Table of Contents
- 1 The Single Most Important Knife: Chef’s knife
- 2 The Anatomy of a Kitchen Knife
- 3 Types of Knives
- 4 Types of Kitchen Knives you must have
- 5 Forged Knife or Stamped Knife?
- 6 Facts to help you find the Best Kitchen Knife
- 7 How to take care of your Kitchen Knife?
- 8 How to Maintain Your Kitchen Knife?
- 9 Cutting Boards
- 10 How often do you need to sharpen the Best Kitchen Knife?
The Single Most Important Knife: Chef’s knife
The Anatomy of a Kitchen Knife
Types of Knives
- Carbon Steel Knives
- Stainless Steel Knives
- High Carbon Stainless Steel Knives
- Ceramic Knives
Carbon Steel Knives
Stainless Steel Knives
High Carbon Stainless Steel Knives
Types of Kitchen Knives you must have
- The Chef’s Knife
- Utility Knife
- Paring Knife
- Bread Knife
The Chef’s Knife
Forged Knife or Stamped Knife?
What is different between a Forged knife and a Stamped knife?
Facts to help you find the Best Kitchen Knife
I can tell you it’s frustrating to cook when you have kitchen knives that
- Can’t easily cut through meats
- Are uncomfortable to hold after a while
- Dull easily
- Are hard to clean or stains easily
Here are the seven facts or standards that I put each kitchen knife or knife set through before I buy to determine whether they are the best kitchen knives:
- Sharp edge – Needs no explanation.
- Cutting edge retention – This is something you can only find out later for yourself! But a little bit of online research helps.
- Material and Craftsmanship – Both blade and handle must be well made, with good materials and construction.
- Comfort and safety – A handle designed to be comfortable, ergonomic, and secure will always make a big difference here.
- Balance – A well-balanced knife will ease your job by not stressing your hand out. Knives with a full tang are often more balanced.
- Easy to sharpen – Western knives are easier to sharpen than Japanese knives due to the angle of their edges, but some manufacturers offer free sharpening service as long as you can send the knives in.
- Long-Lasting – I don’t buy my knives to be thrown away after a couple of months. I’d rather buy something expensive and will last me for at least a few years.
How to take care of your Kitchen Knife?
How to wash your kitchen knife?
Dishwasher & Storage
How to Maintain Your Kitchen Knife?
How often do you need to sharpen the Best Kitchen Knife?
When is it time to sharpen your kitchen knives?
One way to find out whether it is time to sharpen your kitchen knives is when your knife can’t make a clean cut through the skin of a tomato.