Press & Praise
I used the Knuckle Sandwich Chef’s and Santoku knives in a professional kitchen for almost three months. They are highly durable, heavy and well-balanced knives with good edge retention.
I reach for my 8” Ergo Chef knife before any other knife in my assortment of family heirloom knives. As a sufferer of both carpel tunnel syndrome and arthritis, the Ergo Chef knife allows me to prepare foods without the aftermath of pain. I prefer to use a few excellent multi-functional kitchen tools that will serve for a lifetime. I believe Ergo Chef is one of these products.
Joann Olster Gorman
Home Food Enthusiast
The overall contour of the 8″ chef knife is unique, with the handle and blade being very comfortable and familiar. The weight and look of the knife is very attractive. After using the knife and getting familiar with it, it took less hand movement for the blade to cut. The slope of the knife was comfortable to hold. I was very excited to use the Ergo Chef knife and it did not disappoint me. I let my entire kitchen staff try the knife and everyone thought it worked and felt great.
Executive Chef of GlenArbor Golf Club
The 8″ Ergo Chef Knife is by far one of the best knives I have used. In my opinion they have a precision cutting edge that is equal to the Henkel’s and Wusthof’s of the world, with an added feature. An Ergonomic handle which adds comfort that allows you to cut, chop, and dice with ease and comfort for hours. I would highly recommend this precision knife to anybody in the foodservice business and for the frugal gourmet at home.
Johnson & Wales Graduate
Associate Director of Dining Services for Chartwells of The Compass Group
Chef Scott Staib and Mr. Len Staib have manufactured an incredible product. It is sometimes difficult as professionals to change tools that are different than what we are used to, especially when we have developed an emotional comfort level with the tools that we currently use. It is not surprising that the students in my culinary arts class quickly adapted to the knife. Now they beg to use the Ergo Chef chef knife, which was left for the class to use after Chef Scott Staib and Mr. Len Staib gave an inspiring demonstration to my students. The response of my students helped to “open my mind” to give the knife a try. I am glad that I did, it is so comfortable, precise and balanced. I cannot wait until the full production line is available. I will be the first to buy the set. Chef Scott Staib and Mr. Len Staib are also great teachers. They treated my students with dignity and professionalism, exposed them to another facet of the food service industry and inspired my students to think outside of the box.
Johnson & Wales Graduate,
Hello, I Just wanted to drop you some feedback regarding the Ergo Chef knife. This is really a precision instrument! With cooking just being a hobby, I was a little skeptical with using a chef’s knife for all of my kitchen needs. From the first time I used it, I was amazed! I was never able to get a thin slice on veggies and dicing always took too long, but this knife really made everything easy. It is perfectly weighted, and has the feel of a smaller knife. I found it much easier to use than a pairing knife or utility knife. The design of this knife is impeccable and the construction is bulletproof! This knife is a real winner. It really deserves to be in every kitchen! I wish you lots of luck and I hope word spreads of how fantastic this knife really is. Thanks for coming up with such a great design and such tasteful craftsmanship. Good luck with Ergo Chef!
“Since we got the Ergo Chef knife, it is the only knife we use. It’s unique design makes it versatile for any job, from dicing tomatoes to cutting up pineapples.”
“I recently had the opportunity to spend a day with the Ergo Chef 8″ chef knife and fell in love all over again! I am a second year student at the Culinary Institute of America and for the past year, have used nothing but Wusthof knives. The Ergo Chef knife fit perfectly in my hand like it was custom made for me. As far as I’m concerned, it has the perfect tip, blade, weight and balance, and a handle design that only speaks for itself! I’m looking forward to a long career with Ergo Chef.”
Graduate of Culinary Institute of America
Owner of All Smoked Up Catering
The Ergo Chef Chef’s knife is one of the finest knives I have had the pleasure of using. It is comfortable and balanced and a joy to use in the kitchen. Its size and ability to hold an edge makes short work of whatever you task it with. I 100% satisfied and impressed with your product and put Ergo Chef on the same level as Henckel or Sabatier.
