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.

The Best Budget Cookware Options That Mimic Expensive Pieces

Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel on how to care for all of it, the best recipes to make with every piece, and exclusive...

Fewer gadgets and smaller batterie

tim irvine
by tim irvine 28 days ago

JustCharlie posited “fewer gadgets and smaller the batterie the better.” While I’m blessed with too much nice stuff, I’m inclined to agree. As I look around the room and take note of what I actual...

Here's Your Chance... Anthony Bourdain's Meteorite Kramer

by kaleokahu 1 month ago

So, how high will it go? Considering people have paid >$10k for a Kramer simply not to have to wait in line for theirs to be made, I think the pre-auction estimate of $4-6k is a little low. Haw...

Ekco Eterna knives

by Hawashingtonian 2 months ago

I just picked up a 10" Ekco Eternal Chef's knife from Goodwill. The handle might need to be replaced and the edge is dull, but I can fix that. Anyone know if these are any good? I've never heard of...

Prime Day 2019 Hauls?

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

Well, we're halfway through... What have you found, and what's been sold out? Hurry!

Henckels Zwilling their collections so confusing

by toyopl 7 years ago

Me and my fiance are buying our first home this year and we're starting to collect some necessary cookware. We're set on Henckels flatware and would like to match Henckels knives, we're just that ...

Anyone recognize this?

by airdriedevon 4 months ago

I bought this beat up old knife for $10, I was wondering if anyone recognizes this brand.

3000-6000 grit whetstone

by bloodboy 5 months ago

My niece has the below knives: - Tojiro Shirogami ITK Gyuto 210mm - Miyabi Mizu SG2 kit (3.5‑in Paring Knife & 8‑inch Chef's Knife) She has this 1200 grit whetstone: https://www.amazon.com/...

Thiers Issard cleaver vs CCK

by bloodboy 5 months ago

From what I've read, CCK seems to be the best for cleavers and TI produces very good knives but I haven't seen any threads here discussing Thiers Issard (TI) cleavers. So, I was wondering would you...

Best boning knife (ability to sharpen?)

by bloodboy 5 months ago

I'm looking to add some more knives to my niece's collection. I seem to recall her mentioning a boning knife in passing one day so I am looking for the best one available. Currently, she has this o...

Need to replace my Santoku. Hoping to spend $100 or less

by middleagedfoodie 8 months ago

Our garbage disposal ate our Henckel Santoku. I have a regular chef knife which I had before I got a Santoku years ago. I prefer the feel of a Santoku for chopping over a chef's knife. Should I rep...

Cleaver or knife for winter squash?

by Cam14 2 years ago

The 8" Chef's knife often gets stuck when cutting into acorn squash or other hard winter squash. Half the time I end up cooking the squash before cutting it in half. But I prefer to bake it with ...

Japanese knives

by hedge_hog 7 months ago

I'm going to Japan soon, and am considering buy a couple of knives. My wife cooks Chinese food at home while I occasionally help with chopping and prepping. We currently have a cheap chef's knife a...

Single or Double Blade Mezzaluna?

by JQ32 8 months ago

I'm looking to purchase a Wusthof 7" mezzaluna, but cannot decide between the single and double blade version. The double blade version is more expensive and looks like it can get the job done more...

Winter 2019, Cookware Deals & Delights [Old]

by pinkmagnolia921 10 months ago

Let's continue the conversation here for the new year. 2018 posts: - Winter https://www.chowhound.com/post/2018-cookware-deals-delights-1068356 - Spring https://www.chowhound.com/post/spring-...

Made in China Kitchen Knives: getting objective product information

by drrayeye 7 months ago

Time was we went to look at kitchen knives up close and personal--got to hold them or even cut up a few carrots with one. It still happens sometimes with a limited range of knives--especially at S...


by penrichardson 7 months ago

I had purchased three Wusthoff Classic Icon knives for my son for Christmas- a 9" serrated bread, 3.5" Paring and 7" Santuko knife, hoping that would take care of all of his needs. I asked for fee...

Three dollar knives?!?

by travelerjjm 9 months ago

Brandless.com has a Santoku and a Nakiri for $3 each. At that price, is it likely they can even hold an edge? Have any of you tried any of the knives from them?

Need help selecting knives

by rekh 1 year ago

I am looking to replace me cheap knife set, was looking and the Shun knives and my online searches always kept coming up with people saying that I could do better... Looking for suggestions. The ...