Choosing the right set of knives to suit your needs
Having the appropriate knife set can expedite and simplify food preparation, offering a range of knives for all your daily cutting needs in the kitchen. Our collection comprises steak knife sets for carving cooked meat, standard sets for chopping, dicing, peeling, and other tasks, as well as advanced sets with specialty knives from the most reputable brands to fulfill more intricate requirements.
Various options of knife sets to select from
From a simple two-piece knife set to an all-inclusive set with a wooden block for storage, choose the most suitable knife set for your requirements by taking into account:
- Different types of knives - Determine if you need only the fundamental knives, like a chef's knife, paring knife, and bread knife, or if you require specialized knives, such as a filleting knife, Santoku knife, and cleaver. Consider the types of food you usually prepare.
- Number of knives in the set - This pertains to the quantity of knives included in each set. Our selection ranges from two knives to comprehensive 13-piece sets that include additional tools like kitchen shears.
Different knives explained
Take a look at some of the frequently used knives for household and commercial purposes:
- Cook's knife: A versatile kitchen knife that can handle a variety of tasks.
- Japanese knives: These knives are lighter and sharper than European knives. The most common type is the Santoku knife.
- Vegetable knife: A knife designed for cutting and dicing vegetables.
- Paring knife: A small knife with a sharp blade, used for peeling and cutting small fruits and vegetables.
- Utility knife: A knife designed for chopping and dicing medium-sized foods.
- Serrated knives: These include bread knives and steak knives, and they have a serrated edge for neatly cutting through soft foods.
- Carving knife: A knife used for carving large cuts of cooked meat.
- Boning knife: A flexible and narrow knife used for deboning meats.
- Filleting knives: Long, thin, and flexible knives used for cutting around delicate fish bones.
- Cheese knife: Knives with different shapes and sizes for cutting different types of cheese.
- Cleaver: A knife with a wide rectangular blade for chopping through meat bones and cartilage.
Factors to consider when buying a knife set
To help you choose the right knife set, consider the following factors:
- Material: Knife blades can be made from high carbon stainless steel, carbon steel, ceramic, or titanium. High carbon stainless steel is strong, durable, and rust-proof.
- Weight: The ideal weight of a knife will depend on your personal preference. A good knife should have some weight to it, but not so much that it strains your hand.
- Comfort: Look for a knife with a handle that is comfortable to grip. The knife should feel like a natural extension of your arm.
- Balance: A well-balanced knife will have equal weight distribution between the handle and the blade.
- Tang: A full tang knife has a metal extension down the entire width of the handle, while a partial tang knife does not. Full tang knives are heavier and more balanced.
- Handle type: You can choose from plastic, left-handed, and wooden handles made from different types of wood. Wooden handles may require oiling, while those with a plastic coating are protected from moisture.