Published at Thursday, November 01st 2018, 23:44:48 PM by Hector Bethune. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. 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 Thursday, November 01st 2018, 23:49:45 PM by Fabien Masse. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. High Carbon Stainless Steel knives are ones that have between 0.1% and 1.0% Carbon as well as the needed amount of Chromium. They can be hardened through heat treating and will hold a good edge, requiring knife sharpening much less often. Typically these steels will also contain a combination of Molybdenum and Vanadium. Molybdenum is an element that increases a knife's toughness while Vanadium helps maintain a sharp knife edge for a longer period of time. High Carbon Stainless kitchen knives tend to have thicker blades and be less flexible. These kitchen knives tend to be more expensive as high carbon stainless is more costly to use. Instead of buying an entire knife set buying kitchen knives individually can allow a person to acquire better knives over time. Some examples of High Carbon Stainless Steels are 440-C, ATS-34, VG10, and S30V.
Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 00:26:16 AM by Mathieu Auger. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. We went back to the knife shop and started our collection of Global knives. They are made of molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel and razor sharp (and I mean sharp!). On top of that, the knives are both ice-tempered and resistant to rust or staining. That silly (at first glance) dimpled handle is much more slip resistant than our more traditional knives. One of the advantages of the all in one piece construction is that there is no place for bacteria to hide in the handle or the space between the blade and handle as there is in the traditional construction. Now add a limited lifetime warranty and you have a set of knives which will last for many generations. You will want to hand wash these knives just as you do any other good cutlery. Again, be careful, they are very sharp. They maintain that edge through a lot of use and don't require frequent sharpening.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:44:37 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Nathan Tremblay. We did buy this knife just to see if what the man had said was true. He did not exaggerate. We were hooked. Being lightweight is one thing but the balance of this knife was superb. The design is sleek and modern in appearance but filled with the Japanese tradition of making some of the world's best cutting steel.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:44:32 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. 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, 06:43:14 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Nathan Tremblay. Ceramic knives are extremely hard wearing and are second only to diamonds in terms of hardness. Ceramic knives are astonishingly sharp and will not require home sharpening.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:43:05 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Mathieu Auger. Also, some kitchen knives are more ergonomic than others so it is best to find one that is comfortable to hold. You may get the whole set (which include the paring knife, Santoku knife, cleavers, boning, and fillet knife among others) or just get the kinds that you use on a regular basis if you want to save.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:42:40 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Nathan Tremblay. Ask most people, and they will tell you that a knife has a blade and a handle. Usually that is the limit of the information a person has about knife structure. However, knowing a little more helps to choose a good set of knives. The handle of a knife is used for holding and for controlling the knife. Some handles are made from wood. These require careful care and will become damaged, if left soaking in water. There are knife handles that are hand carved. Synthetic materials, even plastics that are heat resistant, are commonly used for handles. Metal handles are also common and provide long life for a handle.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:39:36 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Mathieu Auger. When you need a new set of kitchen knives, you would definitely go through several cutlery brands before you find the one you like. Therefore, it is important to look at the criteria for kitchen knives. This will help you get started in your quest for the best set.With kitchen knives, sometimes it is a good investment to consider the ones made by Japanese.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:39:08 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fabien Masse. 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.