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.
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" motion to finely chop herbs. 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.
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.
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 the 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.
Do you often use the dishwasher instead of the washing-up brush? Many knives in our range are dishwasher safe, which is a great advantage for many people. To maintain the quality of your kitchen knives, we strongly advise against cleaning in the dishwasher. To provide the knife with long life, we recommend cleaning your knives by hand. Especially kitchen knives with a wooden handle are not suitable for the dishwasher. You can do this by using warm water and a mild detergent. This will keep the kitchen knife sharp longer and there will be no oxidation spots on the blade.
Besides cleaning the knife, a sharp knife works a lot better in the kitchen. For this, we offer various products to keep your knives in top condition. An easy way to keep your knives sharp is to sharpen them with a knife sharpener. This sharpening method requires some technique and strength.
Another way to keep your knives sharp is to use sharpening steel. These rods do not sharpen the knife, but put back the burrs that have formed. This way of sharpening is a fast way that requires some technique.
Do you often put your knives loosely in the kitchen drawer? This is not only dangerous but also damages the blade's cutting edge. It is much better to store a knife in a knife block or to hang it on a knife magnet. This extends the life and is safer. If you still want to store your knife in the kitchen drawer, use a knife guard.