I’m going to let you see something few people have seen. Promise not to tell anyone? It’s my knife drawer and it’s a MESS!! You see, Jay and I didn’t register for knives when we got married. I can’t remember if we didn’t think of it or just didn’t think it was important…I’m not sure. All I know is we started off in our first apartment with a full set of silverware, plates, glasses, small appliances, and no knives (except for the butter knives that came with the silverware).
So we went out and picked up a set of steak knives and used those to cook with for way too many years. Eventually, we bought a house and started inviting people over for dinner. We figured that we’d better buy a few knives, but cheaped out and got them from either local yard sales or our local big box store bargain bin. Soon, we had a drawer full of knives – a bunch were duplicates, most I had no idea how to use, and many were not the best quality.
And all of that became THIS.
The sad part was, I had a drawer full of knives but still had a heck of a time slicing anything! The knives tore anything the least bit delicate to shreds – cutting tomatoes was a disaster. I figured having a few good knives could replace having a full drawer of so-so knives. And I was right!
Chicago Cutlery sent me three top quality knives to try out. I received the 8″ Chef knife, the 7″ Santoku, and the 5″ Partoku. Already I am kicking myself for not investing in good knives sooner!
I hope you’ll check back as I share how I am using these knives to make my cooking time more productive and less stressful. Next time I will even share a few recipes I’ve been making!
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.