If you love being in the kitchen, you’ve probably already got a favorite spoon or utensil you use each time you cook. The reality is, no matter how many appliances or things you have, we don’t use half of what we buy in the kitchen. We always go back to the favorites, no matter how old and ugly they are.
For a long time I’ve held that only two other things are required in the kitchen, an immersion blender and a good knife. Now, there are ways you can get around not having an immersion blender. But if you’re cooking multiple meals a day – having a good knife is key and something everyone should absolutely have in their kitchen tool kit. The problem? The cost of the good knives. They can range from $50 all the way up to hundreds of dollars.
While we have a few good knives on our knife bar, we’re always open to trying out another kind. And this year when Kuma Knives reached out and asked if we wanted to try out their chef knife we jumped at the chance. The beautiful knives are a piece of art before they’re out of the box, and they are at a much more affordable price point than most of their competitors.
The eight inch knife is razor sharp right out of the box and cuts smoothly through anything we put it through. The 3Cr13 stainless steel blade is soft yet durable, making it some of the easiest steel to sharpen. It handles corrosion well and resists various acids in daily use. During production the metal is tempered with careful timing to produce a fine balance between toughness and sharpness retention. It should still be hand washed and handled with care of course.
If you are in the market for a new knife or need to upgrade your kitchen tool kit without breaking the budget, a Kuma knife is a great place to start. You’ll be amazed at the difference just one knife can make in your ever day cooking.