The Difference is in the Knife! {Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Demo}

In my introduction to my ambassadorship with Chicago Cutlery, I mentioned that we eat organic whole foods and how fearful I was to use knives in the kitchen.  When eating real foods, it’s a bit difficult to get around having to chop and dice, so I needed more confidence and incentive to use my knives and hone my skills.  Chicago Cutlery DesignPro has certainly done that and is continually aiding me in that venture.  These knives make the strokes more accurate and effortless (great for fine slicing), so cutting is not as time consuming.  That means more time with my family and less time in the kitchen.

I used to think that you were supposed to hold a knife with your thumb on one side, your pointer finger on top and your other fingers wrapped around the side opposite your thumb.  I was wrong.  With the built-in innovative grip guides, these knives have taught (and are continually teaching) me the correct placement of my fingers.  I will admit that sometimes I still slip up and hold it the old way – after all, I have been doing it this way for practically my entire life.  But the grip guides actually remind me that it’s not the right way.  Honestly, I have felt the difference in cutting when I hold the knife the proper way, so it’s getting less and less that I hold it the wrong way.
The heaviness of the knife combined with the contoured handle and the grip guides give me maximum control. And when I have this firm grip and control in a well-balanced knife, I feel naturally at ease and less fearful about cutting myself (which we already know I am prone to doing).
The ultra sharp Japanese blade is awesome for cutting over-rippened and soft, squishy produce like bananas, grapes, and tomatoes – all of which I must dice up for my infant.  It also makes preparing healthy school lunches and snacks easier, faster and with less effort from me.  Imagine that!  A knife that actually does the work it’s supposed to do! (After all, this is the knife that cut through that avocado pit with ease, remember?)  Because it’s less labor intensive, I can easily and rapidly chop up a week’s worth of fresh veggies and fruits for school lunches rather than resorting to the conveniently packaged (processed, perservative-laden) snacks from the grocery store aisles.

As you will see in the demo video below, I have finally conquered my fear of the serrated knife.  Keep in mind that I am no master at this – I am not a graceful nor fast cutter, and my knife skills are still lacking after my minor setback.  I also have featured my husband using the knives for the Kenyan dish I mentioned in my last post.


I used to think that chopping confidence only came with tons of practice and lots of proper schooling.  And while that may still hold true to some degree (at least if you want to have your own cooking show), it’s really not all about practice and schooling. The difference is actually in the knife.  You need the proper grip on a good, sharp knife that feels comfortable in your hand.  Once you have that, you can have the confidence to face almost any kitchen challenge.  Chopping fears? Consider them virtually obliterated with the new Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives.  Now in the kitchen, I say bring it on!  Well, almost.

Buy the awesome 8-inch Chef5-inch Partoku5-inch Scalloped Utility and other Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives on Amazon.

I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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