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Old 09-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Kitchen knives - recommendation please

Starting off,would you suggest a set and what is the best set? Or would individually Be the way to go?

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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Individual knives according to what you will use. Sets, tend to have knives you won't use. Knives are very personal, your best bet is to go to Bed Bath and Beyond and test the knives for hand fit and weight. Then go from there.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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Agreed, you would be better off getting an 8" Chef and a paring knife, or maybe a santoku. Sets do tend to have knives in them you won't use.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
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Agreed, you would be better off getting an 8" Chef and a paring knife, or maybe a santoku. Sets do tend to have knives in them you won't use.
I'd vote for a santoku, it's the knife I use 95% of the time. A paring knife is essential, along with a serrated knife. I'd never buy a set.
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True, I love my santokus and have several paring knives, I recently bought a serrated bread knife which has been brilliant with sandwich meats and tomatoes along with bread.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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I have managed perfectly well with a set of knives I was given as a wedding present - around 24 years ago.

I replaced two with Sabatier knives recently - and to be sure, the weight and feel was superior to what I had before.

But knives can be really expensive, so I think if you want advice about knives you need to give us a little more information about your cooking experience and needs?
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Add a good pair of kitchen sheers, and maybe a boning knife.
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I have managed perfectly well with a set of knives I was given as a wedding present - around 24 years ago.

I replaced two with Sabatier knives recently - and to be sure, the weight and feel was superior to what I had before.

But knives can be really expensive, so I think if you want advice about knives you need to give us a little more information about your cooking experience and needs?
Katy, from your picture, I would have never dreamed you were old enough to be married 24 years. Then again, there's PF's picture who isn't even old enough to cook.
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Add a good pair of kitchen sheers, and maybe a boning knife.

Absolutely agree with this.
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Katy, from your picture, I would have never dreamed you were old enough to be married 24 years. Then again, there's PF's picture who isn't even old enough to cook.
Nope, just old enough to eat... No current pic since the weight loss and surgery.
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