• A knife for each job: Kitchen Knives

    by Aly Clark

    A knife for each job: Kitchen Knives Blog Picture

    Let's face it; most of us have a knife block full of different knives yet we don’t have any clue as to what knife to use when we are preparing food. Using the right knife does make a difference in the way you cut, chop, and dice your food. Stop cooking as if you are in home economics class! With this Go-To guide you will be well on your way to going from amateur high school student to competing on Iron Chef.

    Chef's Knife
    The Chef's knife is the all purpose kitchen knife. It is slightly curved which allows a slight rocking motion for a more precise cut. The blade is usually near 8 inches long.

    Pairing Knife
    A paring knife is small in size and used for intricate work such as peeling, deveining, and deseeding. I think of my grandma peeling apples used in her amazing apple cobbler. I have not mastered the art of using a pairing knife, but I am sure most of you possess better control than I have.

    Bread Knife
    Bread Knives are serrated and are perfectly crafted so that it slices bread while not crushing it. The key to using this knife is to use a sawing motion as opposed to just trying to force the blade down in one motion.

    Carving Knife
    This is a perfect knife for all you carnivorous foodies out there. People love their meat and if you are one of those people then you definitely need this knife. It’s blade is usually 8-15 inches long and is perfected for slicing succulent meat into thin pieces. Hopefully, your turkey is nice and juicy and not dried out. We would hate for you to look like Clark Griswold carving the Christmas turkey!

    This should give you some insight on what knife to use whether you are just cooking a basic meal or going all out to impress your loved ones.

    The chef's knife above was made by Macklin and Co, who has a store on JustCustomKnives.com.

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