Only Cheap…Just Buy ‘Um: Best Cheap Knife Ever!


By Misty I.

What do you love? I love splashing icy cold water on my face first thing in the morning. I love the adrenaline rush I get at Walter Victor Complex when my son is at bat. I also love good knives. Haha, I’m actually a little obsessed with knives and it’s not because I’m Filipino. The peculiar thing about knives is that I only seem to “notice” them if they are awesome or if they really suck! I adore the knife discussed below, it would make a great addition to your Hilo kitchen.

Before we get to the knife, let’s talk about PBS Hawaii for a bit. If you are as old as me you may probably have vivid memories of watching Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, and 3-2-1 Contact.

Sesame Street | Gavin St. Ours | Flickr

As a child, I also loved watching cooking shows like Julia Child’s The French Chef and locally produced International Kitchen with Nino J. Martin.

My Dreams | I dream about Julia Child. I have no idea why I … | Flickr

As an adult, I still watch PBS and am still fond of the cooking shows. I discovered this knife on my favorite PBS cooking show – America’s Test Kitchen. It airs in Hawaii on Saturday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. Most episodes of ATK include a segment called “Equipment Corner” where they test the heck out of different tools and kitchen gadgets. ATK is like the Consumer Reports of the cooking show world, honest reviews. On one episode a decade or so ago they reviewed knives and the winner was the <a href="http://Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife 40520, 47520, 45520 Frustration Free Packaging""“>VICTORINOX FIBROX 8” CHEF’S KNIFE. It outperformed all of its pricey competitors. I hadn’t heard of it but was curious, so I ordered it to see what all the fuss was about.

Do you want to purchase it on Amazon? Click here. Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife 40520, 47520, 45520 Frustration Free Packaging.

Since then, ATK has retested knives year after year and the Victorinox 8” Chef’s has trounced the competition again and again. This knife now has over 5,000 positive reviews on Amazon. Wait, a knife from Amazon? Yup, no need to go to highfalutin Williams Sonoma or Sur la Table for this one! I can understand the skepticism. When I first ordered the knife, I was skeptical too. It has since replaced all of the “good” (read as expensive) Henckels, MAC and Shun Chef’s knives that I just don’t use anymore. The Victorinox is a dead serious kitchen workhorse.

What’s the best part about this knife? It’s around $45!!! Only cheap, just buy ‘um!

Since the knife is so cheap, maybe you’ll feel like supporting PBS Hawaii. Click here to make a donation. Mahalo!



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