The Santoku Knife, a Japanese designed chef’s knife, is one of my favorite tools to use in the home kitchen. The word Santoku means “three uses,” referring to its great design to slice, dice and mince.
Another thing I like about this design are these little scallops along the knife blade which 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, about $70, will work fine in your kitchen.