I firmly believe that it’s important to have the right knife for the job. Sure, you can get most of your kitchen work done with a sturdy chef’s knife, a good serrated bread slicer, and sharp little paring knife, but when you get into deeper chopping and mincing, it’s sometimes nice to have some serious slicing power at hand.
That’s where the Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver comes it. It’s flies through piles of vegetables (good for all that holiday cooking), holds a wickedly sharp edge, and has a wide flat blade that is fabulous for smashing garlic. I also like to use the blunt edge for bruising herbs, lemongrass, and other general tenderizing tasks.
It’s a knife that takes a little getting used to if you’re more accustomed to working with a smaller blade, but once you get comfortable with it, you’ll find yourself reaching for it all the time.
Thanks the lovely people at Wüsthof, I have one of these fabulous Wüsthof Cleavers to give away to a Food in Jars reader. Here’s how to enter!
- Leave a comment on this post and tell me about the give you’re most looking forward to giving this holiday season.
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
- Giveaway is open to US residents (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Wüsthof has provided both my review unit of the Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver and the giveaway unit at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain entirely my own.