KNIFE CARE

How to take care of your knives

It doesn’t matter how many high-tech gadgets and super-duper labor-saving devices you have in your kitchen, it doesn’t take long for any cook to...

What is a honing steel?

We've all seen honing steels in use, even if we didn't realise at the time what they were. A honing steel is a metal...

KNIFE GUIDE

Paring knives

Paring knives are also known as vegetable knives and are another must-have in any serious kitchen. The paring knife typically has a short blade around...

Trimming knives

Looking like the shrunken cousin of the boning knife, the trimming knife is used for much the same purpose. Its blade is usually under three...

Mincing knives (or mezza lunas)

Looking almost as terrifying as the cleaver, the mincing knife will be far more useful in most home kitchens. Also known as the mezza luna...

Sushi knives

Sushi Knives are traditional single beveled kitchen knife. They are made of high carbon steel. Many types of these Japanese knives are honed only...

Boning knives

A must for serious chefs who likes to get the most out of their cuts of meat, the boning knife is a serious bit...

Fluting Knives

Fluting knives are short, straight and sharp-edged. They are normally around 2 to 4 inches long. They're used for delicate peeling and creating decorations. Besides decorating...

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How to take care of your knives

It doesn’t matter how many high-tech gadgets and super-duper labor-saving devices you have in your kitchen, it doesn’t take long for any cook to...