I Got Some New Toys

I got some new “toys” yesterday. PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT play with these though. They are NOT really toys. Only use them if you really know what you are doing. When I say “toys”, they are are definitely NOT toys in the playful sense of the word we normally think of. However, they are “toys” to me because as you all know, I love to “play with my food” and every chef needs good knives.

I bought a couple of new CUTCO knives yesterday. CUTCO knives are very good quality, lightweight knives that are guaranteed for a lifetime. Of course I already have a lot of very good Henckle knives, but believe it or not, most of them are over 20 years old. They still work absolutely fine, and I still use them everyday, but that doesn’t mean I can’t spruce things up a bit too. My Henckles are good quality German steel knives and I love them. The German steel though is considerably heavier than the steel used in my new knives. Because I am so used to my heavier steel, it may take a little while to get used to my new lighter blades, but I am sure I can manage. 🙂

I only bought two new knives, and that still set me back a couple of hundred bucks. If I bought the whole set, it would have been over $1200. Larry would have killed me for sure, though he forgets, I definitely know how to use my knives. 🙂

I bought a new, smaller chef’s knife. My old one is an 8″ blade, and this one is only a 7″ blade. I used to use a really big 12″ blade back in my professional days though. it is all a matter of getting used to what you work with and then you develop a comfort level. With knives especially, it is all about respect for the equipment and using them with proper skill.

I also bough a multi-use cheese slicer, but it can be used for oh so much more than just slicing cheese. I tried it on potatoes at the demo before I bought it. It cuts through potatoes like a dream.

These knives are VERY sharp indeed. I highly recommend them to anyone, but just know they can be dangerous if you do not respect them and know how to really use them. So BE CAREFUL, especially at first until you get used to them.

Be careful, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

14 thoughts on “I Got Some New Toys”

      1. That’s god to hear. Are you getting used to the RV? Now that I know you are home, we are thinking about going to InVINtions either this weekend or next weekend. Would you be interested. I know you don’t drink, and we can drive so Bruce can do some tasting.

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      2. We would love to go! It sounds like fun! We’ve got plans this Saturday morning but the rest of this weekend is free. We are free the weekend after.

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