Every chef understands the importance of having a good knife to use in the kitchen. There are different chef knife designs used to perform on kitchen tasks, from slicing fish, chopping vegetables and cutting garlic. Having a good knife is indeed critical in carrying out different functions in the kitchen.
When most people go on the hunt for the best chef knife out there, they assume that expensive means better. The price, however, isn’t what distinguishes a good chef’s blade from a low-quality one. It pays to consider other features that point to high-quality chef knives.
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If you are thinking of buying new cutlery, desist from the usual 14-piece stainless steel packs. They may look good but you have had similar sets since forever. Try something different this time round. Pick up a corner of the globe for inspiration. Don’t just stop at importing exotic cuisine into your home, try their tableware, too. If you can’t find that in your local stores, the Internet is your friend, especially eBay if you fancy older sets. They also make for great gifts. Here are some ideas from the East to spice up your kitchen.
Why does it make sense to think about a kitchen knife set?
1. It is very likely that knives bought in a set will be cheaper than the same knives bought individually.
It will help you to select your cutting boards if you can first prepare answers to questions such as these…
1. How much space do you have on the kitchen countertop?
If you want a large cutting board (for example, 19 to 13 inches (48 to 33 cm)), you must have a place to put it on the countertop. You may also wish to leave the board there after use. Do you have enough free space?
Different kitchen knife sharpeners are available. For example…
- a sharpening steel.
- a sharpening stone.
- manual and electric sharpeners.
- a sharpener attached to a can opener…
Kitchen knives come in all shapes and sizes, each with a different function. To work efficiently in your kitchen you must know which knife to use for what purpose. As a beginning, you need only get the first three knives listed below. As time goes on, and your needs grow and become more refined, you can add others to your collection.