Friday, December 03, 2010 Hand-posted by Jennifer
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Are you a knife person? Me, not so much. I’m not the best cook and I do not claim to have the best knowledge about the utensils that I use in the kitchen. So, I was more than excited when Rada offered to have me test out their kitchen knives.
Rada Cutlery offered to mail a package to me with a silver brushed Aluminum handle Cook’s Knife and black Stainless Steel Regular Pairing Knife. Really?? OK!
First, let me tell you about some of the utensils in my kitchen drawer. Can you say “Hand-Me-Downs”. Yep, pretty much. Most of what I own was either given to me or bought from our local Habitat Home Store for pocket change. A drawer full of mis-matched silver and you’re lucky if it will cut knives.
Time went by and “the package” finally arrived.
Getting the package was very exciting. As I opened it I was immediately shocked by the weight of the Cook’s knife. I carefully opened the protective packaging and was in awe of the actual quality of the knives. Remember, I’m not a great cook and my utensils are not name brand. This is very new territory for me to handle.
I hand off the knives to my husband and quickly flip through the catalog to see how much these knives actually cost. I was shocked!! After already telling myself that these knives probably cost a fortune I was shocked to see that the Cook’s Knife was less than $10.00 and the Regular Paring Knife was less than $5.00.
All this time I’ve been using hand-me-downs and at those prices I could have ones that would actually cut?
How did the knives work when put to the test?
After slicing through my kitchen scrubber when I washed it I immediately told myself that I better be careful because it is obviously more knife than I am used to using. Moving on from the scrubber incident I whipped out some cranberries leftover from Thanksgiving.
I whipped out some almonds to see if I could manage slicing something with a little more density. When I shaved slivers of that almond right down the side without any trouble at all I was enamored.
I’m sold at this point! Send me to cooking school cause this Mommie needs to learn how to cook with these things. Now, whether these awesome knifes can make my cooking taste any better, that’s another story.
Would I buy anything else from Rada Cutlery?
ASOLUTELY. I have a birthday soon and I’ve already circled several things in the catalog that I would like to have. Waiting that long and narrowing the selections down in another thing entirely.
How can you find out more about Rada Cutlery?
So, how about a giveaway?
Sure! I will be offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win a Rada Cook’s Knife and Regular Paring Knife as well. The giveaway will run through December 8th so, let’s get started…
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Disclaimer: The opinions & thoughts expressed in this post are my own. Rada Cutlery provided me with a Rada Cook’s Knife and Regular Paring Knife for the purpose of this review. However, all thought and opinions are expressly my own.
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