One of the most important tools you can have in the kitchen is a good knife. Finding the knife that is just right can be a hard chore. I have a drawer full of all shapes, sizes and brands that just didn’t feel quite right so went into the great knife abyss of a never opened drawer. Never to be seen or heard from again. I am so excited to have been chosen as a Chicago Cutlery Ambassador. All the advice, tips and tricks…PRICELESS!
I am LOVING all three of the babies. And oh my goodness, the handles!! They fit perfectly in my hand and it feels natural, not awkward and gawky like some that I have. Sharp, sleek…I just get giddy thinking about them.
I grew up in a right-handed family and in a right-handed world…and am left-handed. It always took me a little longer to learn skills…and some I never mastered. Like when my grandmother tried to teach me to knit. Then she decided it was a hopeless endeavor and asked me never to ask to learn again. Knife skills were also a little hard to learn, and everyone always told me I was using the knife wrong, that I cut backwards, and that one of these days I was going to cut my hand off. Well, it hasn’t happened yet, I have adapted and learned the what works for me. It still looks awkward to others, but hey…I still have both my hands! I hope I learn some tips and skills from the great folks at Chicago Cutlery that can save me time and make chopping, peeling and cutting even easier. And if I do, I will pass them along to all of you!
Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santoku Knife
Have you ever looked up a recipe and thought “Oh, that sounds good” but then passed it by because of some of the skills it required to make? Yeah, me too. And I rarely use fresh herbs because I am never sure how to cut them up. I always use the dried stuff. It also makes me feel inadequate to watch all the chef’s on TV dicing and chopping away. What takes them minutes seems to take me hours.
Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Chef Knife
And which knife do you use for what???
That is always something that I wonder. My favorite knife is the Santoku, always has been. Chef Knives seem large and daunting to me and I feel awkward using them. The funny thing is, the Santoku is about the same size. I guess it is just a personal preference. So when do you use a Santoku? A Chef’s Knife? A utility knife? These are some of my questions that I will be asking. My sister was watching me cut tomatoes once and told me I was using the wrong knife, that you should always use a scalloped/serrated knife. I thought those were for bread.
Chicago Cutlery Scalloped Utility Knife
I am so looking forward to bringing you more information about Chicago Cutlery and their line of DesignPro Knives, answering some of the questions that I have thrown out there and I would love to help find answers to some of your burning questions that involves knives. Just leave any that you have in the comments below. You can find out more about all the different knives in the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives on Amazon.com
I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.