Follow us:

Cookware 5

Looking to buy a new knife

MaximilianKohler | Apr 9, 201408:56 PM

So I was using a $10 knife from walmart that looked a lot like this:

I decided to upgrade and saw that this victorinox knife ( seemed popular and got great reviews, so I bought it.

I'm not a huge fan though. The grooves that the walmart knife has really help with stopping food from sticking to the side of the knife. This really helps to keep what you're slicing together so you can easily turn it and slice it the other way.

Secondly, I find that the shape of the end/point of the cheaper knife leads to fewer accidental pokes of your hand, and I don't really see any reason to need a pointy end like the Victorinox has.

Thirdly, it doesn't seem especially sharp, or keep it's sharpness for especially long.

The only pro I find is the shape and thinness of the knife which makes it feel very nice in your hand and is enjoyable to wield. Is this really the only benefit from paying 4x more for this knife?

I gave my $10 knife away to goodwill already so I'm looking to buy another knife... any thoughts/info/suggestions? I'm thinking I might just go to target and pick out a similar knife to my first one.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›
Log In or Sign Up to comment

Recommended from Chowhound

Plan your meals around fall premieres with TV Guide