Hello readers! Today I am going to share with you a couple of gadgets that I can NOT do without. How many of you have stalled in spending good money on a knife or have spent good money on a knife only to be disappointed? I used to be right there with you. I had a couple of pearing knives that sucked, but that is what I knew. I also had a couple of small serrated knives which were great for cutting tomatoes and onions but that is about it. And of course I have all my butter your bread knives (mine actually have teeth, not sure why). You can go to any department store and look at vast display of knives with a bunch of indecision. Lets face it if you throw $50 at a knife you want it to be the right choice. I have found a name brand knife for around $20 and boy is it sharp (sharp enough to cut the tip of my thumb off, yes this did actually happen. With a little bit of peroxide and babying my thumb I managed to graft my thumb skin back together with its severed epidermal layer….and no I did not seek medical attention, and yes it does twinge during cold weather and weather changes in the winter).
How did I come across a name brand knife so inexpensively? I asked around. The grocery store I frequent has cooking classes and talking with the instructor/butcher of the grocery store he said he spends $15 dollars on a Kitchen Aid knife and when it goes dull it is cheap enough to throw away. Let’s face it we are in a throw away society, but I refuse social norms and prefer not to throw anything out.
I am a big fan of cooking shows and was watching America’s Test Kitchen (don’t remember the episode) and they were in the gadget corner trying to find the best knife sharpener. This contraption really sharpens knifes flawlessly and is less than the cost of a new knife.
So not only can I cut a mean tomato. I can also diminish cry time for onions (I keep my refrigerated at 38 degrees and this also eliminates tears). Carrot cutting is now a nice slice, before it was more a splintering motion with lots of carrot chasing action on the chopping block. And if my blade gets dull, I just run it a few times through the knife sharpener and it is like brand new again.
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