Enfuego BBQ, Alabama
I have never used a more balanced and finely crafted piece of cutlery as this. For years, I have been using Henckels and now I am seriously considering replacing these with a block of Ergo chef knives. Excellent product, well made, and a pleasure to use.
Enfuego BBQ Team, Alabama
Chopping, slicing and dicing like a pro is efficient and comfortable with cutlery from Ergo Chef
August 30, 2010
All knives are not created equal. In fact, standard knives can quickly become dull and ineffective, endangering your fingers(!) and potentially causing stress injuries too. That’s why Chef Scott Staib created the Ergo Chef line of ergonomic cutlery; the unique shape slices clean, without discomfort to your wrist or hand. More >>
March 11, 2010
I was recently asked to review these “Knuckle Sandwich” knives for Guy Fieri. It was a tough decision for me, because on the one hand, I am not the biggest Guy Fieri fan, and my blog isn’t usually filled with product placement and equipment reviews. As my friend George Costanza once said, “This is the Blog, and we’re NOT going to change it!” …or something like that. But on the other hand, I make almost no money off this website, buy a lot of expensive ingredients, and spend a ton of time writing up my posts. My Mom desperately needed new knives, and I have been abusing her kitchen a lot lately, so I figured why not? More >>
Guy Fieri and others raise money for C-CAP
March 29, 2010
The 2010 International Home and Housewares show in Chicago, IL mid-March had an incredible list of celebrity chefs in attendance including Gordon Ramsey, Mario Batali, Todd English, Chef Morimoto, Michael Symon, Cat Cora and Guy Fieri. Guy Fieri, always the multi-tasker, was there for two reasons: to promote new additions to his “Knuckle Sandwich” line of knives with Ergo Chef and to throw a fund raising party. More >>
What is the Right Knife to Buy for Your Kitchen?
April 05, 2010
The International Home Housewares Show 2010: Part 2, More Celebrity Chefs and Cool Products
March 30, 2010
I laughed when I saw my picture with Guy Fieri from the International Home Housewares Show which was posted on GuyFieri.com a few days ago. While standing beside Guy, the photographer asked me to move in closer. As I anxiously stood there pondering how close to get, Guy turned to me and said “Come on and hug me Brad…” MORE >>
Gadgets with a green bent are hot at housewares show
May 11, 2010
More than 1,800 exhibitors from all over the world unveiled products to retail buyers and media. The gathering drew celebrated chefs as well. Spotted among the opening day crowd on March 14 were famed foodies Paula Deen, Ellie Krieger, Todd English and Mario Batali (all in the Cooking Theater), Gordon Ramsay (hawking his “Everyday” line of cookware by Sensio) and Guy Fieri (also hawking kitchenware – a line of “Knuckle Sandwich” knives by Ergo Chef). More >>
I Floated into Baconfest Chicago on a Wing and a Prayer…
April 12, 2010
I floated into Baconfest Chicago on a wing and a prayer, with pounds of crispy King Creole spiced Nueske’s bacon poached chicken wings… Thanks to Guy Fieri for letting me try out his Knuckle Sandwich Knives. Cutting up several pounds of chicken wings was really easy with my Dragon Dagger… MORE >>
Guy Fieri tips to sharpen your knife skills
April 20, 2010
Stop to think about how many times you pick up a knife in the kitchen. From prepping ingredients to enjoying your meals, knives are truly an extension of your hand when it comes to cooking. Good quality cutlery not only feels comfortable as you slice, dice and chop, it is also durable and crafted to withstand the wear and tear in the kitchen. Even if you aren’t a professional chef, using ultra-sharp knives that are made to last will quite literally cut down your prep time and even prevent knife-related injuries. Guy Fieri, the culinary rock star of the celebrity chefs, shares his top tips for choosing the best cutlery and keeping your knives sharp. MORE >>
Carve the Beast with Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Knives
April 29, 2010
Familiar lyrics from Hotel California play softly in the background, as I prepare a whole beef tenderloin… Good thing I have Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Knives to trim and carve the beast! MORE
Guy Fieri Loves Better Recipes!
May 11, 2010