I know that a lot of you, lovely readers, know your way around the kitchen, so I thought I would ask about your knife-buying and knife-using experiences. We need some advice!
We haven't decided if we will buy a set or buy them one at a time. We do know that we want to wait for a good deal, perhaps a sale of some kind. And we don't really need too many--a few paring knives, a chef's knife, a bread knife, and a mid-sized knife would probably be perfect. Also, most sets include a counter-top knife block, which I don't really care for (I'd prefer to find one that fits in a drawer), which is another consideration for us.
Right now, we're looking at the two famous German knife brands--Wusthof and Zwilling J.A. Henckels. Do you own any of these knives? Or have another favorite brand? Did you buy a set? Do you know of a good place to buy? We are in "research" phase so please do share!