If you told me a year ago that I would actually care about the knives I used in the kitchen, I would’ve laughed. But Material has changed my mind about how having a set of knives you not only like to look at, but feel good using, is incredibly important to liking cooking in general.
Cutlery is extremely subjective, because if you’re not comfortable using your knife, you risk injuring yourself. Material’s knives are sleek and unassuming and feel good in your hand. With their newest launch of an easy-to-use knife sharpener, you can take care of your knives and keep them sharp, which helps make them last longer and decreases risks of cutting yourself (which sounds counterintuitive, but the sharper the knife, the less likely you are of slipping while slicing).
What’s so great about Material’s cutlery and accessories is that they feel substantial in your hand, but not unwieldy or too advanced. As I dive deeper and deeper into cooking, I find it a little overwhelming to understand the differences in knives, but Material makes it simple, with sets that feature every knife a kitchen could need. They even have a larger sets dubbed The Iconics (which is the one I was sent to check out) and The Fundamentals that give you even more access to ready-when-you-are kitchen gear, like tongs, a slotted spoon, a spatula, and more. It even comes with a holder that keeps all the accessories together and features a magnetic strip to hold your knives. I’d honestly buy the just holder on it’s own, though they do sell a magnetic knife stand as well.
The most difficult choice you’ll have to make when it comes to these knives is what color handle to get. Choose from Almost Black, Cool Neutral, Blush, or Blue Grey.
Keeping your knives at their best is a crucial step to cooking well, even if your kitchen sucks or you’re still learning the difference between a julienne and a dice. With Material, you’re not overwhelmed by choice or jargon, and that’s important when the kitchen itself may feel that way.
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