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

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...

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...

Peeling knives

Similar in size and function to the paring knife, peeling knives are distinguished by a downward curve to their short blades, resembling a straightened-out...

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...

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...

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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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...