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Major splurge/prep


DenimDaze

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So I have been learning to make everything from scratch in the 15 or so months I have been busting my butt learning to prep. I've learned a lot, perhaps even doubling my knowledge of cooking.

 

I have been using a set of revere knives very similar to this: http://www.builderssquare.com/xp_12073652-...et_FR61107.aspx

 

 

 

So Sunday I bought a super nice set, one that will last me the rest of my life. Here they are.

 

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=14171

 

 

 

Yes, it was a LOT of money. But...for the rest of my life, I will be set. And I worry that I will not be able to do such a purchase in a year or five from now.

 

 

 

I think perhaps this set would have been quite good enough:

 

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=10855

 

Half the price and still a very nice set of knives. I'm not sure I'd be able to tell the difference between the 2 sets...I am a good cook, but I do not consider myself a chef.

 

 

 

I get them tomorrow. We'l see if I send them back for the ones half the price.

 

 

 

A good set of knives is very much something I need, but did I need the best of the best?

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I know what you mean...but look at it this way....it was not a frivilous purchase because it will serve you and your family well. No granted I didn't look at the link or the price but I say...NO GUILT.

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Those look like some seriuosly good knives. I just use a mish-mesh of knives and don't really have a good set at all. Be sure to let us know what you think of them.

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I confess - I'm a kitchen gadget geek. DH says I'm a snob, for I tend to have the right tool for the job.

 

Knives are SUCH an important part of a kitchen. I have two sets - one straight blades and one with a fine serrated edge.

 

I STILL don't have a big HUGE square butcher knife...or a Santoku...

 

Please don't feel guilty over the knives.

I'll apply DH's philosphy - "Buy the best, cry once."

 

Somehow though, I think the only crying you'll be doing is over the onions as you chop them!

 

Congrats on a lovely set!

 

:thumbs:

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Oh..good knives are a serious prep. We were lucky to be gifted with a good set of knives when we got married 20 years ago and they have stood up well to the many sharpenings we've subjected them to. When you are slicing your tomatoes with ease and cutting through meat like its butter, you will not regret this.

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