The Victorinox Chef’s Knife
Victorinox is a Swiss brand renowned for superb cutlery tools. One of the best things about world-famous top brands is that they uphold a standard of excellence: you can be assured that when you purchase a Victorinox, you are getting superior quality.
Though the brand is most famous for the Swiss army knife, it also produces top-grade kitchen cutlery. Each Victorinox Chef’s Knife is a specialty kitchen utensil – a brilliant combination of a slicer and a cleaver. Designed to be a widely functional cutting tool, this chef’s knife is ideal for a variety of uses. At 15 inches long, 3.8 inches wide and an inch thick, it weighs a lightweight 4 ounces.
The blade is made of high-carbon stainless material, stamped from cold-rolled steel, then ice-tempered – this makes it narrower and lighter than most other knives. The razor-sharp blade is ground and shaped to reduce resistance and facilitate ease in cutting. Laser-testing ensures that every knife is durable and maintains its sharpness longer.
Each Victorinox Chef’s Knife has a uniquely-designed Fibrox handle. Engineered for convenience and efficiency, the patented ergonomic form allows an easy, comfortable grip. Its streamlined shape connects smoothly with the blade, thus it’s more sanitary: without any fissures or crevices (unlike wooden handles), this prevents food material and bacteria from accumulating. The textured Fibrox handle is also highly slip-resistant, even when wet. There is no need to worry about it sliding off your hand when your fingers get covered in grease or juice while working in the kitchen. The sleek shape also makes the knife very easy to clean.
The Victorinox Chef’s Knife can be used for slicing fruits and vegetables or carving meat, but it can also be used for more heavy-duty kitchen tasks like stripping or deboning. Being razor-sharp and specially shaped, it makes slicing veggies as simple as cutting through softened butter. This is especially very useful when you need to do a lot of mincing and chopping – a definite advantage for restaurants and professional kitchens. As an added benefit, the lightweight, ergonomic design minimizes stress on the wrist, making hours of kitchen work much less taxing.
A knife this special however, needs to be washed and wiped dry immediately after use, to maintain its quality. If you aren’t able to care for it scrupulously, the sharpness may decrease rapidly and it won’t seem anything worth what you paid for.
More on the downside, the plastic handle may not be attractive enough for some chefs and cooking enthusiasts, as it may look too shabby for a classy kitchen. Since it also weighs lighter than other kitchen knives, you will need to adjust the pressure and balance you usually apply, and that will need some time to get used to.
Overall, a Victorinox Chef’s Knife gives you excellent value for your money because it allows for more efficient work. What’s more, it costs about a third of the price of the other popular chef’s knives or those fancy ceramic knives. It’s definitely a good thing to have in your kitchen.