Finding a knife set can be work. People often go for expensive brands. However, they end up being extremely disappointed. This is because sometimes even the biggest of brands sell low quality products. One would think that it’s just buying a knife. It’s a bit more complex than that. Purchasing good quality, stable and long-lasting knives can be the best investment for your household stuff. So, what does one do? Well, read on to find out the best tips and tricks out there for purchasing the best knife set suitable for your kitchen.

1. Find A Budget Plan

The first step in buying anything is setting a budget for yourself. You can’t find the perfect knife set if you’ll be circling around different ranges and sets. Firstly, try narrowing down a price range you’d like to stay in. Some people have the luxury of being able to splurge on whatever knife set they get their hands on, whereas others like to stay within a certain range. Having a budget allows you to stay away from expensive sets that may cause you to change your budget. We’re sure you will be able to find something great within the price that you want. Stick with how much money you want to spend!

2. Consider A Type

What type of knife will suit my kitchen needs? The answer to this question lies within your cooking needs. You must have an answer before you actually go out to purchase the knife set. You see, knives come in different shapes, sizes and purposes. However, it is your job to do the research and find out which one would work best for you. Since we’re on the topic of knife sets in particular, you could choose one that has most of the options you like. For example, a range that consist of a multi-purpose knife, a chef’s knife and a carving knife, amongst other things.

3. Size Matters

This is an important matter to consider when purchasing kitchen knives. Like we said earlier, you may choose to either buy a ready-made knife set or you may choose to build your own by buying individuals. Purchasing individual knives to build your collection would stretch your budget. Plus, you have to choose what size range you’d like to stay in in order to find the exact same blade material and handle material for all of them. 

4. Touchy Feely

When you’re out buying knives, make sure to never settle the deal form just looking at the exterior packaging. Request the salesperson to let you touch the knife and observe it carefully. If you’re buying a set, touch and hold each one. Find the grip. Is it comfortable in your hand? Is the grip right? If these answers end up in a yes, then these knives are probably right for you! Also, feel the quality and inquire about it with the salesperson. After all, you want them to likely stick around.

5. Look for Steel

An important tip to remember is that the best of knives is made of a single piece of steel. Look for this in the joints and nooks of the knife. Does it have any loose joints or welding in between? This should be monitored especially in the hilt. The hilt is a fancy word for the handle of a knife or sword. The term haft is also used to describe this part of a knife. Coming back to the steel, look for it in the knife. If the product is of cheap quality, the hilt will be just thickly covered in poor plastic instead of proper steel joints.

6. Material of Blade

Like we said earlier, quality and material matter greatly. This does not solely depend on the brand though, as even some low-end brands have some spectacular knives. Firstly, you must consider the type of the blade. This can range from stainless-steel to ceramic blades. Also, consider the handles again. Choose a type that would work perfectly for you and not one that looks nice.

7. Heavy or Lightweight

Apart from the feel and grip of the knife, weighing it is quite crucial. This is not only for your convenience in using the product, but also because different sizes are used for different purposes. For instance, light knives are ideal for chopping with precision. They are used when cutting needs to be done in a fast manner. Heavier ones would be used in the case of solid foods or chunky food items.

8. Storage Concerns

Although most knife sets come with a form of storage, you must consider the options that would work for you. That part is easy. It is not as important to choose a specific type of storage container. You can pick whichever one appeals to you. However, it is just important to have one for your knives in the first place. Throwing your knives in random places in the kitchen won’t help anyone.

Published by Joseph Nicholls