What makes knife sets so amazing? If you were to splurge money on the best kitchen knife sets, you really have to know what you’re looking for. Ask yourself whether you want the best 8 Piece knife set or do you want to purchase a low-cost but equally amazing 19 Piece knife set. Do you want a knife block set that looks pretty on your counter or do you want a chef knife boxed set that can be stored in your kitchen cabinet? The amount of knives and the brand will determine what you get. Remember, you only want what you’re really going to use.
There are many aspects to look out for. Listed below are some of them that you should take into consideration.
Amount of Knives
You should definitely consider the amount of knives you are getting. As I mentioned above about the 8-Piece and the 19-Piece knife set, the additional knives to a knife set are usually steak knives. Don’t get a big knife set if you’re under a specific budget because not only will you waste your money, you will miss out on trying better quality knives for the same price.
My suggestion would be to buy a normal 8-Piece knife set first since you’ll be using these knives more often. The knives that come with the 8-Piece knife set are customised to meet your daily needs. As for the additional steak knives, the Wusthof Classic Steak Knives Set will be a great addition if you’ve already purchased the Wusthof Classic 8-Piece Knife Set with Block. You won’t need to purchase any more knives after buying both of this.
Box Vs Block Set
A box knife set usually comes with five to six knives. This can be classified as a chef knife set compared to a normal kitchen knife block set. Obviously, it takes up much less space than a wooden block but there is also the eye-catching tempered glass block to hold up your knives. However, not many are a fan of it since the quality of the knives aren’t as great. At the end of the day, the knives matter more than the block.
Generally, invest in a wooden block as it protects the knives better. Make sure to dry them before inserting into the block. We wouldn’t want to spoil the block as well as our knives after spending money of them. If you’re in a rush, let the knives dry completely on their own. In this case, you would want to purchase high quality stainless steel knives that would last you.
Watch What You Eat
Nowadays, there are much more vegans than before. Logically speaking, they don’t need to purchase a big set of knives. Having a utility knife and a paring knife would be beneficial in their kitchen since they will be peeling a lot of vegetables and fruits. To save kitchen counter space and money, the Wusthof Classic 3-Piece Knife Set would be the best solution for them.