Kitchen Knives are the different types of knives that are used during food preparation. Kitchen Knives are designed specifically for certain types of tasks like slicing, carving, or chopping. Kitchen Knives can be stored in the home kitchen, restaurant kitchen, or commercial kitchen. All Kitchen Knives have a handle and blade and there are different types of blade edges designed for different tasks. The handle of the Kitchen Knife is designed to be held comfortably and safely. Kitchen Knives can be made from a variety of materials paired with different finishes and are made in diverse sizes allowing them to be highly functional.
Kitchen knives should be sharpened by users after every 2 to 4 uses within the home kitchen, but it is recommended to professionally sharpen knives at least once or twice a year. Sharpening knives helps prevent blades from becoming dull which is more dangerous than working with a sharp knife.
Having knife skills allows users to work both faster and safer and is considered one of the most essential parts of cooking within the kitchen. Knife skills allow users to create different types of cuts including the julienne, dice, brunoise, and chiffonade cuts. Knife skills also facilitate working with different types of ingredients and meats.
The most common kitchen knife is the Chef’s knife as it is the most versatile kitchen knife. A chef’s knife can help users prepare most of the slicing throughout the food preparation process and can quickly slice, dice, and julienne vegetables. A chef’s knife allows users to work both quickly and efficiently.