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post #1 of 11
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Hey recently i found out i have an allergy problem with flour:/ So i have changed my diet and been cooking alot lately. So much that i update all my cookware. I purchased a used Victorinox 40520 Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife at a flea market for 10 bucks. Awesome knife so far but i want to update my knife ware. I purchased a Chicago cutlery set for 60 bucks that i found was horrible. The knives were light weight, flimsy and very cheap. Was hoping i could get some advice on a good set to start out with thats not gonna break my pocket too much.

post #2 of 11

Victorinox Fibrox and Rosewood series are about as cheap as you can go and still get decent knives. 

 

Good knives are more about sharpness than the knives themselves.  You'll need to figure out how much money time and trouble you're willing to spend on the effort.

 

BDL

post #3 of 11
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Well my price rage is between $150 - $200

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Honestly you don't need a "set", but you should invest in a couple knives for your everyday kitchen use and then add knives as you see fit. The average home cook will need a total of 3 knives. First is a chef knife, depending on what you feel comfortable with but around 8" to 10" is average for a home cook. Second is a good pairing knife for all those little jobs and finally a good bread knife (even though you have an intolerance to flour) it is used for much more than just slicing bread.

 

Choosing a knife is based on a lot of things, but most important is how it feels in your hands. play with the knife in the store, you'll spend hours testing and trying out new shoes, why wouldn't you do the same with a knife? 

 

At the end of the day it doesn't matter the brand you buy because every chef in here will give you a different answer on the best knife, just make sure it's a quality knife, quality brand and above all you fall in love with it.

post #5 of 11
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Thanks smile.gif I purchased some different knives at cutleryandmore.com hope they are good.
post #6 of 11

wow... just wow

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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Moosepress View Post

Hey recently i found out i have an allergy problem with flour:/ So i have changed my diet and been cooking alot lately. So much that i update all my cookware. I purchased a used Victorinox 40520 Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife at a flea market for 10 bucks. Awesome knife so far but i want to update my knife ware. I purchased a Chicago cutlery set for 60 bucks that i found was horrible. The knives were light weight, flimsy and very cheap. Was hoping i could get some advice on a good set to start out with thats not gonna break my pocket too much.

...it's good to try a few different brands in-store if you can...even if you ultimately purchase online.There is a lot of selling jargon which is usually founded in myth-in regards to knives.Sure,there are the good,the mediocre and the bad...but you don't have to go shelling out mega spondoolies for something your going to use once in a while,nor because someone has said that a certain knife is the be-all and end-all...it's a simple mantra...it is what suits YOU...look for ease of use to suit your hand(s),the hardness of the steel,and having a knife that is made from a single sheet are all plus-points,amongst others...but in the end it is what you prefer.

 

Hope your new set does the job.

post #8 of 11
I use Chef Knives To Go for advice and purchases. Mark offers great service.
post #9 of 11
Forschner knives are very good knives and also inexpensive. Don't get caught in the trap of thinking that knives need to have a high cost in order to be good knives. Just for the heck of it you might try thrift shops also, I've run across Henckels at the Good Will before.
post #10 of 11
What did you end up buying, and what are your thoughts on the knives?

I'm still humbled by your ability to make the decision in only three days as I know I was into at least four weeks before I had pulled the trigger on my first buy after finding this site smile.gif

 

"love my country" but "fear my government"  Something is just wrong with this

 

 

 

Looking for info on entry level J-knives? Need help on finding the most bang for your buck? Hope you enjoy learning from the info here, I know I did!

http://www.cheftalk.com/t/63213/tojiro-dp-f-809-240mm-g...

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"love my country" but "fear my government"  Something is just wrong with this

 

 

 

Looking for info on entry level J-knives? Need help on finding the most bang for your buck? Hope you enjoy learning from the info here, I know I did!

http://www.cheftalk.com/t/63213/tojiro-dp-f-809-240mm-g...

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post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by LennyD View Post

What did you end up buying, and what are your thoughts on the knives?

I'm still humbled by your ability to make the decision in only three days as I know I was into at least four weeks before I had pulled the trigger on my first buy after finding this site smile.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by MichaelGA View Post

wow... just wow

 

I'm just a little less wowed and humbled as I made a similar impulsive/rash jump when I finally decided it was time for new knives, though just a little less so however since joining this forum did instantly make me more contemplative in such matters.

 

Rick

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