Without a doubt, one of the keys to be a successful cook in the kitchen is having the proper tools! I remember the first time I made peanut butter toffee turtle cookies. Because I didn’t have any pancake mix on hand, I decided to make a substitute recipe I found online. Well, one of the the things they recommended you do was use a pastry blender to work the shortening into the dry mix. Not having one on hand, I decided to use two butter knives. Let’s just say it took me a LOT longer than I would have liked and for Christmas, I asked Santa for a pastry blender. That same principle is true when it comes to knives. Not every home cook needs a full set, but having the right knives makes all the difference.
I’ve been using my Chicago Cutlery DesignPro™ knives for about three weeks and so far, I’m pretty happy with them! Because I work full-time, the weekends are when I do a lot of food prep for the week. That means cleaning and cutting up my daughter’s fruits and veggies. Remember my struggles with cutting cantaloupe? Well, now that I’m choosing the right size knife, cutting up large pieces of fruit is much easier. No more peeling that thing like an apple! Onions no longer scare me either. I just karate chop that baby in half and use what I need.
And because the temperatures are cooler, that means using my oven again to cook meals! Just the other night we decided to make pita bread pizzas. For the most party they are quick and easy to make but the one thing that would usually hang me up was chopping all the vegetables. With my DesignPro knife and its super sharp, Japanese steel blade, this time chopping was quick and easy. In a matter of minutes, I had all my ingredients for the pizzas ready to go.
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Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.