Kitchen Knife Sets - Jean Patrique Buying Guide
Every cook will find something for them in our diverse collection of kitchen knife sets. From excellent value starter sets for budding amateurs, to a range of curated collections for more advanced cooking, entertaining and more! Each set features a range of sharp, effective and reliable kitchen knives.
To help you choose the right kitchen knife set for you, we’ve put together a simple buying guide to help you know what to look out for!
Choosing a Knife Set - Quality Considerations
High Grade Stainless Steel
The kitchen knives which comprise a knife set are only as good as the steel they are constructed from. A knife constructed from quality stainless steel will be stronger and stay sharper for longer. It will also be robust and durable enough for a lifetime’s use in the kitchen.
Single Forged Blades
Traditionally, kitchen knives can be either “forged” or “stamped”. The blade on a stamped knife is simply cut from a larger sheet of steel, which can result in a thinner blade that is prone to bending when cutting through tough ingredients.
In contrast, a forged knife is constructed from a single bar of steel, which is heated to high temperatures and pounded into shape. The resulting blade is thicker, stronger and the bolster at the handle (which holds the blade in place) gives the whole knife superior balance.
Comfortable Ergonomic Handles
A kitchen knife is something you’ll be using every time you prepare a meal. Choosing a set of knives with comfortable handles is essential to ensuring that all the chopping, slicing and dicing you’ll be doing is effortless and enjoyable.
A well designed ergonomic handle also gives you greater control over your knife and helps you to make precise, confident movements.
Choosing a Knife Set - Types of Knife Set
Jean Patrique knife sets fall broadly into three categories:
Kitchen Knife & Chef Knife Sets - Our kitchen knife and chef knife sets are the perfect place to start your collection, or even upgrade your existing set! Each one features versatile, highly effective knives which are truly multi-purpose and ready to take on a wide variety of tasks.
Knife sets like our Chopaholic Essential Kitchen Knives or the 5 Piece Vibrant Collection Knife Set are excellent value starter sets. While the Japanese Santoku Kitchen Knife Set or the Chopaholic Oriental 3 Piece Chef's Knife Set are perfect for those for whom style is equally important as functionality.
Specialist Knife Sets - While many kitchen knives are capable of a variety of tasks, specialist knives can save you enormous amounts of time and effort when preparing your favourite foods.
Our collection includes lighting-quick peeler knives, handy prep knives and even palette knives for baking.
Knife Sets for Parties & Entertaining - Whether it’s steak night with your partner, a cheese board at a dinner party, or pizza with the whole family - special meals deserve special kitchenware!
Knife sets like our Chopaholic 5-piece Entertaining Set or Stainless Steel Steak Knives are designed to add a touch of class to any occasion and make eating together even more enjoyable.
Take a look through our full range [above/below] to find out more about each of our professional-quality kitchen knife sets. If you need help deciding, remember that you can always Contact Us "