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I'm a millennial foody who spends more time looking at pretty Pinterest recipes & thinking about cooking than… actually cooking…
I spend hours staring at online menus & if I were rich, my husband and I would just eat out every meal… but we aren't.
The other day I was mindlessly scrolling through TikTok and went down a kitchen, meal prep, and cooking rabbit hole. I know everyone on Tiktok is trying to make everything look picture-perfect all the time but something about these videos just looked fun.
Everyone had a Pinterest-perfect kitchen, beautiful cookware, and knives so sharp they looked fake.
As a joke, I told my husband I'd do way more cooking if we had knives like those — except he didn't think it was a joke. One week later my "Early Birthday Present" showed up in the mail…
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After using the Misen Knives for a few months let me tell you why I love them.
It Has a Cool Design & Makes Cooking Fun
The packaging this knife set arrives in feels like you just bought the newest iPhone. As soon as I got it out of the box I was looking around my kitchen counter & fridge for things I could start chopping!
Fast forward 10 minutes later and I had basically chopped up every vegetable in the house, and felt like I should audition for the next season of Iron Chef.
Even though when it comes to proper knife skills in the kitchen… I have no idea what I'm doing… these knives just feel perfect.
The handle is shaped in such a way that makes it easy to hold and the weight & balance of the knives gives you the confidence to chop with ease. These knives are built using special steel that is 2.5x heavier than the steel used in many traditional kitchen knives… giving it a nice weight while maintaining a sleek look.
What I Love About the Misen Knife
- Easy to Clean Meat and vegetables don't stick to the blade like some of my other knives, so a quick wash and pat-dry is all it needs.
- It's Sharp Misen designed their knives using a 15-degree blade angle instead of the traditional 25-degree angle, giving their knives a noticeably sharper cutting face.
- Affordable The Misen Chef's Knife is reasonably priced. It's under $100, which is less than a dinner out for my husband and me.
- Elegant Design Made from denser steel than most traditional kitchen knives, Misen Knives have a nice weight while maintaining a sleek look.
Be Careful This Thing is Sooo Sharp!
I'm not a professional chef… not even close, but I was sold on the Misen knife when I saw the way it slices through perfectly ripe tomatoes without turning them into a squished mess… I eat a lot of tomatoes.
Misen sharpened these knives at 15 degrees instead of the usual 25-degree blade angle, so they're extra sharp right out of the box. After 6 months of using the Misen Chef's Knife it is still slicing & dicing like the day I got it.
Simple & Easy to Clean
While you can't toss the Misen Chef's Knife into the dishwasher, that doesn't really bother me. I use it so often that I'd rather quickly wash it anyway.
Meat and vegetables don't seem to stick to the blade like some of my other knives, so a quick wash and pat-dry is all it needs.
Affordable Price of a Chef-Grade Knife
One of the reasons I didn't have a selection of high-quality knives was that the good ones are expensive! I used to just grab whatever was on sale at Walmart… I just wasn't willing to spend big money on a knife set.
The Misen Chef's Knife is priced very reasonably. It's under $100… which is less than one dinner out for my husband and me… yes, that's how I justify things (haha). I can buy multiple Misen knives guilt-free.
Premium Japanese Steel
Misen knives are made with AICHI steel, which offers an excellent balance of sharp edge retention and durability and has significantly more carbon content than other "premium" knives.
I think the Misen Knife is a Must Have in every kitchen
You don't have to be a chef to use the Misen Chef's Knife.
This knife is perfect for every kitchen. It's beautifully designed so it looks great on your counter, it's reasonably priced, extremely sharp, easy to clean, and makes you feel like an Iron Chef.
If you want to try the Chef's Knife out, Misen has a 60-day test drive option. I like that they're also backed by a lifetime guarantee and free returns, so the risk is minimal. You won't be stuck with anything.
The Journey Senior Commerce Editor
60-Day Test Drive | Lifetime Guarantee | Free Returns
Finally, a Chef's Knife that will actually stay sharp. Thanks to Misen's pro-grade AUS-10 Japanese Steel with 2.5x more carbon, this knife is strong enough to easily chop through chicken bones, and delicate enough to slice the softest of breads without smashing.
60-Day Test Drive | Lifetime Guarantee | Free Returns
Maximum versatility, minimum counter space. These are the essential knives you need to start cooking better.
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John T.Thu Mar 9, 2023
This is our second chef's knife and we absolutely love it! It's our go to for chopping vegetables… makes it such a breeze!
Jennifer C.Sun Mar 12, 2023
I was so blown away with the quality of my chefs knife!! I've gotten a few cuts, because I'm not used to how sharp and pristine this is! Can't wait to expand my collection! And with their lifetime warranty they have a lifetime customer for sure!!
John S.Thu Mar 9, 2023
Knife is sharp and well built. Looks like it will last and keep a sharp edge. Good feel and weight.
Jamie D.Tue Mar 7, 2023
I had one really nice sharp knife in my block and was looking for another, slightly smaller knife of similar quality. This was it. This knife feels sturdy, cuts very well, and stays sharp. I wasn't as familiar with the brand, but I had seen other reviews and come across the brand in searches. I was not disappointed. I would recommend the knife and the brand!
Garth H.Sun Mar 5, 2023
I have had mine for over three years and use it everyday and it is still super sharp. I love this knife!
Sam l.Fri Feb 24, 2023
Good balance, edge, weight and materials make this knife my go-to.
Bill R.Fri Feb 17, 2023
Sharp, well balanced and looks great! Sharpest knife I've ever used. Makes chopping, dicing, etc a breeze.
Shirley J.Thu Feb 16, 2023
Wow, what a nice knife. Actually just ordered the smaller chef knife for other jobs in kitchen. So nice & sharp, have to be mindful of its edges, the smallest touch will cut you.
Annie D.Thu Feb 16, 2023
Bought Misen chef knives as gifts & couldn't believe the positive feedback from recipients! "Best knife I've ever used," and "I love this knife! Best all around knife ever!" In addition, Misen customer service was incredibly helpful when I initially encountered a slight problem with my order. Definitely ordering more Misen knives in the future!
Richard M.Wed Feb 15, 2023
Great middle knife to complete other knives I have ordered and enjoyed.
Agnes C.Tue Feb 14, 2023
Perfect size for smaller hands
Timothy L.Tue Feb 14, 2023
My wife thinks this knife is wonderful. She's a wonderful cook and has owned two restaurants. She cooks constantly and precision is her game.
Joel L.Fri Feb 10, 2023
Great feel. Good looks. Long lasting sharp blade. A perfect knife.