By B15MiLl4hcodingcolor. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. At Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:31:22 AM.
Knife blocks are a very popular way to store kitchen knives. If you buy a knife set, storage blocks are often included. You can also buy stand alone knife blocks in various sizes. Knife blocks provide safety and convenience, but they take up counter space and can be difficult to clean when necessary. It is important to make sure your knives are clean and dry before you store them in a block. Moisture, dirt and food particles can get stuck in the slots and cleaning the slots is not usually easy though a can of compressed air can help.
If you want the more affordable kitchen knives, you can take a look at the origins of the cutlery to trace their manufacturers. Usually some kitchen knives are made in other countries apart from where they are being sold. And of course, it really does help if you buy cutlery that are actually part of a set and are sold during sale seasons. If you want your money to go a long way, you should the more expensive sets at a time when they are priced lower than their original retail value.
A kitchen knife blade has four primary parts. The cutting edge or side that cuts is the most important. It is the business or working section of the knife. It needs to be sharp and its surfaces must be smooth. Many times the blade forms a point or tip at the end. For example, a chef knife usually has such a tip.The side opposite to the cutting side is smooth. This is the spine. of the knife. The heel of the blade is the opposite end from the tip and evolves into the tang. The blade continuation that is between the two parts of the knife handle starts st the heel and is called the tang. To put it another way, the tang is the extension of the knife blade that goes between the handle pieces. When choosing a heavy duty work knife, it is best to select one with a tang that is as wide as the knife blade and extends to the end of the handle.