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Guide for Choosing the Right Knife

July 12, 2017
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Often times, the kind of food we put on the table is a byproduct of the kind of tools we have used to prepare the food. That is the reason as to why in our endeavor to prepare impeccable food, we need not only ensure we have used clean tools but also strive to use the right kind of tools. In this article, we are going to discuss the different types of kitchen knives as well as delves into how you can choose the right knife to add to your kitchen accessories.


Types of Knives

  1. Chef’s knife

The chef’s knife is one of the most epic knives in the kitchen. Among its striking features are its classical shape and its ability to make light basic food preparations such as slicing and chopping.

  1. Paring Knife

The paring knife has been a picnic favorite for quite some time now. That is probably because of its ability to handle not only paring but also peeling and slicing.

  1. Utility Knife

A utility knife is by far the most incredible kind of knife you can have. Most especially if you need something that will double up as both a multitasking knife and a versatile knife at the same time.

  1. Bread Knife

 The bread knife helps gently slice through bread without tearing the bread.

  1. Steak Knives

Steak knives help you cut the steak into small favorable slices for a more enticing meal.

  1. Boning Knife

The boning knife is best characterized by its narrow, flexible, blade and finely tapered tip. Its function is to help work around bones while inflicting minimal harm to the meat surrounding the bone.

  1. Vegetable Knife

The vegetable knives are best characterized by their tapered, fluted, thin, angled blades that help enhance the overall vegetable chopping experience.


How to Choose the Right Knife

There are various things that need to be put into consideration in choosing a good knife. These include:

  • Whether the Knife Fits in your Hand

One of the most important things you need to put into consideration is whether the knife feels comfortable in your hand. Chances are it's more likely to be effective if it fits just right. That is the reason as to why you need to hold the kitchen knife in your hand at the department store before making a decision to purchase it.

  • The Care Aspect

How well do people in your household take care of the tools in the kitchen? Are they likely to leave dirty dishes unwashed for a long period of time? If that is the case, then you have to go for a knife that is not prone to corrosion. However, you should really consider looking after the tools more carefully by cleaning them and honing the knives in the kitchen regularly.

  • How You Cook

If you are one to do specialized preparations, then, by all means, you need to go for a set with lots of pieces. Nonetheless, if you are not into the whole specialized preparation kind of thing, then just go for a knife that will suit your needs accordingly.

In conclusion, it is vital to remember that a knife will only be as effective as its accompanying wooden cutting board. This is because the two work together each adding value to the other. What’s more a good wooden cutting board also ensures that your knife has a chance to have a longer life span in as far as wearing out is concerned. Buy a perfect cutting board!

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