Can I cut it?

Kitchen Aid Santuko KnifeAny good cook worth her salt has a love affair with knives.  Dad, as a butcher, treated his knives reverently. And I learned at an early age how important a really sharp knife was, as I watched him use the sharpening steel before carving a roast.

Through the years, I’ve had my favorites.  My Wusthof knives held that place for a very long time.  And I still really like them.  I have an inexpensive boning knife that is lethally sharp, and glides through tomatoes, fish and more.  It’s a pleasure to use.

But lately, my devotion has been to my Kitchen Aid Santoku knife that I picked up on sale at Linens n Things just before they closed.  It’s a 7 inch knife with a pink silicone handle (an extra bonus, Kitchen Aid donated 10% of the retail price to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.)  I love the comfort of the silicone handle…it’s soft and non-slip.  It has a nice heft, and both the weight and the shape make this knife user-friendly.  I use it for everything!  Chopping vegetables, slicing tomatoes, carving a chicken.

What I like about the Santoku knife is it cuts like a knife, but can also chop like a cleaver, and with it’s relatively wide blade, also can scoop the onions I just diced right into the pan.

I think it’s time to add some more sizes of Santoku knife to my (ever-) growing collection.

Santoku Knife on Foodista

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3 responses to “Can I cut it?

  1. Congrats on the foodie blogroll!

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  3. when I moved out of my last apartment, I forgot to go through one of the drawers in my kitchen and forgot both my small and large pink kitchen aid santokus, along with all my silverware…that was about 6 months ago and I’m still heartbroken over the loss of my knives 😦

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