Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 10:42:40 AM by Fanny Jauffret. Cookware. If you are the fussy, passionate cook, with an eye for perfection, and who does not mind spending time in the kitchen, whether preparing, cooking or cleaning up after a job well-done, then you might prefer quality stainless cookware, the gourmet cookware preferred by world-class chefs.
Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 01:34:15 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fanny Jauffret. 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 Thursday, October 25th 2018, 01:28:56 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fabien Masse. 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 Thursday, October 25th 2018, 01:28:50 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fanny Jauffret. 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 Thursday, October 25th 2018, 01:28:44 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fanny Jauffret. 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 Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:56:33 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fabien Masse. 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 Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:56:29 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. 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 Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:56:12 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Nathan Tremblay. An in-drawer knife block is another option for storing knives in a drawer. Part drawer organizer and part knife block, drawer knife blocks are fitted with slots to hold knives of varying sizes and lie flat in a drawer. They provide protection and a way to store your knives out of site. The downsides are that they are not a very efficient use of drawer space and may not accommodate all of your knives. If you do not own a lot of knives and drawer space is not an issue, an in drawer knife block may be adequate.