Having a great chef knife can make my cooking so much productive and joyful. It makes slicing food so much easier, so much prettier and quicker; I will never cut my budget for my best chefs knives because I can’t live without them. Plus, a best chefs knives doesn’t mean an expensive chef knife.
After using many kitchen knives, I prefer to use 8′-10′ chef knife, it’s well balance, solid feel, extremely sharp, edge well, easy to maintain and of course it doesn’t cost too much too.
If budget is your concern, here I list down couple of best chefs knives base on the price rage:
Forged Best Chefs Knives – Top Quality
Stamped Best Chef Knife – Best Budget Chef Knife
- Forschner Chef Knife 8 ” inch – Price Around $30
What Do I think?
Personally, I love my Shun and Misono, if you have the budget, go get one yourself! This will be the money well worth spend. After holding those best chef knives, I cook more and I cook more often, it’s really a joy to cut, slice and do whatever with my Shun Classic and Minsono.
Wusthof Classic 8″ inch chef knife is the best chef knife voted in the consumer report, it’s great alright, but boy, after you try to use Shun and Misono, I don’t think you will ever want to hold an ordinary chef knife again:)
Global is among the top chef knife, but personally I think it’s one of the sharpest in forged knife category, but I think it have less edge retention compare to Shun and Misono.
Anyway, Forschner Chef Knife is the best budget chef knife that has the forged kitchen knives performance. It can easily out performance many branded forged knife out there. And it’s strongly recommended by consumer report, cook illustrated and me too:)
All this best chefs knives is picking from all the branded kitchen knives list here, it’s the best chef knife of the best chefs knives:)