Absolutely obsessed with this professional chef knife

I’m absolutely obsessed with my chef knife. Not only has it been recommended by many people, it is a professional chef knife anyone would never regret to own. The chef knife that I’m talking about is the Wusthof Classic 8-Inch. I would be really happy if you give this knife a try as I have not look for another chef knife in almost 5 years already.

What I Like

What I really like about the knife is that it has a razor sharp edge that can last for a long time without honing or sharpening it. In the past five years, I’ve only sharpened them about three times at the local sharpening service. It also rust resistant. Sometimes, I forget to dry my knife after washing. Thankfully, the knife’s blade is still in perfect condition and there is no presence of rust at all.

The handles on this knife is also very comfortable to hold on. Imagine peeling through a sack of potatoes without suffering from wrist tension after. I also like the fact that the blade is attached to the handle. It’s much more hygienic. My grandmother loves using my chef knife as she said it gets the job done faster and it doesn’t take much moves to get what she wants. The knife feels well balanced and I think the full bolster helps it achieve this. The knife also won’t feel like it’s going to fly out of your hands.

The Features Of The Wusthof Classic Knife

Wusthof Classic knives are just that, a classic. They are known among professional chefs as the Cadillac of kitchen knives. That’s right, the best knife of the best knives. They have the right amount of heft, a blade that can’t be beaten, a bolster for excellent balance, and a very comfortable handle. Let us dive into this line of knives a little deeper.

The blade of a Wusthof Classic knife is forged from a single blade of stainless steel. Immediately out of the box, the blade may be duller than what you may have thought, but expect this with Wusthof knives. Sharpen the knife to your liking and you will be amazed at not only how sharp the knife can get, but also how long the blade stays sharp.

Perfectly Designed Knife

The bolster allows professional chefs and home cooks alike to get a firm grip on the knife with your thumb and index finger in front of the bolster. This grip allows precise chopping, dicing, and slicing. The handle is ergonomically triple-riveted and slip resistant. Most people find this handle extremely comfortable in their hands.

High Recommendation

I’m really thankful that this chef knife also comes with a lifetime warranty that is great because for the price that I paid, I would be devastated if I had to buy another. This knife is sharp, handle-friendly as well as easy to maintain. What more could you ask for? As I have mentioned above, check out the Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef Knife.

Why Did I Purchase This Espresso Machine?

Besides cracking open a cold one with the boys, I love drinking shots of espresso to stay active throughout the day. It isn’t easy running your own business. There’ll be plenty of bumps and hiccups in the process but, with the right determination, I believe I’ll be a successful entrepreneur someday. It was a good quarter this year so I decided to splurge a little. I needed a new espresso machine since my old Goldie finally gave way. So here’s how I picked my new espresso machine.

Always Go With Stainless Steel Espresso Machines

The stainless steel espresso machine, Rancilio Silvia, has got to be the best semi-automatic espresso machine. As a person who is very passionate about making coffee beverages at home, I didn’t mind the price I paid to get this fabulous machine. While I was searching for the important features and going through tons of semi-automatic espresso machine, a particular blog(http://bisuzscoffee.com/) happen to help me make the right selection.

Features Of My New Espresso Machine (I named Her Shimmer)rancilio-silvia-espresso-machine

Just an overview of this product, it might be a big but it certainly looks sleek on the your kitchen countertop as it is made out of stainless steel. If you’re a beginner, I would not recommend getting this as it will only complicate the procedure and you will only destroy the quality of the espresso. I used to have a Gaggia Classic which has helped me a lot over the past years before I decided to look for something more professional.

Even though it came with a tamper, I didn’t use it because it’s made out of plastic. I already had my favourite stainless steel tamper so I was fine. Another thing that you should invest in is a coffee grinder. Nothing is better than the aroma of fresh brewed espressos.

Look For A Good Steaming Wand

I really like the omni-directional steaming wand. Since it’s connected to a ball joint, you can guide it the direction you want to swirl your milk. A simple reminder to always place the tip just below the surface and to always let some steam out afterwards to not clog it. It has a steam button and a steam valve so you can easily control it. When you turn on the button, the machine increases the temperature to let out ideal steam. It also only has one boiler so you have to wait for it to cool down and heat up again. It’s fairly easy especially if you’re still half asleep in the morning.

Well Built And Well Designed Espresso Machine

I really avoid using plastic kitchen wares as they are quite dangerous. Especially kettles. This was why I was happy that this espresso machine was made out of stainless steel. However, the portafilter is a different story as it is made out of solid brass. The only parts of it that is made out of plastic is the tank but other than that it’s great. Even the boiler is made out of brass.

A Nifty Addition

Overall, this is a great machine. I haven’t tested this function yet but there is an pod and capsule adaptor kit available. This will be beneficial to those who love their ESE pods or their multi-flavoured capsules. If you own a little cafe or you would like to purchase this for your office, I’d say give it a go. You won’t lose anything by trying. I have made tons of lattes and cappuccinos with this machine and I hope you will in the future.

Winter beer festival planned at Budweiser Events Center


Volunteers in Loveland, Colorado, knew there weren’t any brew festivals in the winter.

Sure, there was the Great American Beer Festival that rounded out September and led into October, but no one had decided to create something for the colder months.

Until next week, that is.

The first annual Polar Pints will be held next Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Budweiser Events Center. Some of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Special Olympics.

Event organizer Phil Hossler wanted to help Left Hand Brewing create a winter brew fest after seeing the continued yearly success of their summer festival, the Gnarly Barley Brew Fest.

“Not too many facilities can hold a big brew fest during the wintertime,” he said. “But, the Budweiser Events Center is the perfect size for something like this. Everything just happened to work out perfectly for Polar Pints.”

Although Hossler would be hard-pressed to call Polar Pints the “winter version of Gnarly Barley,” much of the festival is mirrored off of its summer counterpart.

“Ultimately, the main goal for us is to get people out to drink some beer,” he said.

Polar Pints will feature 27 breweries, 19 of which are Colorado-based, inside of the events center. Each will have their own designated, decorated booth. Some will be serving seasonally-flavored beers, but Hossler couldn’t speak as to what types would be offered, saying he left it up to each brewery to choose what they’d like to show off. Over all, there will be over 100 beers on tap.

Anyone who purchases a general admission ticket will receive 10 tokens and a four-ounce sampling mug. Each token will purchase one tasting from a brewery. Once you run out of tokens, you’re welcome to purchase more, Hossler said. Each extra token will cost $1.

VIP ticket holders receive unlimited tasting tokens and are allowed into the events center one hour early. They will also receive access to a VIP area with food, specialty beers, a pint glass and a Polar Pints t-shirt.

Old Chicago and a gyro vendor will provide food during the event.

At the festival, all of the breweries will be locked in a friendly competition with each other, since the top three companies that obtain the most tokens from attendees will receive donations to the nonprofit organization of their choice. There will also be a prize for the people’s choice award, which will be handed out after the crowd is polled. The brewery that wins will be featured during summer events, Hossler said.

“No one else really does this, and we really hope it goes off without a hitch,” he said.

Source: Wyomingnews