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

Bread knives

The greatest thing since before sliced bread, it does exactly as it says on the box it comes in – it cuts bread. Bread knives...

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...

Carving knives

One of the 'glamor' knives, thanks to its starring role in proceedings at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Carving knives have a blade that's sharp, fine...

Chef knives

Chef knives are the staple of any kitchen. If you're only going to have one knife, start here. It's also known as a cook's...

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...

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Best kitchen knives in the world

The best kitchen knives in the world are produced by the manufacturers who use the best material and the latest methods in their manufacturing...