Everything you need to know about Kitchen knives

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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.

Everything you need to know about Kitchen knives

 

Things you need to know about different types knives

  1. Salmon knife
    Flexible, slim knife with a straight cutting edge. Great for cutting fish into wafer thin slices, particularly smoked salmon.
  2. Spatula
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Filleting Knife
    Flexible boning knife perfect for filleting and preparing fish and meat. A long, slim blade with flexibility allows ease of movement.
  9. 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.
  10. Cleaver
    A generally rectangular sturdy bladed knife used for splitting large cuts of meat and spare ribs.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Utility knife
    An all round versatile, smaller knife suitable for chopping and slicing fruit or vegetables and smaller cuts of meat.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Decorating Knife
    A defined blade that offers a pronounced point for carving intricate patterns. Great for fruit and vegetables.
  18. Vegetable knife
    As the name suggests, this is great for cutting smaller fruits and vegetables.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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