Here, you’ll find ONLY the items I have purchased and used in my kitchen. Each item includes a custom description as to why I’m in love. As I continue to purchase and use items that I feel comfortable recommending to my fellow creators I’ll be sure to update. The fact that you’re taking the time to check out my recs means the world!
Deciding to put this one together was a tricky one for me… considering the abundant advice I provided about NOT purchasing knives online in my Kitchen Knives Explained guide. BUT. I’m simply providing you with the information about my knives. At least you can make note of them and go check them out in person! I’d strongly recommend you take a look at my guide before making any purchases, whether they end up being online or in person.
Even though I LOVE this knife, I'd encourage you to read by Kitchen Basis How To on Knives before purchasing any knife 🙂 Even one that I love!
If I was forced to pick 2 knives for the rest of my life. This is one of those 2. While I LOVE my chefs knife, this girl makes sliding through slices a breeze. It fits perfectly in my hand. Is well balanced. Even after years of daily use, I'd still pick her every single time.
Now this was a knife I laughed at. At first. And then I started using it. And then I fell in love. Easily in my top 4 go to knives on a daily basis. Just the right size for quick minces and dices, for garlic and green onion. Lightweight with stellar slicing and rocking abilities. I can't imagine whipping my way around the kitchen without her. Think pairing knife meets utility knife. BOOM.
To be honest. I went years without really using a pairing knife in the kitchen. I mean. I owned it, just never grabbed for it. Until my skills started leveling up and I started getting quicker. I had been so intimidated hulling strawberries and tomatoes with this little thing... until I practiced. And now, it's the knife I grab whenever I have a small quick job to buzz through! Point is. Don't write something off just because it's hard or you don't think you'll like it. Cooking is like everything else in life. The more you do it, the easier it gets!
I was gifted this knife by a Wüsthof rep during my time working at a kitchen boutique in Little Rock. I had been eyeing it for some time and was THRILLED to finally add her to my collection. I can't tell you how many times a week I reach for this thing. Whether I'm slicing steak, chicken breasts, a loaf of sourdough, or shaving lemons paper thin for baked fish. She hasn't even needed to be sharpened yet... 4 plus years later.
I hope you found this resource helpful and honest! And if you’re looking to better understand Kitchen Basics I’ve got you covered over on my How Tos!
Hugs, because handshakes are awkward~