Handy Tips for Choosing the Knives for your Kitchen
Author article by Rajesh U. Pandya (Managing Director KAI India) The secret to any delicious dish is how its ingredients are cut. The taste and texture of any dish is dependent on how delicately the vegetables
Author article by Rajesh U. Pandya (Managing Director KAI India)
The secret to any delicious dish is how its ingredients are cut. The taste and texture of any dish is dependent on how delicately the vegetables are chopped or cut. There are different types of knives available in the market and depending upon your utility you may pick yours; like the chef knives, slicing knives, bread knives, paring knives, everyday utility knives etc. The choice of knives is also dependant on the kinds of different cuisines you like to cook. The best and different varieties of knives that are available today have made cooking so much more convenient & fun. Here we list down the 3 must have knives for your kitchen: –
1. Chef Knife- Since knives are the fundamental tools for all kitchens and cannot be spared with. It is the Chef knives that tops our list of the most important knife in the kitchen. Chef knife is the multipurpose knife which can do chopping of all vegetables, slicing of meats, chopping and even dicing. You can easily do deboning of a chicken and fish with it. This knife is a must have in every household. Having a multipurpose Chef knife is on top of everyone’s list.
It has a long blade, and is widest across the heel but tapers to a finely pointed tip. The broad heel allows for heavy-duty chopping of thicker or harder food items such as chicken, mutton, potatoes, onions, or parsnips. The slant shape of the blade permits it to be rocked back and forth for chopping and dicing meat smoothly.
2. Butcher’s Knife or a cleaver- The cleaver or a butcher’s knife is mostly used by professional chefs. If you and your family love to cook chicken or meat then having a cleaver is a must have in your kitchen. This knife will help you in cutting large pieces of meat with bones and soft pieces as well with a lot of ease. This knife comes is different sizes and it usually resembles a rectangular-bladed hatchet.
3. Serrated Knives or Bread Knife- These days lot of people love to bake breads and cakes at home, and cutting them into slices is not as easy as it seems. The Serrated Knives or bread knife work very nicely in slicing bread loaves and cakes. This is another most important knife to have in one’s kitchen. They are long and have a minimum of 7 inches blades with sharp serrations instead of a smooth edge. The blade cuts the soft breads into slices without crushing it. The Bread Knives can easily cut different types of breads like baguettes, bagels, and bread rolls that have a hard exterior but a soft interior.
The knives are the most important kitchen tools designed and made to make our cooking easier and faster. KAI Japanese knives can easily be purchased from any online portal and also www.kaiindiaonline.com . Go get your favourite today for a delicious life…