Are you looking for new kitchen knives? Kitchen knives come in many shapes and sizes. The wide range of different kitchen knives often does not make the choice any easier. You come across many different price and quality classes. Cookinglife aims to make cooking easier and we also want to make cooking more fun with you. We explain which knives are essential in both the professional and hobby kitchen.
The knife for the kitchen
One of the most important knives in the kitchen is the chef's knife. This knife is known for its wide blade and pointed point. The shape of the blade allows you to cut large quantities of food quickly. The wide blade also makes it easy to move food. The curvature in the edge provides the so-called 'rocking back and forth' to finely chop herbs, for example, Chef's knives vary in length from 15 cm to 36 cm. The most commonly used size for the chef's knife is 20 cm.
The Japanese chef's knife is also called the Santoku knife. This knife has a more curved front and has dimples in the blade. These dimples provide air between the food and the blade. This makes your ingredients stick to the bladeless quickly. Santoku knives vary in length from 12.5 to 20 cm.
The knife with a serrated
Another essential knife in the kitchen is the serrated knife. This knife is suitable for food with a hard crust. The most commonly used serrated knife in the kitchen is the bread knife. Thanks to the serrations on the blade, the bread is not crushed during cutting. This can happen with a knife with a smooth edge.
In addition to bread and baguette, the bread knife is very suitable for other products with a hard crust and soft interior. You can think of melon, tomatoes or hard vegetables. Pies and cakes are also easy to cut with a serrated knife.
Fine cutting, peeling and turning
Small tasks in the kitchen are sometimes difficult to perform with the chef's knife. For this, utility knives, vegetable knives and windmill knives are a perfect choice. With utility and vegetable knives you can easily cut smaller vegetables. Peelers already betray their function, peeling various ingredients. Tasks such as strawberry de-crowning are also suitable for these blades. The turning knife is designed for peeling round food or for drilling apples. These knives are must-haves for the professional and hobby kitchen.