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.

Thursday Tips: My Spring Cleaning

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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!