Pro­fes­sional qual­ity knives

Use the right knife for ev­ery cook­ing task with the best op­tions from Zwill­ing, Miyabi and Zyliss.

Plug - - CONTENTS - BY SAMANTHA BREN­NAN

There’s no ar­gu­ing the point: good knives make all the dif­fer­ence for fast, ef­fi­cient food prepa­ra­tion. But when it comes to find­ing the right knife for your needs, it can be a lit­tle tricky – there are just so many to choose from, and each one is de­signed to per­form spe­cific tasks. Make a start on build­ing a ver­sa­tile food prep tool­kit with three of the most com­monly used knives – san­toku, ser­rated and par­ing – from three of the world’s lead­ing brands.

Ger­man steel

Zwill­ing knives are made from high car­bon stain­less steel and are heat treated for strength. With laser­con­trolled sharp­ness and ice-hard­ened Fri­o­dur blades, these hard-work­ing Ger­man knives are perfect for home cooks who in­tend to use them for ba­sic tasks, like chop­ping fruits and veg­eta­bles and cut­ting through small bones. Zwill­ing knives are durable and ideal for any­one who is un­likely to main­tain their knives weekly, and prefers to clean them in the dish­washer.

Zwill­ing Four Star 13cm Ser­rated Util­ity Knife, $129.95

Zwill­ing Four Star 18cm San­toku Knife, $249.95

Zwill­ing Four Star 10cm Par­ing Knife, $124.95

Ja­panese tra­di­tion

Miyabi knives are pro­duced in Seki, which has been the heart of Ja­pan’s sword in­dus­try since the 14th cen­tury. Created with a FC61 Fine Car­bide steel com­monly used in ra­zors, which speaks to its sharp edge and dura­bil­ity, each hand­crafted blade is cov­ered with 46 lay­ers of Damask steel for beauty as well as func­tion. These knives are best suited to cooks who rely on pre­cise results, often serve raw meats (sushi and carpac­cio) and like to ex­per­i­ment with dec­o­ra­tive cut­ting.

Miyabi 5000FCD 18cm San­toku Knife, $450.95

Miyabi 5000FCD 24cm Bread Knife, $426.95

Miyabi 5000FCD 9cm Sho­toh (Par­ing Knife), $293.95

In­no­va­tive de­sign

Zyliss knives of­fer func­tion and dura­bil­ity at an af­ford­able price. From a 60-year-old Swiss kitchenware brand and crafted with high-qual­ity Ger­man steel, all blades fea­ture a con­toured han­dle for comfort, touch point at the tip of the blade for a con­trolled rock­ing mo­tion while cut­ting, and an an­tibac­te­rial coat­ing. Safe for the dish­washer and guar­an­teed for 25 years.

Zyliss Con­trol 18cm San­toku Knife, $69.95

Zyliss Con­trol 11.5cm Ser­rated Par­ing Knife, $42.95

Zyliss Con­trol 9cm Par­ing Knife, $38.95

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