Hi all. First off, I'm not a professional chef, just an at home mom who loves gourmet cooking. I have owned Global and love them, but our home was burglerized a year ago and they took ALL my knives from my magnetized knife holder. Guess someone knew what they were :/. Anyway, I'm looking to invest in good knives again. I loved my Globals but can't really afford their price tag at this time although I will buy one piece at a time if I have to. I was looking at the MAC site and saw the different series. My question is, which series would you recommend for a non professional that still wants good quality knives?
Also I'm not set on either MAC or Global, so if there is a better priced brand with the same quality, I'm all for it. I understand there's no set opinion for a "best knife maker" but I'd like help in brands to stay away from (ie, I hate Pampered Chef's knives and IMO they are bad quality for the high price) and what brand to start looking at. Thanks for your help :)