Home Home/Garden What About Your Kitchen Knives?

What About Your Kitchen Knives?

Some of the most important tools in your kitchen are your knives. You need a variety but the bottom line is: they need to be sharp!

While price is what sometimes limits your options, being knowledgeable about a product always helps you to make a good choice. So what about knives? Which are the best, what should they be made of, and which are most necessary?

There are so many different kinds of knives that Wikipedia lists six different groups, including chefs, meat, cheese, country where manufactured, small and specialty that includes over 24 different choices.

Sharpness is the most important factor to consider when purchasing knives. But how do you know which ones are sharp? You can’t test them before buying them! Actually they are all likely to be sharp when they are new. The difference is – will they stay sharp and for how long?

There are a wide variety of construction materials. Knives were traditionally made from carbon steel. It comes in a range of hardness, and the harder it is, the longer it keeps it edge.

The down side of this metal is that is susceptible to rust. Knives are now being made with stainless steel which does NOT rust. The hardness of the metal varies as with carbon steel and again, the harder the better.

Modern knives are now made with a variety of metal alloys added to improve the quality. Almost all can be sharpened! The hardest metals do not have to be sharpened as often.

Knives are also now being made from ceramic, which is quite durable and sharp, but cannot be sharpened. You can also get knives made of plastics which are recommended for certain fruits and vegetables.

You will find a wide choice of prices when knife shopping. Do not assume that those made internationally are the best. There are  excellent quality knives being made domestically and the prices are quite competitive!

Doing online research will  give you reviews of the brands you are considering. Your basic knife set should include one to cut meat, several sizes for slicing and paring vegetables and fruit and a few steak knives. Then you can add specialty knives for meat carving, bread, and cheese.

Taking proper care of your knives will help to keep them sharp and ready to use. People are often surprised to learn that putting their cutting knives in the dishwasher will dull the edge.

The problem is the detergent used in your dishwasher is very abrasive. So wash them by hand in soap and water, and then dry with a soft towel. Do not leave them to air dry.

Finding a suitable way to store your knives is also important for safety and to protect the edge. A wooden knife block, magnetic strip or knife sleeves are all good choices. You should also be careful with your cutting board.

Choose one that will not dull your knives! Any hard wood like oak are fine, but other woods are also acceptable. Some plastics, glass and any metals will dull your knives.

You should also be careful to NOT use your blade to use the blade to scrape the food off of the board. This sideways scraping will quickly dull your knife!

So what should you do about knives?  Find the hardest metal ones that you can afford, those that can be sharpened, choose just a few to start, then be careful to protect them with proper storage and using the right cutting board. It is just as easy as that!!

Editor
Editorial Staffs at Healthtian, A team of Writers.

Trending Posts

6 Things Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Painkiller Abuse

Over 75 people die every day in the United States as a result of a painkiller overdose. Countless more see their lives, families, work...
- Advertisement -

Skin Rashes: Causes, Symptoms and Effective Home Remedies

Skin rashes are common skin problems experienced by millions of people worldwide; it is characterized by a visible change in the color and texture...

Eating Vaginal Discharge and It’s Health Benefits

For many people, vaginal discharge is a sign that a woman is ready and willing to have sex. Vaginal fluid is a whitish fluid...

Genital Warts: Do They Go Away Naturally? What to Expect?

Human Papilloma Virus is the causative organism for genital warts. The virus is available in various strains, and it can be contacted by many...

Anklet Charms and Hot Wives What Do They Mean?

Women all over the world love to accessorise. From putting on necklaces to wearing makeup and buying the latest trending clothes, women are ready...

A Few Reasons Why Its OK to Go Braless

Having a bra on for long hours is one of the most uncomfortable things that a lady has to deal with almost every day....

Sugar in Watermelon: How Much and Health Implications for Diabetes

Watermelon is a delicious fruit, but have you ever wondered if there is so much sugar in watermelon? For many of us, watermelon is...

Kinky Sex Punishment Ideas You Should Try

Is your submissive being a spoilt little brat? Are you noticing some unwanted behaviour? Do not be dismayed. Sometimes subs can be naughty, and...

Small Penis: Enlargement Techniques and Ways to Have Sex

The penis usually comes in different forms, sizes, and colors. For size, they can be thick, thin, or even in between. For colors, they...

Friends

Stay Connected

Get our Wellness newsletter

Nurture yourself with health tips, wellness advice, and more.

Related Posts

Are you being Overcharged at the Supermarket?

If it isn’t expensive enough to feed your family, a number of stores are facing huge fines after lawsuits accusing them of overcharging their...

Houseplants Can Purify the Air in Your Home

I really love house plants. To me, houseplants add nice texture to the room and perk things up. According to research, they actually breathe...

Choosing the Perfect Carpet for Your Living Room

Everyone wants their house to look beautiful and have heads turning when guests around. If your house must be as nice as you want...

Avicides: Uses, Mode of Action and Environmental Impact

Birds are useful because they provide entertainment and leisure to humans and are crucial for ecosystem balance. Nonetheless, sometimes some species can play against...

12 Steps to a Healthy Looking Lawn

By now everyone should consider having a healthy-looking lawn. It does not always require one to introduce the flood of chemicals to achieve this....
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here