Are you using the correct knives for food prep?

Kitchen Knives… Are you using the correct one?

I love to cook. It is a favorite pastime of mine. Creating amazing dishes and watching the smile on my husbands face when he takes the first bite is something priceless to me. But, cooking doesn’t only involve seasoning and heating food, it also involves the pre-prep. Which involves much more and in order to have a smooth pre-prep you need the appropriate kitchen utensils, especially KNIVES!

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Knives

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When it comes to Knives it is important to use the correct knife for the job at hand. If you don’t you will probably end up with an incorrect cut which can sometimes ruin presentation, texture, and sometimes even taste in the meals which you are cooking. The types of knives most used in many kitchens are as follows:

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Paring Knife:

A pairing knife is a multi-purpose knife similar to the chef’s knife but much smaller. It is used for intricate work, peeling, de-veining shrimp, removing seeds and other small kitchen jobs.

Pictured below is a 3.5 inch blue paring knife by Chef’s Vision with a snowy mountain scene.

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Utility Knife:

A utility knife is a multi-purpose knife used for chopping vegetables, slicing meat and disjointing large cuts.

Pictured below is a 5 inch yellow utility knife by Chef’s Vision with an ocean scene.

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Santoku Knife:

The Santoku knife is an all purpose knife used primarily for slicing, dicing and mincing.

Pictured below is a 7 inch red santoku knife by Chef’s Vision with a red forest scene.

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Slicing Knife:

Another knife similar to a Chef’s knife is the slicing knife. At the same 8 inch length as the chefs knife the slicing knife blade is thinner and smaller. Slicing knifes are generally used for slicing meats.

Pictured below is a 8 inch pink slicing knife by Chef’s Vision with a pink flower field scene.

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Bread Knife:

A bread knife is primarily used to cut bread, hence the name. The deep serrated edges allow for smooth cutting of thick crusted breads.

Pictured below is  an 8 inch purple bread knife by Chef’s vision with a purple mountainous scene.

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Chef’s Knife:

Finally the Chef’s knife. The all-star go to multi-use multipurpose jack of all trades knife. If you want one knife, the chef knife is the one to get. It can be used for anything from slicing, dicing, mincing, chopping, and the blade is wide enough to scoop up the cut pieces.

Pictured below is the 8 inch green chef knife by Chef’s Vision with a green forest scene.

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Knives: The star of the kitchen!

Most kitchens have a knife display. Be it a magnetic strip on the wall, a knife block, or some other way. Cooks and chef’s display knives as art because knives are the star of the kitchen!

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I have been looking at knife sets for years. Just waiting for one to jump out and say BUY ME NOW! And I finally found it. Although I did get this set at a discount I have got to say that these knives are the BEST KNIVES I have ever used in my kitchen. Not only are they VIEWtiful, they work amazing.

I received the knives just as my husband and I were discussing making some leftover ham (from Easter) and cheddar sandwiches. With lettuce, tomato, and onion.

The proof is always in the tomato!

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These knives totally out preform themselves and I am so happy I got them! I foresee many many years of using these VIEWtiful high quality knives. I love them!

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Stacey
  • Great and informative post on knives. Very well written.

  • Laura Gonzalez

    OMG, this is so great information, im a begginer cooker and this helps me solve some of the doubts that i had as for the sets of knives i should have and how properly use them!

  • AyanaOri

    This is so interesting, I usually don’t pay attention when I buy knives. I’ll try to pay attention the next time I do some shopping