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Quality Kitchen Knives on Sale

Quality Kitchen Knives on Sale

Here are some of the latest deals on high-quality kitchen knives. We’re talking name-brand blades that will get sharp, and stay sharp, for a serious amount of time. As long as you treat them right, of course (see my Top Ten Tips). They should feel great in

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Wusthof Knives — Outlet Store Bonanza

Wusthof Knives — Outlet Store Bonanza

Wusthof, Wusthof, Wusthof!! I’ve got Wusthof knives on the brain. . .mainly because I’ve been working on a definitive article to add to the KitchenKnifeGuru website that should cover everything Wusthofian. Weeeell, let’s not get carried away, but at least it should offer shoppers some serious guidance

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Kitchen Knives — Top Quality on Sale

Kitchen Knives — Top Quality on Sale

It’s that time of year again—post holidays—when everywhere you look prices on everything are getting slashed. Kitchen knives are no exception! Here are just a few (and some of the best) deals out there in kitchen-knife land. These are all high-quality kitchen knives—many of them on my

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Best Chef Knife — Don’t Overrate the Factory Edge

Best Chef Knife — Don't Overrate the Factory Edge

I had to laugh the other day while reading a blog by a guy who, on a quest for what might be the best chef knife, meticulously tested the sharpitude of a bunch of brand-name knives right out of the box. He took nine blades through their

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Gift Ideas for the Gourmet Cook

Gift Ideas for the Gourmet Cook

  Here’s a short list of gift ideas any gourmet chef would be thrilled to add to their kitchen. There’s one for every budget—from $25 to $130—and many are at bargain prices: 1) Lavatools Javelin Digital Instant Read Thermometer, $25 @ Amazon: Every serious cook has moments

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Bob Kramer Knives — Why Spend $300 on a Chef Knife?

Bob Kramer Knives — Why Spend $300 on a Chef Knife?

Kramer Knives Background To lovers of fine kitchen cutlery, Bob Kramer knives (his original hand-wrought versions) have achieved an almost legendary status. We’re talking about blades that, depending on the fit and finish, can take up to 100 man hours to create (plus 25 years of bladesmithing

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The Power of Honing a Knife

The Power of Honing a Knife

Hear ye, hear ye—there is nothing sweeter than the power of honing a knife! (Read What’s a Honing Steel? if you’re not sure what the heck I’m talking about.) We have a Henckel’s Pro S chef knife that we have been using in our kitchen to chop

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Father’s Day Gifts — for Men Who Cook

Father’s Day Gifts — for Men Who Cook

For all you last-minute shoppers for Father’s Day gifts! If your Dad is one of those cool guys who cooks, here are some suggestions for kitchen tools that might tickle his fancy. I cover a range of tastes and budgets—everything from barbecue extras to kitchen essentials. For,

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Kramer Knives — Auction Time

Kramer Knives — Auction Time

Going, going, gone! Kramer Knives just auctioned off another one of Bob’s beauties the other night—a 10-inch European style chef knife. In case you’re a newbie to the world of custom-made kitchen knives, Bob Kramer’s been one of its most distinguished and apostles for the past decade

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Kitchen Cutlery Sets for Tight Budgets

Kitchen Cutlery Sets for Tight Budgets

Ah, kitchen cutlery sets. It’s tough to stock a kitchen when you’re starting from scratch and don’t have a bridal registry to lean on. With so many things to buy—what’s worth spending money on, what’s not? In order to help those of you who like to cook,

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