If you are someone who spends some amount of time answering The Kitchen Calls, then you will understand the importance of having a good knife while cooking food. Having the right blade to chop, mince or slice the food is not just to make things easy in the kitchen but also so that you do not have any cuts. This post explains in detail the changing trends and growth of the knife market. Now let us check the different types of knives you should use, and with reports of growing market for these knives, it is good to know what these can be useful for in your kitchen.
You may be a chef or someone who loves to have healthy food at home you will have at least a couple of knives in your kitchen to serve different purposes. Listed below are different types of kitchen knives and their use.
Utility knife: This is one tool most kitchens will have handy as it serves many purposes. It is useful to cut meat and vegetables. Poultry carving, meat, chopping vegetables, and fruits are much more comfortable using this knife than using the chef’s knife. Another advantage of this tool is that its edge is rough which makes it flexible as well as easy to cut soft vegetables like a tomato as well as something hard like the pumpkin. Greens like cabbage, spinach can be roughly chopped using this knife.
Chef’s knife: It is thought as one of the most critical items in a cook’s toolkit. The blade of this tool is very broad and is pointed towards the end and can be as long as 6 to 12 inches in length. Depending on how large your hands are you can choose between a shorter one and a longer knife. These knives are mostly saw-toothed, but there are a few who are serrated too. It can be used to slice, dice or chop meat and vegetables.
Boning knife: If you are a meat lover then this is a must have in your kitchen. It is used to separate meat and bone and also to cop meat. It can also be used to peel and trim vegetables. They are of 3 to 8 inches long and come in varying widths with different types of blades. This blades which are stiff is the most popular and commonly found knives you will find in the kitchen; they can also come in semi-flexible and flexible blade varieties too.
Cleaner knife: A heavy knife with a solid blade which can cut through both types of meat as well as bones in one single motion. It is useful when you have to cut something which has a hard exterior like the pumpkin or a watermelon. Due to the heavy blade, it can aid in smashing garlic, disintegrate fish, meat or poultry.
Fillet knife: Similar to the boning knife with a few differences. The boning knife is sturdy and can cut through meat and bone whereas this knife is used to slice fish. The blades are thin, flexible and long. These are useful for uncomplicated cooking at home.