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Santoku Knife - Favorite Brands!

As mentioned in our 1st article (of a three part series about the Santoku knife), the growing popularity of this knife in many kitchens across the United States is due largely to the promotion of Food Network Chef and cookbook author Rachael Ray.


Global, MAC, Furi, Wusthof, Shun (See Reviews Below)

MAC SK-65 Superior Santoku

Price: $109.95

MAC Superior Series SK-65

MAC SK-65 Superior Santoku got the highest ratings for favorite multipurpose Santoku knife by:
Cooks Illustrated and Bon Apetite Magazine

Testers commented that this knife was admired for being very sharp and responsive. Blade, performance, and handle received 3 stars, (the highest rating possible.) In addition, reviewers considered this knife a winner for affordability. Blade is 6.5 inches.

- 44 reviews; 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. (12/2014)

Global 7" Santoku Chef's Knife

Priced from: $79.96

Global's 7 Inch Santoku

Global's 7 inch Santoku chef knife is a multipurpose santoku recommended by:
Cooks Illustrated Magazine

Testers liked this kitchen knife's performance and blade.

- 103 reviews; 5 star rating out of 5 stars. (12/2014)

Wusthof Classic 7" Hollow Santoku

Retailing anywhere from $100 to $200 for a single Santoku knife, Wusthof has several models to choose from. Most models include the hollowed Granton edge: good for keeping vegetables from sticking to the blade. However, flat-edged cutlery is also available. Select handle features available: triple riveted, dramatic sculpted stainless steel, and lightweight ergonomic handles. Wusthof also sells a 2-knife set containing both a Paring and Santoku knife. (a good buy)

- 279 reviews; 5 star rating out of 5 stars. (12/2014)

Shun Santoku Classic 7"

The Kershaw Santoku Classic with 7" blade is another recommended favorite of Cooks Illustrated Magazine; recommended by Alton Brown

This knife retails for about $143 but you can save money online.
Blade -This santoku is considered to be very sturdy and solid with a good curvilinear blade for rocking. Blade is clad with16 layers of stainless steel producing a rust-free Damascus look. Tip is sharp and decisive. Also available: hollowed granton edged santoku.
Warranty - lifetime warranty; manufactured in Seki City, Japan

- 58 reviews; 5 star rating out of 5! (12/2014)

To learn more about Santoku read: santoku buying tips and santoku basics

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