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This Knife Makes Me Feel Super Confident When I’m Chopping Hard, Fall Veggies

published Oct 29, 2021
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Real talk: Chopping beets, carrots, pumpkins, butternut squash, or any other dense root veggie can be downright treacherous if you don’t have the right tools at hand. For harder, more fibrous veggies, you definitely need a sturdy knife to protect your paws! With a super sharp and strong knife designed for force in your hand, there’s nothing you can’t slice through. Enter: Made In’s Santoku Knife. This thing is a beast.

I’ve been using this knife for the past year or so for these tougher veggie-chopping tasks and can attest to its strength, sharpness, and durability over time. I reach for this knife whenever I chop sweet potatoes, ginger, parsnips, onions, or any other hard root vegetable. If I’m chopping softer, smaller ingredients like parsley or broccoli florets, I might use my chef’s knife or paring knife, but anything that has a dense core? Santoku! Apples or pears? Santoku, too! Straight from the box, this was one of the sharpest blades I’ve ever encountered (it comes with a protective sheath to encourage extra caution when handling). The first time I used this knife to chop onions, garlic, and fresh herbs for a lentil soup I was cooking, I quite literally gasped. So sharp!

With a blade that’s hand-scalloped to reduce friction and crafted from premium stainless steel, this seven-inch knife feels incredibly stable and balanced in my hand. This makes it much easier to precisely slice or chop vegetables that would otherwise slide around my cutting board. I’m looking at you, Mr. Spaghetti Squash! The handle is also noteworthy, since it’s comfortable to hold and ergonomic, and also comes in three pretty colorways.

As an added bonus, Made In also offers a personalized engraving option, which makes this knife a truly awesome gift for anyone in your life who loves to cook.