The Best Tomato Knife: A Review.
The tomato knife is a good tool to have in the kitchen and is used to slice through tomatoes and other small fruits and vegetables. The serrated edge allows the knife to slice through the tomatoes' skin quickly and easily without crushing the flesh. Many tomato knives have forked tips that allow for easy lifting of the slices after they are cut. The Cookingcache team has tested several of the leading tomato knives on the market and rated them on several criteria, including steel quality, edge retention, fit and feel, balance, overall value and warranty. Here are the results:
Wusthof Classic Tomato Knife: (Model 4109): Our tests were favorable on The Wusthof Classic Tomato Knife. The fork tip was large and made picking up the tomato slices easy. The serrated edge was sharp and the knife kept it's sharpness through our tests. Fit and feel of the knife was good and the somewhat smallish handle balanced the knife properly. Wusthof has an excellent lifetime warranty. The knife is moderately priced at approximately $70.00. Overall we give this knife a B+.
F Dick Tomato Knife: (Model 8144413): This knife has a lot going for it. It has a ergonomic, comfortable handle, sharp blade, fork tip, solid warranty and good price. Our only complaint was the sharpness of the knife out of the box was a bit less than the Shun and the Wusthof. F Dick is a brand that is a bit difficult to find other than online dealers and some restaurant supply stores. Overall this knife gets a B+ and is our best value pick of the tomato knives we reviewed.
Shun Classic Tomato Knife: (Model Shun Classic DM0722): We tested the Shun Classic Tomato Knife and it proved to be a difficult knife to grade. On the one hand the knife was excellent at the job of slicing tomatoes. In fact, it scored the highest in this area of overall effectiveness with slicing even soft tomatoes. On the other, hand the knife has several drawbacks including a right handed handle that is trouble for families that have lefties and righties in the same house. Finally, the knife has no fork tip which we prefer like the Wusthof lines. Shun offers a lifetime warranty and cost is about $75. Overall we give this knife a B.
Kyocera Ceramic Tomato Knife: (Model FK-125NWH): This knife is a bit of an enigma. The blade was one of the best at cutting tomatoes with a micro serrated blade. Our testers had fun using it but there were several drawbacks. The knife has a somewhat cheap plastic handle which the users said felt too light. The knife also has a tendency to chip on the edge so proper care and handling is essential. Finally the knife has only a 5 year warranty which is less than most of the knives in this group. Overall this was a fun and effective knife to use but ultimately we think you would be better served by a traditional steel knife. At around $65 we give this knife a C.
Chroma Tomato Knife: (Model P 10): The Chroma Tomato Knife combine a sleek modern design with high quality. Chroma knives are designed by F.A. Porsche and are manufactured using high grade 18/10 stainless steel. We found the knife to be sharp and the fork tip was reasonably large and effective. The problem is the handle is a little awkward to hold. Chroma offers a limited lifetime warranty on all their knives. Overall we give this knife a C.Global Tomato Knife
: (Model GS-9): We have great affection Global Knives in general but this a swing and a miss. The blade is very sharp but too small to slice tomatoes or much of anything else. Total length on the blade is a paltry 3". Also, there is no fork tip. Global needs to redesign this knife. At about $50 you should save your money. Overall we give this knife a D.