Kitchen Knife Review

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Welcome to Kitchen Knife Review! We are all about the humble Kitchen Knife (and its closely related cousins!), and we can help you understand and choose the perfect kitchen knife, as well as bring you hints and tips on how to use them properly and get the most out of them.

If you need help finding and buying a kitchen knife, no matter what your budget then you should check our buying guide which has all the information you need to make an informed decision, as well as listing a number of very good options for a range of budgets.

We here at love a good steak, and we're also partial to some top-end steak knives. However, you don't need to break the bank to have awesome steak knives that will impress. We show you some of the best steak knife ranges around to lead you to steak eating heaven. Read on »

Latest Kitchen News (our blog!)

Wusthof Household Scissors

Look like the German powerhouse of kitchen knife production, Wusthof, recently unveiled a range of household scissors - not just kitchen shears which we might expect but a range of four different types/uses of scissor the house. 

The three household scissors and the fabric scissors offer outstanding quality and durability and make safe, precise cuts. Re-sharpenable, corrosion-resistant stainless steel cutting blades make for consistent cutting results

They look pretty phenomenal so well worth having a look!

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Looking for new knives on Reddit

There's a good - and up to date - discussion over on Reddit on which entry level chef's knife to go for.  Of course everyone is weighing in with their own opinion, but this comment from Thereisnobathroom stood out as being quite interesting 

Remember, a lot of times the 300 dollar shuns from Williams and Sonoma are often times a much worse deal than carbon steel Japanese knives you can get for MUCH cheaper. Get a 1000 grit and 6000 grit whetstone, start with a cheap white #1 knife, and really teach yourself with the wonderful aid of the Internet how to sharpen. After sharpening steel like that, and going to cut something, you'll have a sharper knife than you could ever imagine. (I cook in a professional kitchen for a living so maybe that's why I'm obsessed haha) Regardless, getting a knife like that allows you to kind of build a relationship with it and make taking care of it a part of the cooking process

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It's not often that you'll find people challenge the status quo of some of the more established brands, but this shows that a little knowledge, skill and patience can get you a great knife experience at a fraction of the cost. 

Our view on the best OXO Salad Spinners

We've just done a quick wrap up of the best OXO Salad Spinners over here.

Misen Kitchen Knife Review

We've heard a lot this last few weeks about what may be the biggest disruption to the kitchen knife world since...ever.

Misen is a small New York based startup that blasted through their $25k funding target on Kickstarter for producing a $65 retail kitchen knife that will compete with the hundreds-of-dollars knives we see on the market from the likes of Shun and Global.  You should really watch their video - as an aside this is probably the most stirring video about a kitchen knife you'll ever see.  Whilst there's only a $25 benefit to backing them now, it seems a dead certain that this knife will go on and conquer the world.  It's such a high funding campaign that they should be well placed to execute on the manufacture process.

Needless to say, as soon as we are able to get it in our hands, we'll be giving it a thorough review!  In the mean time, take the word of Serious Eats:

Ladies and gentlemen, I am going to call it: This is the holy grail of inexpensive chef's knives. Incredible quality and design, high-end materials, perfect balance, and a razor-sharp edge.

That's right, $65 for a knife that can go head to head with my $180 Misono UX-10 or my $120 Wüsthof and come out the other end barely breaking a sweat.

Making the best Chefs Knife in the World

Cool video worth looking at over here of how Kramer knives are designed and forged.  A rare look at the complex process behind these awesome implements.

Made of stacked melted meteorite that looks more like Thor’s hammer and armed with the encyclopedic knowledge of knives and stunning skill from bladesmith Bob Kramer, these chef Kramer knives are among the finest in the world. This video of him, by Anthony Bourdain’s Raw Craft, features his process and it might be the most impressive knife making video I’ve ever seen.