Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 01:28:50 AM by Fanny Jauffret. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives. 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 Friday, November 02nd 2018, 00:50:00 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Fanny Jauffret. 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 Friday, November 02nd 2018, 00:49:50 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Mathieu Auger. Kitchen knives are one of those things in life that you have to spend a little money on to get something good. I'm not saying you need to go out and spend thousands of dollars on the best set there is, but you do get what you pay for. Most sub-$100 dollar sets have poor quality blades and are not built to last. It isn't until you get into the $150 to $200 dollar range that you start to see a lot of good sets of knives.
Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 00:49:44 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. First of all, these are lightweight. When I first picked up the "Deba" blade, I was surprised and a little taken back. These were knives that the knife shop had displayed behind glass in a locked cabinet, so I was expecting a different feel. The shop owner laughed and said most people were surprised when they first handled a Global knife, but soon got spoiled and would not use anything else.
Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 00:49:39 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Nathan Tremblay. 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 Friday, November 02nd 2018, 00:49:14 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Fanny Jauffret. Buy the right mid-range priced kitchen cutlery set and you may not ever have to buy another one. There are a number of mid-range sets that are built to last, and they will last many years if you take care of them correctly. This means cleaning them immediately after use and returning them to their block. Knives that are left dirty are prone to rust and corrosion, and they will not last long in thrown in a drawer with other knives.