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Friday, January 1, 2010

Penny Pinching Tip #6: Good Quality Knives

Over the last few months, people have commented on the sharpness of my knives. In truth, I think it's more the dullness of their knives that have prompted their comments, so I just wanted to do a short post on kitchen safety.

Penny Pinching Tip #6: Invest in good quality knives to avoid spending money on ER bills.

Sharp knives are dangerous and you do need to watch your fingers, but dull knives are even more of a hazard in the kitchen. With a dull knife, you need to use more pressure in order to cut, and it is more likely to slip while you are cutting. So protect your fingers! They're the only ones you've got.

I'm definitely not at a point where I can afford a set of good quality chef's knives, but it really is worth it to buy good quality, sturdy knives (honestly, mine are from Ikea, but they are still sharp and not flimsy). When your knives get dull, if you can't sharpen them, replace them. Your fingers will thank you profusely.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Ally said...

good quality knives can be found at places like marshalls, tjmaxx, etc. they are inexpensive and you can find quality brands like calphalon or even henkels if you get lucky!

January 1, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger David said...

A lot of people forget Passover in this calculation - a few years ago we got a couple of good knives for passover, and it's made a huge difference in how much we enjoy the holiday, especially given the number of large meals in that time...

January 1, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Eliezer Gamerman said...

I used to sell Cutco knives when I was in college and, darned if those weren't the best knives I'd ever owned. They just glided through everything, without the slightest pressure needed. Still going strong all these years later. And really sturdy, since the blade goes all the way through. Would love to see someone, just once, make a challah board set with a decent knife.

February 9, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

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