No matter how you slice and dice it (tee hee), there is just no substitute for high quality cutlery. After attending a cooking event recently, and then returning home to use my cheap knives the following day, I was reminded of how true this is. A great, sharp knife can improve your cooking skills drastically.
Some people assume that the sharper the knife, the more dangerous it is, but the opposite is actually true. I have a nice scar on my pointer finger to prove that. Of course you can cut yourself with a sharp knife, but chopping using a dull knife forces you to exert more pressure and puts you at greater risk of having an accident. It’s kind of like shaving with a dull razor.
Other than being sharp, a knife should feel comfortable in your hand. Ergo Chef knives are engineered to be ergonomic and act as an extension of your hand. This is a feature that I feel really gives me the most control over whatever I am chopping. If you watch “Guy’s Big Bite” on television, chances are you have seen Guy Fieri using these knives.
The Birds Beak Parer is great for adding decorative touches to fruits and vegetables, but I have been using it to peel and dice fruit. The small size of this knife makes it easy to control and handle smaller fruits and vegetables. With all of the creative Thanksgiving side dishes you could make, I’d imagine this would be a great tool to have.
The knife that gets the most use around here though is the 8” Chef Knife with Hollow Ground Edge. Chopping knives can be quite heavy, but the hollow grounds cut into the blade here help give a lighter feel to this piece. You really see the ergonomic curvature in this knife.
These knives are so easy to use. I’m no pro, but I enjoy food prep with these Ergo Chef Pro Series beauties, and I’d love a few more for Christmas (hint, hint).
No compensation was received for this post. I received the products mentioned above so that I could put them to the test and write about my experience. All opinions are my own.