How to Know Which Type of Kitchen Knife is Right for You

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Are you thinking about buying some new kitchen knives for your own needs? Still not sure about what knife should do what task? Then I have a good news for you!

Because today, I will share with you some interesting tips for choosing the right knives that really suit your own needs.

But first, let me tell you one thing. It’s to never buy something that you don’t know how to use. Because that would cost you a lot of money for nothing.

OK, now, the first type of knife that you should bring home is a chef knife. So, what exactly is a good chef knife to buy? It’s a type of kitchen cutlery that can do almost all the typical jobs for you in the kitchen. And I’m talking about slicing, dicing, and mincing.

A good chef knife can be a bit more costly than other types of knives. But trust me, it will be well worth the cost.

Another important knife you should have in your kitchen is a cleaver. This big broad cleaver is very important especially when you’re working with big chunks of meat or bone most of the time.

It will help you chop through the hard parts easily. So you don’t have to go back and forth for the rest of the day with your other smaller and lighter knives.

And if you also want to peel and de-seeding fruits effectively, I highly recommend you bring home a paring knife. A paring knife is a small knife that can do the fine works very fast with your fruits.

And it often doesn’t cost much either. So, a bonus point!

For carving out slices of meat effectively, you also need a strong carving knife as well. Yes, you can do that with a chef knife as I mentioned above.

But for the most part, a good carving knife would be a much better option regarding speed, efficiency, and ease of work as you don’t have to spend that much time carving it out.

Also, if you want to enjoy sashimi meals with your favorite salmons, you will need a decent fillet knife that can help you slice out the finest pieces of fish meat possible.

It’s hard to do so if you choose other knife types for the job. Since a fillet knife is designed for just one task alone, it will be a much better option for the job. So, keep that in mind.

And finally, if your family loves to have steak meals with bread, you will need to have 2 important things. The first one is a long enough bread knife that can slice through your daily bread.

And the second thing is a set of decent steak knives that you can use whenever you have steak meals. This one is important so please remember.

I know steak knives can be costly. A good set of steak knives might cost you a few hundreds. But trust me, it will be well worth it since you can use the knife set for a long time if you know how to maintain it.

And for knife maintenance, I will be back with more cool tips on another day.