We know for a fact that a lot of people took up baking last year with a lot of stores running out of baking essentials at one point. What a lot of people do not know is that a lot of people also starting cooking for themselves too, and a considerable number of people have improved and honed their skills. If you are one of the people that fell in love with or just got good at cooking during the past year, then you should buy something that will only strengthen your love for cooking, and that is a good chef knife. You can ask friends and family that work in the culinary world for recommendations, and you can scour through different reviews and blogs before making your decision.
A chef’s knife can be used for a variety of tasks ranging from disjointing your protein, cutting meats and, cutting and dicing vegetables, and so on. They are usually used to deal with medium to large-sized ingredients. The reason why we are pushing you to buy a more expensive knife as opposed to using random knives from different stores is that it completely optimizes how you manage your mise en place or prep time. A good chef’s knife will allow you to cut through different ingredients more quickly and efficiently, which will end up shaving off a lot of extra time that otherwise goes into cutting with random standard knives.
Good knives and how clean you keep your work surface drastically influence your prep time and work. So, if you are sick of taking forever to cut your ingredients, or you want to treat yourself to a useful tool, then buying your own chef’s knife should be on the top of your list of things to get done this week..