I am so happy that I was given the opportunity to be a Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives ambassador. The past few weeks using the DesignPro knives have taught me several lessons:
- The type of knife you use can make all the difference in how well you can cut and prepare every type of food (i.e., fruits, vegetables, meats and breads).
- Knives can be comfortable to grip. The correct hold on a knife gives you better control.
- Sharp knives make food preparation easier and faster.
I do things a little differently now when it comes to food preparation and cutting/slicing. Instead of grabbing the first knife I come to in the knife drawer, I select a knife that will work best for the task. For example, a DesignPro serrated bread knife slices cleanly through breads much better than just any old kind of knife I used to use. Mincing and dicing vegetables is much easier to do with a Chef Knife. Practicing with the DesignPro Chef Knife has helped me become less intimidated to use a large knife in my kitchen for everyday dinnertime food prep.
Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives have an innovative grip that helps guide your hand as you cut. There are laser-etched dots to show you exactly where to hold the knife.
The video below shows me using the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Chef Knife and Utility Knife to chop tomatoes and onions for homemade salsa. I used to toss salsa ingredients into the food processor because it was easier than chopping things by hand. But food processor salsa is never the right consistency. I love fresh, chunky tomato salsa and the only way to get it right is cutting the tomatoes, onions and other ingredients by hand. My Chicago Cutlery knives make the chopping, mincing and dicing a breeze, and I enjoy the time I spend in the kitchen using them.
Read more about my experience as a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador.