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Food - Drink
Why You Shouldn't Bother Buying Knives From A Restaurant Supply Store
Restaurant supply stores seem like the best place for pro-grade kitchen knives. These stores can offer high-quality items, but the knife section should actually be skipped over.
Restaurant supply stores sell plenty of generic knives, but most pro chefs use knives from specialty knife makers. They also don't tend to use an entire set of multiple knives.
Chefs prioritize a high-quality chef's knife that can pretty much do it all over other kinds of knives. The ideal knife is comfortable to hold, sharp, maneuverable, and durable.
Specialized knife brands, not wholesale restaurant supply stores, prioritize these qualities. They can give you a product with great steel quality and superior ergonomics.
A good knife costs a bit of money, but can last for a decade or longer with proper care. Skip a whole knife block of generic knives and invest in an excellent chef's knife instead.