ITs late but we actually replaced our entire pot set with beka pots couldn't be happier.Any Comments on the beka Induction set - https://www.takealot.com/beka-induction-cookware-set-of-7/PLID48946359
It's between this or the Berlinger/Royalty line from Takealot.
I have two. Santoku and Chef knive. Bought them for our camping kit because I was looking for cheapies and was never going to take my proper knives.Anyone used Berlinger Haus knives, I need a Santoku Knife and their Phantom range looks good and not too pricey on Takealot:
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Just found this thread...somehow?I have two. Santoku and Chef knive. Bought them for our camping kit because I was looking for cheapies and was never going to take my proper knives.
They obviously don't keep an edge as long and certainly not as well balanced as my Scanpan or Wusthof knives.
But they sharpen bloody quickly and easily with those pull through knife sharpeners.
So they do what they need to. And they do it well enough.
And for the price, I would definitely get another one or two.
As with the knives I also have 2 of their pans.Just found this thread...somehow?
Is Berlinger House any good?..Everything just seems incredibly cheap compared to what I usually buy?
It looks pretty and shiny, but......
Unfortunately, I view knives as an investment. I use wusthof and imported sharpening stones and a strop to keep their razor sharp edge.After some tweaking and refinishing it's turned into a pretty decent knife. The metal grade at least seems good, relatively hard, though time will tell if it holds an edge. It has nice balance in the hand, the bones of the knife are good just the finishing leaves a lot to be desired.
Probably will steer clear of Berlinger haus knives in the future. Scanpan is most likely the next step up in quality but at around 3 times the price, what other brands can I look at, Jamie Oliver stuff also looks ok and not to pricey?
I have a Wustof Chefs knife, a chefs knife takes a beating so its false economy getting a cheapie.Unfortunately, I view knives as an investment. I use wusthof and imported sharpening stones and a strop to keep their razor sharp edge.
The reality is you don't need many
Keep it simple
1 chef knife 1 Carving knife (even chef works here if you don't have it) 1 Boning and 1 paring done. you can keep the collection smaller than 5 knives.
If you want to keep it super simple just get one very good chef's knife and you pretty much sorted
I didn't suggest a santoku knife to scare ppl away but I also have on in my collection (love them!), its a baccarat from @home think its about R400 after the sharpening stone can shave the hairs off my arm. Its so sharp my wife doesn't want to touch it.I have a Wustof Chefs knife, a chefs knife takes a beating so its false economy getting a cheapie.
I've been wanting a small Santoku knife, approx 12cm, for everyday stuff and going camping with. They are easier to pack not having such a sharp tip and being so short are also easier to use in confined spaces. Not many make such a small one and I wasn't keen on having a R1000+ knife out in the bush where it may get lost or your bra decides to sharpen it on a rock or otherwise butcher it.
I find Santoku knives very versatile and easy to handle/nice balance, better than a traditional European style chefs knife. I'd like to get a decent full sized one, which are around 18cm, the Wustof version in their classic range is around R1500 if I recall correctly.