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

Utility knives

Utility knives can have a multitude of different names, including serrated utility knife, flexible serrated knife, tomato knife or even sandwich knife. That gives...

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...

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...

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...

Cleavers

Used for 'cleaving' meat and bone, cleavers are a staple in horror movies. The instantly-recognizable rectangular blade is thick, heavy and very sharp, making it the...

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...

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Professional kitchen knives

Professional kitchen knives are generally used by the the professional chefs in their kitchen at the workplace. These knives are used for longer period...