Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 00:49:50 AM by Mathieu Auger. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. Generally steel is considered stainless if it contains at least 12% Chromium. The amount of Chromium is a debatable point some say 10.5% is enough for a steel to be stainless but when looking at most better quality stainless steels 12% - 14% seems to be the norm. That said Chromium is not the only element crucial to here. The quality of a kitchen knife varies considerably with the type of steel that the knife is made from. Many knives that are simply called stainless contain virtually no Carbon. Carbon is the element that allows steel to be hardened, hard steel will hold an edge better than soft steel thus providing better edge holding. Low Carbon Stainless typically has less than 0.03% Carbon, these tends to be used on inexpensive kitchen knives and other kitchen cutlery. They do not hold a very good edge and require frequent sharpening. Some telltale signs are highly shinny blades, often they are very thin and flexible knives, and commonly have serrated blades such as those seen on a bread knife.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:05:17 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Mathieu Auger. Using knives is an essential part of daily food preparation. But few cooks know the different parts of a knife and how they contribute to longevity of a knife. A kitchen knife has two essential parts. Understanding how the construction and component materials make a difference in durability of the knife is very important when choosing knives for the kitchen.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:05:11 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Nathan Tremblay. The Japanese kitchen knives have blades which are very much popular nowadays. If you want to use your kitchen knives to chop and slice without your arms getting tired, these are very good options for you. These types of , compared to their Western made counterparts, are very sharp without weighing you down. There are different manufacturers of these Japanese kitchen knives but the best test to help you choose the best is to try it out yourself. You should try it out for a long time to check if it will make your arm sore.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:05:07 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. A good knife handle must be light, strong and be comfortable for the user to hold. These features provide a safe and efficient knife handle. The handle has two vertical pieces that cover the extension of the blade of the knife. (the part of the knife between the handle pieces is also called the tang....see below) Each of the two handle pieces has the same horizontal diameter. They cover the extension from the knife blade, which extends partially or completely the length of the handle. A quality kitchen knife tang runs the entire width and length of the handle and can be seen between the handle parts. Rivets hold the blade extension and the handle parts together.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:55:43 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. Among the vast range of cutlery items available, knives have a prominent position. As they come into frequent use in the kitchen, it is essential that you have good cutting knives. The best kitchen knives are found in makes of stainless steel, ceramic, carbon steel and more. Among them, plastic knives are the most preferred ones in food service stations, as they make the cutting and slicing process simpler, and reduce the risk of accidents. Knives are presently available in a variety of names including butter knife, bread knife, chef's knife, utility knife and more, according to the purpose for which they are used.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:55:40 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Mathieu Auger. Definitely, it is very difficult to pick and choose the apparent winner and reduce it to such a plain list as soon as one has gone through all the topmost quality kitchen knives set reviews including Wusthof, Forschner Victorinox, Henckels, Global, Shun, Chicago Cutlery, Minoso, Ginsu and many more. However, those highly recommended kitchen knives are continually being rated as the top ten kitchen knife set; and that most moms have used this personally and have come to love it.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:55:24 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. To sharpen your knives, contact your retailer where you purchased them from and they will give you the details of the manufacturer or distributor and they can be professionally sharpened. Do not attempt to sharpen your ceramic knives at home with a steel, manual or electric knife sharpener, this will damage the blade and invalidate any warranty on your ceramic knives.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:55:19 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fanny Jauffret. 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.