Good knives are essential to every kitchen. But which knives do you actually need? At Cookinglife, we have an extensive range of knives for the professional chef and the starting home chef.
A knife is divided into many parts. The three most important parts are the blade, the head, and the handle. These parts differ from brand to brand, and even more from series to series. The same applies to the hardness of the steel. Each brand uses a different type of steel, which is indicated by means of an HRC or Rockwell value. The higher this value, the harder the steel of the knife is and the sharper the cut.
Would you like more information on the steel that our knife brands use? On our information page, you will find an extensive explanation about the types of knife steel we offer at Cookinglife.
Before you make your selection of knives you should carefully consider what you want to use the knives for. The chef's knife is the most common knife and is often used for cutting large quantities of vegetables, fruit, or meat. At Cookinglife you will find chef's knives with blades between 14 cm and 36 cm.
The Japaense chef's knife, also called santoku knife, is a slightly smaller knife used for the same purposes. The blade has dimples which prevent food from sticking together. The paring knives and peelers are the perfect solution for smaller cutting tasks.
Do you often cut food with a hard crust? Bread knives are a good solution for these products. The serrated edge of the bread knife makes slicing melons or baguettes effortless. Do you want to make more precise cuts for a straighter cut? Then buy the bread knives with double serrations. Create your own selection of knives and view all of our kitchen knives.
Knife blocks and knife sets
Are you looking for a new set of knives? Choose a low priced knife set or buy your kitchen knives in one of our knife blocks. By using a knife block, you protect your knives against damage on the cutting surface. The brand Richardson Sheffield offers a wide range of knife blocks with knives and knife blocks without knives.
Another way to prevent danger in the kitchen drawer is to use a knife magnet. This extends the life of the knife and is safer. If you still want to store your knife in the kitchen drawer, use a knife protector.
Wusthof & Diamant Sabatier Knives
In the wide range of knives available at Cookinglife you will find all the knivesyou need in the kitchen. Are you a real knife collector? Then you will always find the right knife at Cookinglife. Quality brands such as Wusthof and Diamant Sabatier offer besides the standard kitchen knives also many (small) handy knives for the more difficult cutting tasks in the kitchen.
Catering industry-grade knives
Within our extensive collection of series, are also knives suitable for the catering industry. Some brands have a higher quality series with details that matter most to the professional knife enthusiast. Of course, there are also knife sets available that are perfect for a starter kitchen.
The German brand Diamant Sabatier also has its own catering industry standard line. The Diamant Sabatier Forge Series is an extensive series with both the standard and very specific knives. In this series you can buy the knives by piece, in a set or even in a knife block. Take a look at our Diamant Sabatier Forge series now.
Sharpening steels and knife sharpeners
After care is very important for maintaining knives in good condition. Many knives are dishwasher-safe. We recommend that you always clean your knives by hand in order to ensure the longest possible service life. Apart from cleaning, keeping your knives sharp is a must. Nothing is more annoying than cutting with a blunt knife.
To keep your knives sharp, you can use a sharpening steel or a knife sharpener. With a sharpening steel, you straighten the burrs. After a while, the edge becomes less and less sharp. Use a knife sharpener or sharpening steel with a diamond coating. Check out all of our knife care products to keep your knives in top shape.