What basic items does your kitchen need? Is your culinary collection missing some of the most essentials knives? Learn the difference between all the knives you might use to prepare a meal and find out how each can improve your culinary life.
Things you need to know about different types knives
- Salmon knife
Flexible, slim knife with a straight cutting edge. Great for cutting fish into wafer thin slices, particularly smoked salmon.
With a broad and blunt blade, the spatula is great for cooking omelets and pancakes. The rounded tip also helps when spreading icing or dough.
- Granton Slicer
A grant knife has air pockets along the cutting edge of the blade to prevent food from sticking to it. Ideal for slicing wafer thin ham, fruits, pastries, cakes, and vegetables.
- Country loaf knife
This knife is particularly good for bread that has a strong or curved crust, as it has a long, curved blade that shortens towards the tip.
- Chefs Knife
One of the most popular knives, the chef’s knife has a strong blade and is heavy to hold, your workhorse knife, this can be used for all chopping and slicing tasks.
- Bread knife
A Serrated, long and strong blade that allows for cutting of bread with clean slices. Can also be used for slicing many types of soft foods such as tomatoes.
- Santoku Knife
The Santoku knife is the Japanese version of the chef’s knife and is excellent for meat, fish and vegetable It has a wide blade to scoop up chopped food and a curved end which helps the rocking motion used when chopping.
- Filleting Knife
Flexible boning knife perfect for filleting and preparing fish and meat. A long, slim blade with flexibility allows ease of movement.
- Carving Fork
Along two-pronged frock, this is used to hold roast meat whilst slicing it with a carving knife. It is also used for lifting and turning larger pieces of meat and for serving the slices.
A generally rectangular sturdy bladed knife used for splitting large cuts of meat and spare ribs.
- Chinese chopper
Not to be confused with a cleaver. These are large rectangular-bladed knives used for general food preparation but are usually not suitable for chopping through bone or frozen foods.
- Boning knife
Characteristically a thin, curved blade with a straight edge, great for removing meat from the bone. Flexible versions are perfect for fish and poultry.
- Utility knife
An all round versatile, smaller knife suitable for chopping and slicing fruit or vegetables and smaller cuts of meat.
- Tomato knife
A small serrated knife that has a forked tip picking up pieces of fruits and a sharp edge for cutting through the tough
- Slicing knife
Most popular with a serrated edge although also available with a plain blade. A versatile knife for precise cutting, for example, smaller cuts of meat.
- Steak Knife
the steak knife is well known for its slim and strong characteristics and has a straight cutting edge. As the name suggests, it’s widely used for cutting and chopping steak.
- Decorating Knife
A defined blade that offers a pronounced point for carving intricate patterns. Great for fruit and vegetables.
- Vegetable knife
As the name suggests, this is great for cutting smaller fruits and vegetables.
- Peeling knife
A curved blade perfect for peeling fruits and vegetables with a short, handle, thin cutting blade and firm tip ideal for removing the eyes from potatoes.
- Parking knife
A great everyday knife with a slim, fine blade, fine cutting edge, and firm tip.
All the above mentioned are different types of kitchen knives, choose best kitchen knives and place a top kitchen knife set with beautiful knife holder in your kitchen.