If you follow my blog, then you know love I love to spend time cooking and baking in my kitchen. With two young children, however, it is hard to find time to be in the kitchen. But, when I do, I love preparing new dishes for my family to try and enjoy, as well as whip up family favorites, including Italian cookies and pastries. So, when I was putting together my Mother's Day Gift Giving Guide this year, I knew as a cook/baker, that I would want to see kitchen gadgets and cookbooks (stay tuned for these reviews), included in a gift guide. And, when I was given the chance to review the Nogent***, EXPERT pairing knife, I jumped at the opportunity. Nogent*** recently released their new EXPERT line, which includes the following vibrant colors:
Aren't they beautiful looking? I was sent the Nogent*** EXPERT paring knife in turquoise, to try out, and couldn't get over how bold, yet gorgeous the knife was. The turquoise ergonomic handle is made from polypropylene, a material with natural antibacterial properties, and is molded to the blade and guaranteed not to come off. This was the first time I owned or used a Nogent*** knife, but will not be the last! Nogent*** EXPERT knives are 100% manufactured and hand-finished in France.
Even though my family has been sidelined with the nasty stomach bug going around, I made a point to get into the kitchen and try out this knife. And, boy, did I put it to the test! Be warned, this knife is really sharp. After my husband cut his hand and required stitches years ago, I have made a point to hide sharp knives, to help prevent an incident like this from happening again. So, right now, I have a secret stash of sharp knives -- shhh, don't tell him :-).
I couldn't get over the ease and accuracy in cutting vegetables and fruits. I was able to effortlessly dice up tomatoes for my daughter, as well as mince garlic and cut up strawberries. And, unlike other pairing knives, I didn't have to sharpen this knife after each use. All I had to do was wash and reuse, thanks in part to Nogent's *** EXPERT line feature, micro-serration, which means that the knives never need to be sharpened. I can't tell you how many knives I have thrown out as a result of them getting dull, even after proper sharpening. As a busy mom, the last thing I want to worry about is sharpening knives prior to use. And, now with my new Nogent***, I don't have to worry.
I can't wait until this stomach bug is a distant memory, and I can get back into the kitchen and prepare some new and old recipes, all while enjoying my new Nogent*** EXPERT pairing knife. With Mother's Day right around the corner, why not surprise that cook/baker with a Nogent*** EXPERT pairing knife, in one of the three new vibrant colors? It is truly a gift that they will enjoy and get use out of.
You can pick up a Nogent*** EXPERT paring knife for yourself, or to give as a gift this Mother's Day, for only $19.95, by ordering through this online etailer, www.broadwaypanhandler.com
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.