I cannot recommend any specific brand or price points, but generally, the more you spend, the better quality you’ll get. Cutlery is an investment. You have to cook (virtually) every day, so it makes sense to get a good set of tools. Having a proper set of Knives will make the job faster, safer, and more comfortable.
When looking at steel, there are two significant types sold today.
Basic Sold Knives
Carbon steel is sturdy metal, so once it is to sharpen, it will retain its cutting edge for long periods. The problem with carbon steel is that it tends to rust, which for most people who wash their dishes and leave them out to dry presents issues. They’re not very nice to look at, but get the job done.
Stainless steel, on the other hand, resists rusting and is beautiful to look at (probably by far the most popular choice). The downside is that it is stainless steel is soft (comparative to carbon steel) and requires frequent sharpening (which is a nuisance to some people).
There are cutlery brands out there that combine both carbon and stainless steel to give you the best of both worlds. I’d recommend looking into those brands.
Full tang construction. A full tang means that the steel will run the entire length of the hand. A three-rivet installation is an excellent way to reinforce the handle to the blade. If your handle breaks off (over 10, 20, or 30 years), the knife will be useless. The full tang is a sign of quality cutlery.
Whereby To Preserve Your Collection Of Accessories?
Cutlery sets. I’m not sure if it makes all that big a difference to have every single knife in your collection the same brand, but sometimes it works out more comfortable that way. Having a set of knives, ones that are specifically in designing for a specific purpose will make your job easier. You don’t want to cut a super soft loaf of bread with a butcher knife intended for raw meats. You don’t want to pear an apple with a 10-inch French Chef’s knife. Of course, any knife will cut, but having the right one is better. You don’t use all the blades every time you cook, but when you need the right tool, you’ll have it. How many times have you used your 5/16 socket wrench? Not often, but when you needed it, it came in pretty handy, right?
You are protecting your knives. Randomly throwing your blades into the closest kitchen drawer is a huge mistake. They can get chipped, cracked, dulled, and, most importantly, present safety hazards. Anything you can do to keep your knives from banging around or touching each other is a great way to protect your investment.