Willingly or not, sheltering in place has forced many of us to spend a lot more time in the kitchen. The more reluctant cooks among us may have gotten by with whatever hodgepodge of knives are stashed in their drawer, but with social distancing here to stay, even as some businesses open up, it’s likely we’ll spend a lot more time living and cooking at home. Which is why this deal on a 15-piece knife set from German brand J.A. Henckels — which has been producing knives since the 18th century — caught our eye. On sale for 56 percent off, its price drops from $216 to a way more reasonable $95 for every blade you may need, whether you’re deboning a fish or julienning a carrot (the cost per knife is roughly $6). J.A. Henckels also happens to be a favorite amongst professional chefs: “I like the heft of a Henckel,” says Josh Capon of Bowery Meat Company. “I learned to bone out lamb legs and veal legs with it; the way I know how to butcher relates specifically to this knife,” adds chef Patti Jackson of Delaware and Hudson, who told us she’s been using a J.A. Henckel since 1986. The set includes a paring knife, a serrated utility knife, a santoku knife, a utility knife, a bread knife, a chef’s knife, kitchen shears, six steak knives, plus a stainless-steel rod to keep everything nice and sharp. And if you don’t need any new knifes yourself, we think it would make a great Father’s Day gift for a dad who does.
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