- Joined Jun 24, 2012
Hi everyone. Would you ever buy a knife set off of ebay? There are some good deals on Wusthof sets however I'm worried about counterfeit products from China.
What are the basic tools to have in my bag?Back in the day, way before I even thought about Baking for Bucks, I realized that sets of things (knives, cookware and even bed/bath linens) were not for me.
I would make the purchase and after using the products for a month or so would realize that about 3/4 of the set was sitting in the cabinet (knife wall magnet, linen closet...whatever) unused.
I guess what I am trying to get across is sets are usually (IMHO) a waste of money.
When I need a specific item I research said item (in the case of knives I try to get my hands on one to "test drive" it) so I can be an informed consumer.
It depends on what you're doing. Any line cook should have a big knife (gyuto/chef), a little knife (parer/petty), and a good rod hone. A decent bread knife will be important if you're cutting any bread, and you'll probably need to get one sooner or later. That's really what I always have in my bag, as far as cutlery goes. The other things depend on where I will be working and what I will be doing. You should know what will be useful to you. For instance, if you need to bone out a lot of meat at work, take a boning knife.What are the basic tools to have in my bag?