Picking up the best chef knife for my cooking

Being a professional chef with a career spanning almost 10 years, I have come across many chef’s knives. Some of them are very nice and useful while others are what I would call terrible. Today, I am going to share with you my story with the faith that you will find a chef knife that will work perfectly for you. However if you’re interested in picking up the best knife set look at chef knife review.

Let’s start with a brief introduction on the importance of a Chef’s knife. A Chef knife is the workhorse of the kitchen. It is the most versatile german styled knife that you’ll ever use. A chef knife can be used for disjointing poultry, slicing vegetables and even taking apart a huge chunk of meat.

As much as Chefs over the world love their knives, that’s not a single knife that is more popular than the Chef’s knife. If you had to buy one good knife for your kitchen, go all out for a chef’s knife. It will be the knife you use the most anyway.

Wusthof Classic Chef Knife

I acquired this knife last year and what I can say about it is that it is just amazing. Everything from its 8 inch size to its sharpness is just perfect for my restaurant’s culinary purposes; Jim (one of my hired co-chefs) commends me like every day for getting this knife. He says that all he has to do is lift the knife over the hardest of food items and the knife does the rest of the job as though cutting through cheese on a nice summer afternoon. For such excellent quality, I would say that this knife is quite worth the high price.

Messermeister Chef Knife

This knife is also 8 inch in size and perfect for use both at home and in my restaurant. It is actually one of the two knives we use at home and my wife says it is just amazing. This knife may be big, but it’s not too big to hold; it’s just perfect to grip. Occasionally, we roast meat at home. The Messermeister chef knife is primarily the tool I use to cut the roast meat into small bits that my family can handle with ease. As a matter of fact, I am even considering wrapping a new knife of this kind into a nice gift pack for my parents the next time I travel to Texas.

Shun Chef Knife

shun knife

I received this knife last summer as a gift from my wife’s dad. The most stunning thing about this knife is its fancy style; it looks like the case of the knife Arthur gifted his half-sister on her birthday in the series Merlin. This chef knife’s goodness doesn’t just stop there; I have tested it on almost every ingredient and it never at once let me down.

So there you go, the 3 chef knives that will make cooking great.

A Masticating Juicer That Your Whole Family Will Love!

Juicer that lasted me for more than 5 years

Masticating juicers are really famous these days, and not getting one should be considered a cardinal sin. They are extremely efficient, and do the job better than normal centrifugal juicers. So, before we recommend you one, why should you get it?

Buying juicers is not an inexpensive purchase. After getting more than 5 juicers, all of which are now broken, I decided to help other people get the machine they love that will last them for a long time. So, I searched all the online and local marketplaces, and left no stone unturned. I searched in countless factory outlets of companies like Braun, Philips and others only to get disappointed. However, I accidentally stumbled upon this machine at (http://eurojuices.com) that has lasted me for more than 5 years, and has never once gone for maintenance. Now to keep the suspense low, the machine is the “Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center JuicerAs the title says, this juicer is so good that your whole family will love it. It is slow, as it is a masticating juicer, but the quality of the blended fruit or vegetable is really good, and it doesn’t sacrifice any nutrients or taste for good blending.

The best thing about this juicer is its appearance. It looks sturdy and is incredibly solid, but is very ergonomic which makes it easy and comfortable to hold, apparently because it is one of the most expensive masticating juicers currently in the market. Another good thing is that it has fewer parts than other juicer machines, which makes cleaning and pulling it apart extremely easy. It is also dishwasher safe, and by being dishwasher safe, I mean the parts are dishwasher safe, so don’t put the whole machine in the washer, or you’ll be crying over split milk in the next few minutes after that!

The main drawback is the size of the chute. Measuring to be 1.5 inches, it is good, but isn’t good enough for large and bulky fruits, so you’ll have to cut them before juicing. But they manage to rectify that with a warranty that covers a long duration. It is backed with a 15 year warranty, but won’t be that much helpful as the machine is so well-made that it will be very rare for it to break down or malfunction.

It is praised both by critics, Amazon and local market vendors, so if you are planning to get one for yourself and your family, don’t hesitate for even a bit as this is your best bet!


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My First Breville Espresso Machine

From the Italians we get the highly applauded Breville espresso maker which seems to have captured the attention f so many people who can all agree that this one is the king. I got my first super automatic espresso machine back when I was working for a writing firm. I had quotas to fill and not much time to do it.

Best Espresso Machine For Me

There is something about the taste of coffee that is good that will make you recognize bad craftsmanship when you taste bad coffee. Therefore, I saw the need to get a coffee maker that was the best in the market.

The Search For The Perfect Espresso Maker

After asking around from the sellers to the users of these machines, I found that they all either had some machine recommended by a friend. Most of them were settling for less and because that’s not what I do, I decided to go a little ‘nuts’ with the research.

I finally found it nestled in the shelves of the mall. The standout design and the way that the Breville espresso machines looks just sets it apart. You can tell that you are looking at an ingenious espresso machine. That was the first time I got the machine.

Why I Sing So Much About Breville Espresso Machines?

