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Chef knife sets

Chef Knife Set

Having a full Chef knife set in your kitchen is always more advantageous than having one or two pieces of knives that are used for multi-purposes. The whole purpose behind having a chef knife set is to enable you to use the specific knives for the specific purposes. Well, this will definitely add a lot of value to chores you perform in the kitchen.

It would be a good choice if we have reasonable number of knives in the knife set that are useful in our regular chores in the kitchen. If we buy a knife set which has about 15 to 20 pieces of knives then some of the knives in the set may not be useful to us on regular basis, all such knives could be prone to rusting due to no regular maintenance. With regard to price also, it’s better to choose the knife set of the medium range price which may have optimum value for money.

The basic knives which we would need in our kitchen generally are paring knife, chef’s knife, bread knife, slicing knife and utility knife, also addition of honing steel, kitchen shears and knife block set completes the package. If you need any specific knives other than these knives then it’s better to buy in pieces or look for a set which has all the desirable knives you would like.

Chef knife set is a go-to-thing when you are a person who gives importance to every small details of cooking methods. We have flagged up some good kitchen knife sets below for your consideration.

Victorinox 8-Piece Knife Set

The knife set includes 4 inch paring Knife, 6 inch boning Knife, 8 inch chef’s Knife, 8 inch bread Knife, 10 inch slicing Knife, 10 inch sharpening steel, kitchen shears and slant hardwood block. All knives are  hand finished at Victorinox in Switzerland by skilled craftsmen. The blades are made of high carbon stainless steel which provides maximum sharpness and edge retention. The edge of the blade can be resharpened over and over again as the steel is treated with a special multi-step tempering process. Victorinox handles are ergonomically designed to minimize wrist tension. The cutlery in the set is dishwasher safe, although hand washing is recommended. This knife set made in Switzerland, comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star 7-Piece Set

This knife set includes 4 inch paring knife, 5 inch santoku knife, 5 inch serrated utility Knife, 8 inch chef’s Knife, 9 inch sharpening steel, twin L shears, and a hardwood Block. The blades are made from high carbon stainless steel. They are very sharp and easy to sharpen on honing steel. The handles are made of polypropylene which provides a comfortable non-slip grip. The manufacturer of this knife set is based in Germany and they are known for their craftsmanship, sharpness and versatility.  The cutlery in the set is dishwasher safe, though hand washing is recommended.

Wusthof Classic 7-piece Slim Knife Set

The knife set includes 3.5 inch paring Knife, 5 inch serrated utility knife, 6 inch Kiritsuke prep knife, 8 inch bread knife, 8 inch chef’s knife, come-apart kitchen shears and 6 slot slim design wood knife block. Each knife is precision forged and fully tanged from a high carbon stainless steel with bolster to add balance and weight. The Traditional triple-riveted handle is made of highly durable Polyoxymethylene which resists fading & discoloration. The new Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) enhances the blades sharpness by 20%, and will last twice as long. Handwash is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany, comes with limited lifetime warranty.

Shun Classic 7-Piece Block Set

This knife set includes 8 inch chef’s knife, 9 inch bread knife, 3.5 inch paring knife, 6 inch utility knife, sharpening steel, taskmaster shears and 11 slot bamboo block. VG-10 is the main element of the each blade, then it’s clad with the Damascus stainless steel. The blades are very sharp and has great edge retention. The blades are thinner and light-weighted compared to other European knives, though they are very sharp. The care should be taken while cutting the hard object as it’s edge may chip. Hence it’s better to use chef’s knife which can be used for multi-purpose. The taskmaster shear has a great utility considering its multi-purpose features in it. Every handle is made of strong and durable Pakkawood which offers a comfortable grip. Handwash is recommended. Made in Japan, come with limited lifetime warranty.


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