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Thursday, May 20, 2010

One More for College Cooking: Kuhn-Rikon Knife

Today, I have a recommendation for a wonderful piece of equipment for the College Cooking enthusiast: the Kuhn-Rikon paring knife. I first heard of these via Frugal Son, who read about them somewhere. He asked for one for his birthday. Well! He is a Frugal Son: these knives cost around $10.00.

Needless to say, we fulfilled his desire. Then I tried the knife: I love it. And since I have very small hands, I use a paring knife for almost everything, including chopping onions. Then Lucy Marmalade asked for one. We even bought one for my mother, who refuses to cook, but we can use it when we visit.

We had a good deal of discussion over who got which color. Then we bought Lucy a utility knife too.

So far, the equipment closet consists of Kuhn-Rikon knife, stick blender, and rice cooker. The total is about $40.00. Not bad.

The knives come in great colors. This is no time to choose basic black.


hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I got one for Christmas...very sharp and it's lime green! I have Henkels as my kitchen knives but this one packs well on picnics and the boat.

Duchesse said...

Ok, my curiosity is piqued: if your mother refuses to cook how did you end up so skilled? And who cooks now in her home?

Good knives in good condition are very important to us too.

see you there! said...

Great knife. Have it in cobalt blue!


Frugal Scholar said...

@hostess and Darla--Seems I wasthe last to know about this great knife!

@Duchesse--My mother cooked while I was growing up, plain, but good. I became interested in ethnic foods and was thrilled to discover that there were books that would tell you how to do it! My mother gave up cooking when she and my father moved to FL. They ate out every night, believe it or not.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing about these knives. I'm on the lookout for good inexpensive knvies.

Frugal Scholar said...

@Bucksome--Glad to help! I use the Kuhn-Rikon while my $100 Wusthof (hate it!) languishes.