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Unread 01-23-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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I saw a knife set branded by Cuisinart. Any good?
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I am also looking for a high quality, possibly custom carving knife. Any advice?
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When choosing knives I belive that budget comes into play. How much do you want to spend. I started off with "cheap" knives bought at discount stoes and progressed into dexter russel,calphalon,rada and now I have added Glestain,Shun and Wushtof one at a time, they are expensive but I consider them kind of a lifetime investment and I treat them a such. I think there is a MAJOR difference in knives and it seems that you need to see what your budget allows for even if you buy one at a time vs. a whole set.
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Cuisanart makes Kitchen Equipment and brands knives. You want good knives go to a knife maker. Take road trip to Shelbyville Great Smoky Mountain Knife works The Kitchen stuff is Down stairs they handle several High end brands at a Good prices.
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I am also looking for a high quality, possibly custom carving knife. Any advice?
Check this out. I was thinking of picking one of these up.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...27#post2338827
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I use a Victornox carving and boning knife – for years. A friend turned me on to the Rada knives right before Christmas. They are super sharp and light weight – more importantly very reasonably priced. I am still working with them to decide, but so far I like them. I picked up the Chef’s Knife, the Chef’s dicer and a paring knife.

The Chef’s dicer makes quick work of vegetables and I have never chopped and onion as fast as I have now. The big question is how will they handle after I sharpen them a few times – been using them for over 6 weeks and have not had to sharpen yet.

IMHO you need a good knife but I would start with the Rada before I sank big bucks.
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Yeah, its hard to beat victornox *for the money*.

Seriously, its in the same price range, and I would take Victornox any day over cuisinart.

The Rada's don't look bad plus they're made in the USA, I just don't know how I feel about an aluminum handle.
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I have used one of the Cuisinart knives, it was not bad at all. With knives, like many things, you are not going to get bargains generally, you are going to get what you pay for. I liked the Cuisinart, I used, it was clear where it was not as nice as a better knife, the handle was not quite as nice, the steel felt a little rough in the cut, it was a little less lively in the hand. But, it was reasonable for the price.
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My 3 Kiwi knives that I picked up for less than $15 total are doing pretty well.
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Check this out. I was thinking of picking one of these up.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...27#post2338827
That would be one of the best c-notes you ever spent. Trust me. :)
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My santoku is a Cuisinart and it has served me very well.
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I have a Cuisinart Santoku that I got for a gift and I love it. Is it a Shun? No. But it's a good every day knife.
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None of my sub 100$ knives can touch my shuns, and one bob kramer zwilling. With that being said, it's like tools, you get what you pay for and there is always diminishing returns. I'm willing to pay more for things that will last a long time.
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I have a lot of knives and think the Vitorinox are the best value of those I have. I like how they feel and the price is pretty decent I think. I actually have a few Shun knives and have been disappointed, they did not hold an edge and I have not been able to get a good edge on them when I try to sharpen...maybe I just dont know what I am doing -- which when it comes to the knives is entirely possible
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I have a lot of knives and think the Vitorinox are the best value of those I have. I like how they feel and the price is pretty decent I think. I actually have a few Shun knives and have been disappointed, they did not hold an edge and I have not been able to get a good edge on them when I try to sharpen...maybe I just dont know what I am doing -- which when it comes to the knives is entirely possible
Which model shun, and what's your technique to sharpen?
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