Friday, February 22, 2013

A Kitchen Investment

My husband and I are in the market for some really good kitchen knives. We've been dealing with not-so-great knives for a long time and we've decided to invest in some better ones. After all, we both love to cook so they will get a lot of use, and high-quality knives last a lifetime.

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!


  1. We received a Wusthof set as a wedding gift, and we love it.

  2. 4?! Wow! I wonder how you decided which one to keep...

  3. Lucky you! I think Wusthof is where we are leaning so far.

  4. I I could use a good set of kitchen knives - we went the affordable route when we first got married and now wish we would have invested in a good set.

  5. That's a tricky thing, deciding when to go affordable and when to invest. Maybe hint to your husband next time you have a birthday or anniversary coming up?!


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