Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Consumer Critique: Ergo Prodigy Series Knife

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

Whether you're an expert cook or just someone who does a little bit in the kitchen, it's nice to have a knife that can handle large food (like melons or large cuts of meat). It helps when it's a quality knife that is also comfortable. The Prodigy Series 8” Chef Knife by Ergo Chef has an ergonomic non-slip grip handle over a full steel tang for strength and balance. Its lighter weight provides easy handling and control.

Ergo Chef Co-founder Scott Staib knows knives. After his career was sidelined due to carpal tunnel syndrome, he enlisted the help of his engineer brother, Mike, to help him come up with a solution. They worked tirelessly with designers, engineers, culinary professors and countless chefs to create a line of professional grade knives that would be a true extension of a chef’s hand. After three weeks of using their new ergonomically created design, Scott’s persistent tendonitis and carpal tunnel symptoms disappeared, and Ergo Chef was born. 

I don't have carpal tunnel issues, but I do occasionally overuse my hands, with typing and being a musician. Even on days when my hands were tired, this knife was comfortable to use and sharp enough to slice everything I tried to cut. It was easy to wash, too, and really nice and light weight.

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