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Old 05-13-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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Where can I get Rachel Ray's First Knife?

I'm in San Antonio and want to go buy a knife today.

Is Rachel Ray's first knife better than her second one?

Basically i will be using the knife to cut up steaks and chicken breasts, or pork chops, and to cut up fresh veggies

Where should i go to find it?

Also what's it called?

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Old 05-13-2005, 05:30 PM   #2
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Her first knife was the Wustoff Grand Prix Santoku. Any kitchen store that carries Wustoff knives will probably carry it.

Make sure you try it first before you shell out the $$$. It might be a good knife for Rachel Ray, but that does not mean it will be a good knife for you. Santoku knives are best for slicing. A French or Chefs knife is better for chopping. Just something to think about.

Here is a link to where I bought mine many moons ago. This is the Grand Prix II. I am not sure if they even make the Grand Prix anymore.
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If you use it for chicken you have to be very careful to get in the right place between the bones. It's by far my favorite for slicing veggies and lots of other things. I will pull that one out of the block usually before any of the others. My next favorite is a boning knife.
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:20 PM   #4
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****, it looks nice. Thanks for your replies.

What is a great Chef's Knife? Is a Chef's Knife more versatile? Reccomend me a great all purpose high quality chef's knife.

Also, what "style" of knife is a Grand Prix Santoku?

I'm still leaning towards the Grand Prix II Santoku. hahah, that is the coolest name for a knife ive ever heard
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:21 PM   #5
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Also - Is that a good knife for trimming fat off of chicken breasts(deboned) and lean steaks etc?

That is a primary use i have for knives- trimming fat, cutting meat/ slicing veggies...... this is what it will be used for.....

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I'm in San Antonio and want to go buy a knife today.

Is Rachel Ray's first knife better than her second one?

Basically i will be using the knife to cut up steaks and chicken breasts, or pork chops, and to cut up fresh veggies

Where should i go to find it?

Also what's it called?
all of her stuff is advertised on FoodTV.
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Because my hands are smaller I have trouble with a big chef's knife but Rachel Ray's knife fits like a glove. You can get a really good chef's knife for around $100.00 from Wusthof or Henkel. As far as which style to get get one where the tang (is that what its called?) - the part of the knife blade that goes into the handle - get one where you can see it riveted in. Other than that just look for a higher quality and "test drive" them - or the best you can anyway. If you go to someplace like Target or Kohl's remember that the quality of knife is not the same as say Williams Sonoma. You can find some good deals at Tuesday Morning if you have one of those.
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all of her stuff is advertised on FoodTV.
Actually the knife they advertise is not the same as the one she used on the show. I don't remember the differences between the one FoodTV sells and the "real" one, but it was something like the FoodTV one did not have a full tang or the blade was made in China instead of Germany or something like that. Whatever it was, I remember thinking it was a big scam FoodTV was trying to pull.
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Actually the knife they advertise is not the same as the one she used on the show. I don't remember the differences between the one FoodTV sells and the "real" one, but it was something like the FoodTV one did not have a full tang or the blade was made in China instead of Germany or something like that. Whatever it was, I remember thinking it was a big scam FoodTV was trying to pull.
i could imagine those scumbags trying to pull the wool over our eyes.


German steel baby!!!!!!!!!!!


Are the best cooking knives all german steel?

heh.. my fam is from germany


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Given the way you are using a knife, you may want to consider a less expensive chef's knife. It will do what you need for a lot less money. Check out Chicago Cutlery and Forschner knives. They are highly rated but not very ***y. You get a lot for your money.
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