Knives with ap-peel

These knives incorporate other cutting tools into the blades to cut down on kitchen clutter.

Looking sharp, don't you think? Caroline Noorijk

You know how we love our multitasking gadgets here at CNET. My own personal aversion to clutter makes these basicKnives intriguing. The small collection features three knives--a 6-inch cook's knife, a 4-inch paring knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife--that incorporate other cutting tools within the surface of the blade.

The cook's knife features a grater/crusher and an herb scoop. The larger paring knife includes a vegetable peeler, and the smaller one holds a zester/decorating tool.

Less to wash, less to store--works for me. I've seen a few comments raised about potential problems with having a grater on the side of the blade--proper chopping technique has chefs resting their knuckles against the blade. But, this isn't a traditional grater--that is, it doesn't look like there's a protrusion, just a perforation in the blade--so these concerns may be unwarranted.

The larger issue is that I can't figure out where to buy the things or how much they cost. So if you track down that info, be sure to post it in the comments.

About the author

    Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.


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