Every homemaker understands how important a set of high-quality kitchen knives are. The best type of knives are the ones that are easy to maneuver, long-lasting, and are easy to maintain. Before you go out and buy your set, let’s take a look at a few factors you should consider before pulling the trigger.
Type of Knife
The kind of knife you need is dependent on what tasks you need to complete in the kitchen. Pick a best knife sets by Finest Knife based on the culinary preferences you have and your daily practices.
What kind of steel was used to make the knife you want to purchase? Each type of steel has its pros and cons which means will have to do a bit of research to see which one is best for you. Examine the hilt of the knife for indications that it was welded. I like knives that are handmade and believe it is worth paying extra for them. Most knives that are welded also don’t usually have the same strength as ones that weren’t.
If you want a knife that feels good in your hand, you should go with a lighter one. Although a heavy knife can be used to slice through foods that are harder. Foods like walnuts and ginger are perfect for heavy knives.
Your knife should be easy to balance when you are cutting. This is important if you want to slice your foods with accuracy. The ones that are difficult to balance tend to be a hassle to use.
Always research what kind of materials were used to make your kitchen knife. Stay away from the older style knives that have handles made of bone. It is a bad idea because as time passes, it will become tough to use in the future. I purchased one like this before, and it was a nightmare.
If you want your knife to stand the tests of time, I highly recommend one that will be easy to maintain over the long run. Steel knives are the best because they are razor sharp. When maintenance time comes around, you will need to spend a decent amount of time sharpening it. Your best bet is to hire a service, and they will have it back out to you within a weeks time as good as new. In future posts, I will review services so you can know which services to go with when the time comes.
The best way to store your knives is with a knife block. They will be safe and easy to access if left on your kitchen counter which makes things convenient. Professional chefs store their knives the old fashion way. They just take the knives and wrap it around their aprons which is just as effective but using a knife block looks better in your kitchen.
These are the best tips I could come up with and I will be discussing them in further detail in future posts.
18 Feb 2017