The santoku knife is one of my favorite tools in the kitchen. A Japanese designed chef’s knife, the word santoku means “three uses,” referring to its great design to slice, dice and mince.
The little scallops along the knife blade create tiny little air pockets which keeps your knife from sticking to your food as you are cutting through the product.
If you’re in the market for a new kitchen knife or cutlery set, I highly recommend going to a cutlery store where you can pick up the product, try it out and make sure it feels good in your hands.
When purchasing your santoku knife, don’t settle for something really cheap, but don’t pay top dollar either. A mid-ranged price knife, priced about $70, will work fine in your kitchen.