Having a good knife and good knife skills are so important when cooking. If you’ve been cooking a little while, you might be thinking about upgrading your knives. The Wüsthof Chai Doa is a great to start with for your first really nice knife. Here I will provide a Wüsthof Chai Doa Review (the knife can be purchased here).
The blade is full tang (the tang is the steel inside the handle and if this extends the full way through the handle it is full tang). Full tang is best because it means that the blade is very secure. It also is triple riveted so that blade isn’t going anywhere. The knife is extremely sharp and cuts through even my butternut squash with relative ease. On the Wüsthof website, it says the only thing not suggested is chopping bones. That’s a strong and sharp knife!
This knife is incredibly versatile. It has a rounded edge which makes it easy to quickly chop all of your vegetables and trim meats. My boyfriend comes from a family that loves their knives, guns, and freedom. I let him test my knife to see what he thought and he fell in love. He actually asked to help with the prep work for dinner. This knife makes quick work of any vegetables or meat you need cut. This knife is also wonderful because it promotes good knife form. It is easy to grip the knife of the blade while maintaining complete control over the knife (for examples of how to hold a knife, check out this page from About.com).
Want to buy? You can buy this awesome knife through Amazon here.
Tips for Knives
- Keep them sharp. Sharpen them regularly using at home tools and get them professionally sharpened once in a while as well.
- Do not put them in the dishwasher. It’s too rough for them and can damage the blade.
- Use wood, bamboo, or plastic cutting boards. Glass cutting boards can damage the blade of the knife. (Be cautious when using bamboo or wood with meat. They are porous and bacteria can get in all the little cracks)
- Learn proper techniques for holding knives and using them. This will make things easier and faster for you, as well as safer.
Looking for some dishes to practice your knife skills? Try some of these!
I received this knife complementary. All opinions are my own.