Kitchen Knives: What Kitchen Knife Are You Using?

No kitchen can work unless you have kitchen knives. These are essential and without a doubt one of the best things to go the extra dollar to buy good quality. These five kitchen knives are the best to have in your kitchen set up!

Serrated Knife

Serrated Knife

Serrated Knife (Seen Above) usuall…y has a 3 inch blade with ridges is used for slicing. Especially good to use when working with vegetables such a tomatoes which are firm on the outside but soft/juicy inside.

Paring Knife

Paring Knife

Paring Knife (Seen Above) usually has a 4 inch blade that is great for peeling and coring fruits and vegetables.

Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Bread Knife has a blade very similar to the Serrated Knife but is about 8 1/2 inches in length. This knife as the name suggests is used for slicing bread. However this is also one of the few knives whose blade can not be sharpened.

Carving Knife and Forks

Photo Attribution: David R. Ingham.

Carving Knife (Seen Above) has a 8 inch blade that is thin, flexible and is perfect, as the name states, to be used for carving meats especially if you are wanting nice thin slices. Usually is found sold with it’s partner the Carving Fork which is to be used to hold the meat as you use the knife for carving.

Chef's Knife

Chef’s Knife

Chef’s Knife (Seen Above) is to me the most important of knives to have in your kitchen and the one to be sure and spend extra money on. This knife has an 8 inch blade that should be kept razor sharp. It is the most versatile of all knives for slicing, dicing and chopping.

Sharpening Steel

Sharpening Steel

To go with the knives, a very important item to spend and get high quality on is the Knife Sharpener or a Sharpening Stone. There are a few different types. And while the knife sharpener that comes on the back of many can openers works great for your steak knives, to properly keep your cooking knives in the best condition. The best type in my opinion is the Sharpening Steel. It is a about 10 to 12 inches in length and is about 1/4 of an inch thick around, it also has a handle that fits easily into your hand. You simply draw the blade lightly down the steel at a small shallow angle repeating several times to the front and back of the blade.

Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions about Kitchen Knives you would like to share? Please post them below and also be sure to share this video with your friends and family. I am Stephen Rummey from http://HomeCookingSecrets.com and I would like to thank my partner and the COO, Pam Upton, for providing this great content!

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