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VABuckeye
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Kitchen Knives

What knives are considered essential for a kitchen set?

My family has started purchasing nice knives for me as part of my Christmas each year. So far I have a 6" utility knife, 5 1/2" chef's knife and two paring knives. These things are $$$ so while I will only get one or two a year I don't want to waste a year on a knife that isn't going to see use.

TIA for any information.


Woody
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re: Kitchen Knives
8" chef's knife
Fillet knife

Other items that may be very useful if you clean/dress whole fish or poultry are a good serrated blade and a good set of shears.


Tommy Patel
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wiltznucs
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8" chef's knife
Fillet knife


Right on, I use a Chefs knife for 90% of my cutting work and a 5-6" boning knife for about everything else. Maybe its just me and what I cook but I never seem to use a paring knife..


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4everfightintiger
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I scored the 6" Chef, paring and carving Wusthof's for Christmas. They must be a grade above the classic since they have walnut handles. By far the best gifts I received this year and will be used often. The wifey must have a dirty little secret because I know she dropped a pretty penny on them.


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MeridianDog
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re: Kitchen Knives
Just buy it and ask no questions.

Mine is 45 years old. My mom and dad have the same knife 60+ years old.

Carbon steel. I have a thousand dollars in knives including many recommended in this thread. This is my favorite for cutting a chicken, deboning, trimming meat, whatever.

Chicago Cutlery


Fillet knife

Fillet Knife

No telling how many times I've used this one in 45
years.
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BRgetthenet
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re: Kitchen Knives
3" clip point parer
3 1/8 Tapered parer
6" stiff, narrow boner
6" stiff, curved boner
6" wide boner
8" narrow filet knife
8" bread knife, scalloped edge
8" offset sandwich knife, scalloped edge
8" Chef's knife
10" Cimeter steak knife
12" Slicer, scalloped edge


wiltznucs
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re: Kitchen Knives
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6" stiff, curved boner


One of the few threads on TD where saying this wont be ridiculed...
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BRgetthenet
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I fully expected to hear it when I was typing it out.

But yeah, every kitchen needs a 6" stiff, curved boner.


wiltznucs
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re: Kitchen Knives
quote:

I fully expected to hear it when I was typing it out.

But yeah, every kitchen needs a 6" stiff, curved boner.




wickowick
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wiltznucs
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Final coat of finish went on my table last night. Gonna put in the granite tiles this evening. Should be ready by tomorrow night!


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TexasTiger05
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I absolutely love my cleaver, and use it more than most of my knives


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BRgetthenet
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I have mine hanging the other way. I've got the blade tip pointing to the ground.


CITWTT
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When did the OT posters decide to invade the genteel F&D board?


VABuckeye
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re: Kitchen Knives
Thanks for the replies so far. My kids have purchased Shun knives for me so I'll be sticking with that brand. I'm ordering a honing rod so I'll have it around when it is needed.

I know I want the carving set. I do use a carving knife several times a year. It seems from the responses that I should be looking at general all purpose knives.

Thanks again.


wickowick
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re: Kitchen Knives
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I know I want the carving set


+1, it is nice to have a long, sharp blade for carving. It doesn't get used that often, but very useful when I need it...


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Kajungee
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re: Kitchen Knives
Good Deal on some Shun Knives today only on Woot.

LINK

But I will stick with my Forschner Victorinox


BRgetthenet
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Was it something I said?


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wiltznucs
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Good Deal on some Shun Knives today only on Woot.


I've seen that deal pop up a time or two now. I've nearly squeezed the trigger a few times. That's $30 lower than you'll find the same set on Amazon. I just dont see the utility in that smaller serrated knife.


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