Kitchen tools Stories March 5, 2015

Ginsu. Cuisinart. A thousand brands you’ve never heard of. With so many options out there, how can you choose a truly great (but reasonably priced) set of kitchen knives?

Knives are so important that many professional chefs bring their own blades to work, each hand-picked for durability, weight, sharpness, and shape. Even if you’re not a cook, your dinner knives could be so dull that you’ll struggle to carve up steak. Today, rather than covering exotic knives, I’m focusing on some great mainstream picks that anyone can afford and enjoy, starting with awesome steak knives from leading knife brand J.A. Henckels, which runs neck-and-neck with longtime rival Wüsthof in offering truly excellent cutting tools. Unlike the Ginsus, Sunbeams, and other mediocre brands out there, Henckels and Wüsthof knives have decades-long reputations for durability, long-term sharpness, and great design.

As Amazon’s #1 best-selling steak knife (with a 4.4/5-star user rating), a four-knife version of the J.A. Henckels set above has composite handles rather than steel, and sells for only $20. For $40, you can get eight Henckels knives with steel handles, a version that has an even higher 4.6/5-star Amazon rating. Having used both types of Henckels steak knives, I can tell you that the all-steel ones feel especially great in the hand and slice meat with superb precision; both versions use serrated blades that legitimately never need sharpening. Our steak knives are every bit as sharp now as they were when we bought them years ago.

More great steak and kitchen knife picks are below…

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Kitchen tools Stories December 17, 2014

Home: Kryptonite bike lock w/ 4-ft Flex cable $29 (orig. $50+), more

Today only, as its Bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 50% off select KitchenAid items. Prime members (free trial) will receive free 2-day shipping on everything, while non-members will get free standard shipping on orders of $35 or more. Use today’s sale to refresh your kitchen tools or cross the chef in your life off your Christmas list.

Here’s our top picks:

Next up, BuyDig has the Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (4-inch x 9-inch) with 4-Foot Flex Cable for $42.95. But using code CP11411164852 drops your total down to $28.95 shipped. That’s $19 below the original listing, $7 better than Amazon and the best we’ve seen by $1. 

This lock is ideal for downtown/city use with a 13mm hardened steel shackle and a “Bent Foot” design to prevent theft. It comes with a 4ft. Flex cable as well as a transit FlexFrame providing “easy mounting to frame tubing 25mm to 80mm whether round, oval, triangular, or square.”

It is the #1 Best Selling Bike U-Lock on Amazon and has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 950 customers.

Head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including a $17 Black & Decker hand vacuum, deeply discounted Cuisinart kitchenware, home safes/lock boxes and more:

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