The knife is probably the most important tool in any kitchen. There are many types of knives, each with a different purpose, from meal preparation to actual ingestion. There are several ways to choose a kitchen knife set that suits you best. It’s pretty easy to do and all you need is a pen and paper to list the different pieces that make up a knife set, as well as your budget.
Typical kitchen tasks can range from chopping fresh vegetables, cleaning fish, cutting fish fillets and meat bones. Usually you will need knives that have narrow blades if the goal is boning and cleaning, for slicing you need longer bladed knives, for chopping and peeling you will need smaller and shorter blades. Many stainless steel knife sets will include knives designed for slicing cakes or bread. These knives are usually serrated, plus you shouldn’t forget to consider steak knives in a kitchen cutlery set.
There are many knife sets to choose from, as well as cost ranges and lt wright gns. While you won’t want to spend more than your budget allows, there are a few things to look for when shopping for your new knife set:
- Quality: If you buy a poor quality wooden or steel knife set it will not last and you will be back where you are now. Looking for a 24 piece knife set and having to spend more money! Nobody wants that and there are some quality case cutlery sets that don’t cost hundreds of dollars, there are actually some that are quite inexpensive.
- Storage: There’s not much talk about this when shopping for a knife set, but a large set on a wooden storage stand can take up quite a bit of counter space. There’s nothing like buying a great new knife set and then not having a counter space to use it, make sure the set you choose fits your counter or possibly looking for a compact stand cutlery set instead of a stand.
- Knife types: Most knife sets contain different knives for different jobs. At the very least, look for a set that has a chef’s or cook’s knife, a utility knife, and a kitchen knife. Many will also include kitchen scissors, a bread knife, steak knives, and possibly a sharpener.
How to Choose a Set of Knives?
You can find flows and flows of information on how to choose a kitchen knife, but this is the most important thing: the handle must fit comfortably in your hands, and the blade must be made of decent steel. How can you know about steel? The simplest answer is that if it’s from a well-known company, it probably uses decent steel Knife.
Second is the look of the set, being able to display your knives on a beautiful stand right on the counter adds a real touch of dexterity to any kitchen. So pick a game that you are proud to have on display. You will most likely see it every day, so make sure it goes well with the look of the kitchen and that you are happy to see it in your home.
How to Keep your Knife Set Clean?
A set of professional knives must be especially cared for in two ways. Always insert clean, completely dry knives into the block to prevent bacteria from entering, and whenever you are vacuuming, carefully remove the knives from the holder and suck up any debris that may have fallen into the slots to prevent the knives from being scratched.
Otherwise, keep each knife as it normally should be. Wash your knives by hand, use them only on wooden or rubber cutting boards, and use each knife for its proper job. Your chef’s knife should be sharpened after every half hour of use and should be professionally sharpened at least once or twice a year. A well-chosen and well-maintained set will last a lifetime, becoming your best friend in the kitchen and perhaps one day, a family heirloom.