Whenever my friends get around to the topics of espresso and coffee makers, they always say that I sound like am pitching the Breville machine so much, like I am trying to sell it to them. Well, I can partially attribute that to the fact that I love the machine.

The other thing is that I have taken the time to walk around the offices and serve myself coffee from anything other than Breville just for comparison. Maybe it’s my tongue or palate that has gotten used to really god coffee but everything else, while good, seems to lack a vital ingredient that gives you the zing.

My Review Of The De’Longhi ECAM28465M

Once in a million years, someone will hit a jackpot, get millions of dollars, and then keep wondering where to spend it. If you are that someone, and are an avid coffee lover, you know what to do. Buy a Super-automatic Espresso Machine!!! They are super expensive, with the cheapest one starting from a thousand dollars, and others gradually making their way up the price range because of their usefulness and professional barista-like results. So, question is, which one should you buy? Well, to decide that, you have to research the internet and get some opinions, and assuming that you are reading this, you want to get mine too, so dig into my one of my super automatic espresso machine reviews and find if this is the one for you.

The De Longhi Espresso Machine Of Dreams

The De’longhi ECAM28465M is made by De’longhi (duhh!), one of the most widely regarded and famous company in the market of coffee machines and espresso makers, and this Super Automatic Espresso Machine tops their charts because of its durability and efficiency.

Aesthetics And Appearances Of The Espresso Maker

The machine is made of stainless steel, which looks very sleek and organized, and everything is cramped together in a small package, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. Many times I accidently hit my coffee cup on the frother wand, but I understand the reason why it is placed so closely. Why? Because it is a fully-automated machine, which means that you don’t need to do anything, and even don’t have to move the wand. So, the placing of the wand just beside the main pourer is a good idea.

Huge Water Reservoir For Your Caffeine Filled Goodness

The best thing about this machine is that it has a reallllyyyy big water tank, which can hold up to 2 litres of water. That is enough to fill at least 20 cups of coffee! The whole machine is controlled by the LED touchscreen, although there are buttons present as well for the old school people. A memory function is also present, and can save up to 5 settings for your favourite coffee. That LED screen makes the whole espresso maker look like a technological space coffee maker, and is pretty slick considering it does nothing.

Perfection Is Hard To Come By

The thing I criticize the most is the absence of filters for the coffee, as they are a must for baristas like me, and the complicated instructions in the manual. They make you feel like you are defusing a bomb instead of just selecting your required coffee. But once you get a hang of it, everything will be fine.

So, the whole review in a nutshell is that this machine is perfect for pros like me. The coffee made by the machine tastes wonderful, and the large variety of options makes this espresso maker stand out from the rest of its competitors!

Thursday Tips: My Spring Cleaning

If you’re new ’round here, welcome! Every Thursday we link up with some special industry pros to bring you a post chock full of tips to keep you on top of your game. If you’re a bride to me and missed last week’s post, jump over, you won’t want to miss it! And don’t forget to visit my other friends listed at the bottom of this post who are also sharing Thursday Tips!

As promised, this week is ALL about Spring cleaning. For those of you who don’t get to experience spring in April, hang in there! I’m sure warmer days are just around the corner for you. For everyone else, can we all breathe a collective sigh of relief that the sunshine has returned? I just love being able to work with the windows open!

Alright, enough day dreaming, let’s get to it!

Spring seems to light a little fire in all of us that it’s time not only to dust the cobwebs off of our beach gear but it’s also time to get our house feeling fresh, clean and ready for the warmer days! I’ve got some simple tips to help you get going this Spring.

{one} Lemons. I could end the post after this one tip because lemons are just that good. I use them EVERYWHERE when I clean. For instance :: If my dishes need a little sprucing up and the normal scrubby isn’t doing it, I half a lemon, sprinkle a little baking soda on the fruit and use it to scrub the dishes followed by the countertops. AND don’t you dare throw lemon peelings away! Put them in your disposal and run it with a little hot water for an instant kitchen refresh! So handy!

{two} Shark it! My house is 90% tile flooring so mopping is a beast. My life was forever changed the day we got a Shark pocket steamer. If you have any type of hard surface flooring, I highly recommend this product. No sticky residue, no strong smells, just straight up clean. I do dab a bit of lemon essential oil on the cleaning pad when I use it to fill my home with a fresh scent to go with the fresh feel since there are no cleaning solutions used with the Shark. It truly is a lifesaver.

{three} FlyLady. Overwhelmed? I know the feeling. The best thing to remember about cleaning is that the house didn’t get dirty all in one day so it doesn’t make sense to clean it all in one day. Enter Fly Lady. No nonsense advice that gets you to a clean house and keeps you there. I don’t follow Fly Lady daily but any time I find myself overwhelmed with where my house is, I plug into the site, follow the steps, and get back on top of things. I know multiple people that follow the Fly Lady program religiously and, let me just tell you, I love going to their houses. Not just because they are always clean, but because they are comfortably clean… you following me? There was no rushing around, stuffing things in drawers, and lighting a million candles in hopes that no one notices the protruding clothes hamper. It’s balanced and managed.

Alright friends, I hope these tips get you off to a great spring cleaning start! I’d love to hear you chime in with cleaning tips of your own so leave them in the comments!