Sharpen your knowledge. Expert Chowhounds weigh in on what knife to buy, how to clean and sharpen it, and how to improve your knife skills.

This Limited-Edition Made In Bread Knife Is on the Top of Our Holiday Shopping Lists

Made In—one of our favorite direct-to-consumer cookware brands—is heading into new territory. On Oct. 5, the cookware company is launching its first-ever, limited-edition bread knife, designed in partnership...

New Santoku Knife

by olunia 19 days ago

Hello Everyone, Looking at purchasing a new Santoku kitchen knife and really like the Wüsthof knives and most of the knives that I own are from the Classic line. I'm ready to upgrade and am l...

Fall and Winter Sales, Specials

by drrayeye 2 months ago

Here ae some opportunities to get us started: All Clad VIP seconds sale is going on right now. Looks interesting--but no spexcial bargains I noticed. Zwilling/Hencles has a Fall sale for Staub, ...

Favorite Kitchen Knife

by drrayeye 1 month ago

What's your favorite kitchen knife--and why? The why is the hard part. My favorite, the Miyabi 8" birchwood guyoto, is not the most frequently used--nor is it the most versatile--but it's my fa...

Handcrafted? Artisan? Bespoke? What am I doing??

by Eiron 9 months ago

These are the labels traditionally applied to hand-made items, but these days it seems like they're all just another selection of marketing terms. All Clad pans say they're Handcrafted in the USA. ...

Kanso Zhen Fusion Cleaver Shootout

by drrayeye 6 months ago

The Kanso 7” Asian Utility knife has already won acceptance in the American market—both in sales and in user ratings, but it is not a nakiri nor is it a cleaver—a perfect example of a fusion knife....

Shun dual core santoku user comparison

by drrayeye 3 months ago

Please refer to photo, left to right: Kai Seki Magoroku nakiri Shun Kaji santoku Shun dual core santoku Miyabi birchwood guyoto The nakiri is a home cook standard from Japan about thirty y...

How Should we Evaluate a Shun dual core Santoku?

by drrayeye 4 months ago

My collaborator/partner just got one for his birthday: https://www.amazon.com/Shun-VG0021-Santoku-7-inch-Knife/dp/B07C1Q99F2 I have quite a few patterned steel knives often called “damascus” ...

Should I restore this cleaver?

by Eiron 3 months ago

I received this cleaver to be sharpened. The owner said that it belongs to her grandmother (90-something years old) and that she uses it for everything from food prep to wood chopping. (!!) She als...

Mitigating oxidation transfer?

by Eiron 4 months ago

I was talking with a customer and he mentioned that he uses a carbon steel "chopper"-style knife for charcuterie presentation, but that he's having trouble with transfer of oxidation from the knife...

Advice on Wusthof Classic Ikon knives

by RickBehl 4 months ago

Hi, Would anyone have any advice about the Wusthof Classic Ikon knife set? I am a serious foodie who loves to cook and am looking for a good value set which will last me for a good few years. M...

Knife sharpening nightmares -- Knifemares?

by Eiron 4 months ago

One of the local Farmers' Markets recently sent out a community request for a knife sharpener to set up a stall. We have several sharpening businesses in town, but (apparently) none of them want to...

Knifemares #2 - the Rustic Chinese Cleaver!

by Eiron 4 months ago

This was another unbelievable situation. This time, it was damage from misuse rather than damage created by a ham-fisted so-called "sharpening specialist." The owner said her 12 yr old daughter had...

Introducing my Japanese Nakiri to my Chinese Cleaver

by drrayeye 1 year ago

Today's my birthday, and I'm spending part of it admiring my awesome new cleaver, trying it out--comparing it to my Seki Magoroku (now Kai Wasabi) nakiri. The nakiri I have was virtually forced on...

What appliances, cookware, and tools do you love to use?

by drrayeye 5 months ago

Unlike commercial facilities, home kitchens can be personal as well as practical. Here are some things I love in mine: Small appliances: Vollrath mirage portable induction unit with elabor...

Tell me about your kitchen utility knives

by drrayeye 5 months ago

The biggest difference between the pros, and home cooks like me is that we use utility knives--and they don't: at least, not on the job. I probably use my utility knives for more than half of m...

Cleaver VS Chefs knife

by CHSeifert 6 months ago

To all the cleaver users here, in what ways do you find the cleaver better than a chefs knife for daily tasks in a western kitchen? Why did you decide to use the cleaver as your daily knife over...

Is there a K on your Sabatier?

by Pertti 5 months ago

Over the weekend so far, I've spent a minute here and there looking at Sabatiers. Very interesting knives. I didn't know anything about them really, this is what wikipedia told me: "Sabatier ...

What’s your whetstone setup currently?

by CHSeifert 6 months ago

I’ve made some slight changes to my setup. When I sharpen my wife’s kitchen knives, well the ones I’ve given her from my collection, I use two cheapish 1000/3000 combination Wüsthof branded sem...

Claus - What Other Kitchen Appliances Do You Own?

by rei17 10 months ago

Hi Claus, we know you have an amazing array of top notch pots and pans. Also, knives ! What other kitchen appliances and brands do you have? Coffee/Expresso Maker ? Induction Top Cooking ? ...