The Best Kitchens Will Have One of the Best Cleavers

Meat Cleavers have existed for several hundred years, and during this time, and more recently, cutlery makers have had the opportunity to improve the manufacturing and quality of cleavers. Today, there are many cleavers on the market to select from, but there are five meat cleavers that are most often considered the best of the lot. Price is a factor but highly rated cleavers are available at a reasonable price for the family cook and restaurants. However, the higher priced cleavers have attributes which appeal to cooks in every kitchen.

One of the best overall meat cleavers for the cheapest possible price is the Winco Heavy-Duty Cleaver. The Winco Cleaver is made from stainless steel that is corrosion resistant. This is the only cleaver in its price class that is made of stainless steel. The Winco cleaver is one of the heaviest one pound with an 8 inch blade, and it can crack any bone effortlessly. There is very little chopping and cutting jobs in your kitchen this cleaver cannot do.

Many people will find the perfect Cleaver Knife to be a Henckel made from carbon steel that is drop forged. It has a full tang and a handle that is triple-riveted. This is a cleaver that belongs in the revered J.A. Henckels collection. Unlike some cleavers that are top heavy and unbalanced, this cleaver is perfectly weighted and balanced. The sharp blade will make quick work of butterflying a chicken. Henckels provides a lifetime warranty on this product. This meat cleaver is the best in its price class.

The Dexter Russell 8-Inch Heavy-Duty Cleaver is made of high-carbon stainless steel by highly skilled craftsmen in America. It is sharpened and hand honed. The blade is heavy and it is 3/8 of an inch thick at the spine. It tapers to 3/16 of an inch at the cutting edge. The beautiful rosewood handle is held together by three rivets made of brass. This is a quality butcher’s cleaver.

The J.A. Henckels Premio collection provides home kitchens with high quality forged knives at a reasonable price. Its forged construction makes it a very durable home kitchen knife. A sleek triple-riveted handle surrounds a full tang.

The Top Chef cleaver has a high-quality stainless steel blade that has been ice-tempered and precisely cut for an amazingly sharp cutting edge. The blade has been hollow ground.