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Old 02-28-2015, 06:48 AM   #21
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I will have to scare up a picture of some of mine. I don't really have a ton of kitchen knives, just maybe 15 or so really nice ones and a few 'beaters'. All of my nice ones are Japanese.

I'm a chef by trade so knives are just part and parcel to what I do for a living.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:14 PM   #22
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Ok, here are some of my knives. Not a very good picture
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:54 AM   #23
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I could become a knife hoarder if I let myself! I have a set of Wusthoff Classic that was a gift from my sister, it came in a silver briefcase with garnishing tools, every piece had its own cutout in the foam. That's my everyday set. I've tossed in a few random knives over the years. My favorite parer is the old fashioned Rada paring knife, it just fits my hand better than any.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:55 AM   #24
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Speaking of knives. Was in Sam's yesterday, picked up a set of Emeril knives , 4 knives, 4 cutting boards, color coordinated, it was on clearance for $7. We are going on vacation, and since we keep kosher we have to bring all our cooking stuff with us. I thought it would be cheaper to just get that set and leave it there.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:42 PM   #25
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I could become a knife hoarder if I let myself! I have a set of Wusthoff Classic that was a gift from my sister, it came in a silver briefcase with garnishing tools, every piece had its own cutout in the foam. That's my everyday set. I've tossed in a few random knives over the years. My favorite parer is the old fashioned Rada paring knife, it just fits my hand better than any.
bc, before they became the rage and Oxo had one made up, my favorite parer is a serrated one. I got it for 88 cents out of a catalog and it was on the clearance page. It can peel a tomato so thin, you can read a newspaper through the skin. It has a hard plastic handle. Oxo has a softer rubber one. My sister had bought one after I convinced her how great a serrated blade was. Not as sharp as my 88 cent one. It makes peeling potatoes go like a breeze. Always one continuous peel.

I HATE, HATE, the all metal handle ones that our mothers had. So hard on the hand.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:19 PM   #26
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Now that bc brought up peelers, I don't feel I'm too far off the topic by mentioning my favorite. It's made by "Chef'n" and they call it a "PalmPeeler". You slip a ring-like loop over your middle finger, and "stroke" whatever you are peeling as if you're petting a cat or dog. I have a tendency to peel my fingernail tips or knuckles when peeling potatoes or carrots; this style eliminates that. It's nice to use on a day my hands just don't want to grip too tight either, since the hand is open flat when you peel.

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Now that bc brought up peelers, I don't feel I'm too far off the topic by mentioning my favorite. It's made by "Chef'n" and they call it a "PalmPeeler". You slip a ring-like loop over your middle finger, and "stroke" whatever you are peeling as if you're petting a cat or dog. I have a tendency to peel my fingernail tips or knuckles when peeling potatoes or carrots; this style eliminates that. It's nice to use on a day my hands just don't want to grip too tight either, since the hand is open flat when you peel.

Your rite on topic, anything with a blade!
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I prefer my Oxo Peeler. Unlike Addie, I can't think of any reason why I would use a paring knife to peel a potato - I don't need the peel in one piece. I can do a medium size spud in about 10 seconds with this:




Carrots and other root veggies too, and I like it for shaving carrots to add to a garden salad too.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:14 PM   #29
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Now that bc brought up peelers, I don't feel I'm too far off the topic by mentioning my favorite. It's made by "Chef'n" and they call it a "PalmPeeler". You slip a ring-like loop over your middle finger, and "stroke" whatever you are peeling as if you're petting a cat or dog. I have a tendency to peel my fingernail tips or knuckles when peeling potatoes or carrots; this style eliminates that. It's nice to use on a day my hands just don't want to grip too tight either, since the hand is open flat when you peel.

I can see the beauty in using that. It does keep the blade away from your skin. I took the tip off of one finger a short while ago. It healed over completely, minus the part I cut off. I now have a flat squared off tip on my finger and press it just right, you can hit the nerve and get a loud yelp from me.
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bc, before they became the rage and Oxo had one made up, my favorite parer is a serrated one. I got it for 88 cents out of a catalog and it was on the clearance page. It can peel a tomato so thin, you can read a newspaper through the skin. It has a hard plastic handle. Oxo has a softer rubber one. My sister had bought one after I convinced her how great a serrated blade was. Not as sharp as my 88 cent one. It makes peeling potatoes go like a breeze. Always one continuous peel.

I HATE, HATE, the all metal handle ones that our mothers had. So hard on the hand.
Of all the knives a paring knife seems to be the most personal. It's all about how it feels in the hand. I've used some of the most awkward paring knives and have no idea who's hand that they would work in.

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