Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:38:48 AM by Hector Bethune. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives. 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 Saturday, October 27th 2018, 01:59:25 AM by Nicolas Gallois. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives. 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.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:55:40 AM by Mathieu Auger. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives. Storing your knives loosely in one of your kitchen drawers is a bad idea, yet many people do exactly that. Doing so poses a danger to anyone who opens the drawer. Your knives can also be damaged while sliding around among the other cutlery and kitchen tools sharing the drawer.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:55:24 AM. Cutlery & 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, 05:55:19 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Fanny Jauffret. 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 Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:55:14 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. 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, 05:55:00 AM. Cutlery & 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, 05:54:54 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Mathieu Auger. 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.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:54:46 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Nathan Tremblay. Of all of the types of steel being used for kitchen knives none is more common than Stainless Steel. A word of caution not all stainless are created equal. A better understanding of them is important when considering buying kitchen knives.
Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 05:42:45 AM. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives By Nicolas Gallois. 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.