How to Pick Out Knives
When it comes to finding the right knife for your kitchen there are a few different factors to keep in mind. For starters, most knives are easily chosen based on what you want them to do and what job they are going to be primarily used for.
If you are looking for a knife to cut fruits for instance you may want a paring knife as opposed to a butcher knife that is used for cutting meats. The purpose for which your knife is going to be used is going to make a big difference.
Another thing to keep in mind is price range. Most home chefs are not going to need a $500 knife, but you also want to avoid buying knives that are overly cheap as they will break and cause issue down the road. A good rule of thumb is to think about how much you cook and what you cook. If you use your knives regularly you may want a mid or high range knife set, if you use them infrequently, a cheaper set is fine.
You should also take the time to think about buying individual knives versus buying a block. Blocks are going to be cheaper overall and are going to offer storage but the quality of the knife is likely to be less than that of individual knives. Your also have the freedom to choose the knives you need if you buy one at a time making it possible to buy more expensive knives as you have the money for them.