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.
BEST in SANTOKU:
Global, MAC, Furi, Wusthof, Shun (See Reviews Below)
MAC SK-65 Superior Santoku got the highest ratings for favorite multipurpose
Santoku knife by:
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.
Amazon.com - 44 reviews; 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. (12/2014)
Global's 7 inch Santoku chef knife is a multipurpose santoku recommended
Testers liked this kitchen knife's performance and blade.
Amazon.com - 103 reviews; 5 star rating out of 5 stars. (12/2014)
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)
Amazon.com - 279 reviews; 5 star rating out of 5 stars. (12/2014)
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
Amazon.com - 58 reviews; 5 star rating out of 5! (12/2014)
To learn more about Santoku read: santoku
buying tips and santoku basics