen.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response, and the good advice! Guess I need to make a trip to the supply store this weekend!
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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You should take the time to read the many many responses to this question in our knife forum. You will garner a lot of very good advice as well as a discussion of the pros and cons of different knives.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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You should take the time to read the many many responses to this question in our knife forum. You will garner a lot of very good advice as well as a discussion of the pros and cons of different knives.


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Old 01-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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Your responses are much appreciated! I will surely take the time to read through the knife forum.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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forschner "swiss army" - makes a great line chef knives etc for food service professionals (who don't use $150 forged knives at work) cost in the $30 range for an 8" chef knife. Gets great recs from Cooks Illustrated. Sold at many kitchen and restaurant stores.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:32 AM   #9
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I have a Victorinox I got at a restaurant supply store. Cost around $26, and it's a very nice knife.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #10
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Thanks to those who provided knife recommendations, I plan on going to my local kitchen store to check them out.

In the future I will do more research before posting such a loaded topic, I just wanted to get the experts opinion! Thanks again everyone!
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