Whether running a professional kitchen or simply enjoying cooking for your friends and family, I know the importance of a good knife. It is virtually impossible to make it in the kitchen without the help of at least two – three high performance chef knives to help you through all cooking processes – from slicing to chopping and cutting vegetables, to crusting or cleaning fishes, filleting, or even deboning different types of meats. However, most professional chef knives are retailed for a high value, making them harder to access by those who do not run professional restaurants or kitchens. Luckily, the Victorinox Fibrox straight edge chef’s knife makes the perfect addition for all those who are passionate about cooking, professionals or amateurs, entry level cooks or Michelin star chefs. Here are a few features of the Victorinox chef knife that made me opt for it:
Feautres of Victorinox Fibrox
The super sharp blade
As previously mentioned, the number one feature of any chef’s knife should be the sharpness of the blade. This particular knife is perfectly designed to cover a multipurpose area, from cutting to chopping, mincing, slicing, and even dicing. The 8-inch long blade is made out of durable, high-carbon stainless steel which improves the knife’s sharpness and edge retention. You will also achieve minimal resistence thanks to the conical ground lengthwise and crosswise blade, which will definitely improve your overall experience handling this chef’s knife. The blades come with a lifetime warranty as they were expertly crafted in Switzerland. However, be careful to wash the blades by hand and not dispose them into the dishwasher.
The best handle
Most chefs’ knives, although made from durable and resistant materials lack certain flexibility or, on the contrary, a good grip. The handle on this particular Victorinox chef knife is ergonomically designed to improve your overall kitchen experience, thanks to its slip resistant, patented 2 inch length. This means that you can easily hold it and have your way around the kitchen, without having to worry of not being able to handle the knife.
What I like most about this particular chef knife is its unbelievable price. Most professional kitchen knives sell for over $100, but this one gets the job done well for less than half the price. Sure, at first I was suspicious thinking that it could be a stamped knife and not a forged one, but the manufacturers state on their website that this knife is, indeed forged. Now, if you know anything about the professional kitchen and the use of knives, you will realize that a forged chef’s knife, at this price, is practically an uncontested offer. The 8 inch blade, together with the handle all count for about half a pound, determining the altogether knife to be light but steady enough to be handled under pressure kitchen conditions.
This product has also amazingly positive reviews throughout the Internet. It ranked 4.8/5 stars on Amazon, which, I admit, did influence my decision when buying the product. This Victorinox Fibrox straight edge chef knife has the perfect balance between the stiff and the curved shape, making it flexible enough to cut through almost anything, but in the same time durable and strong enough to feel it strong in your hands. The product was also rated “best overall” in Cooks magazine in 2004, which pretty much says it all.
Buying the Victorinox Fibrox straight edge chef knife represents the perfect investment for you and your kitchen. The knife is already extremely appreciated by chefs worldwide, as it gets the job well done for an attractive price. Next time you are shopping for a professional chef knife that will help you chop, slop, dice, cut or slice with the accuracy of a sharpened sword, make sure you will purchase this one.