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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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What are the parts of a kitchen knife?

For such a simple instrument, there is a lot of jargon around the different parts of a kitchen knife, with lots of different terms...