Whether you are a professional chef or just a keen home cook, owning a set of good quality kitchen knives is important when it comes to not only making your life that little bit easier but also honing your skills.
With the right tools, cooking can become enjoyable for anybody, and although some people who aren’t keen on spending a lot of time in the kitchen may balk at the idea of spending a little bit more on better knives, they are definitely an investment that is worthwhile.
Above and beyond simply being better to use, high-quality kitchen knives are also safer, and better value for money. Read on for our top 3 reasons you really should invest in a good set for your kitchen.
Food preparation becomes a breeze
A lot of people who don’t like cooking simply find it a chore chopping and preparing vegetables, but this is often down to using knives that are not up to the task.
A proper set of high-quality knives that are nice and sharp will slice through food much more easily. Chopping potatoes or filleting fish doesn’t need to take a long time or be hard work, you just need to use the right equipment!
You’ll find you can prep a lot quicker and spend less time in the kitchen, and will even improve the way your dishes taste! Food that has been cut poorly cooks unevenly, which can actually alter the taste.
Sharp knives are much safer to use
We spoke to Kitchen Knives who told us “a lot of people are afraid to use really sharp knives because they think they are more dangerous when in actual fact the opposite is true! A knife with a dull blade is far more likely to slip while cutting, and, as you will be using more force to try and cut than you would be with a sharp blade you are more likely to seriously injure yourself.”
A knife that is good quality will stay sharper for longer and will be easier to sharpen than a cheaper blade, so is a worthwhile investment.
Durability and value
A good quality set of knives may cost you a little more to buy initially, but they are well worth the investment. Not only will they be easier and safer to use, they will also last longer and need to be sharpened less often.
This can definitely save you money in the long run, as a decent chefs knife can last for decades if looked after properly. Check out this post from Learntocook.com to find out how to look after your knives properly to make them last a lifetime.
Good knives are made from far better materials, often high carbon steel, Damascus steel, or ceramics, which do naturally cost more but are certainly worth it over cheap materials.
We hope this has given you some inspiration as to why you really ought to invest in good quality knives to make your life in the kitchen a little easier.