Cutlery

There is a proliferation of knives out there designed to do very specific tasks, but what every cook really needs are basics that can do many chores.  A well-balanced chef knife, a paring knife and a serrated bread knife are kitchen workhorses.  Remember, no matter how good or expensive your knives, they are worthless if you don’t keep them honed and sharpened.
 

Kitchen Knives | Choosing and Buying

September 16, 2012 3 Comments
Kitchen Knives | Choosing and Buying

Kitchen Knives and Cutlery By contributing writer Mark R. Vogel Chefs both have a myriad of other tools, but their blade is their primary instrument. You can get away with that cheap peeler, and you certainly don’t need a spoon rest, but a good knife is indispensable. If you’re like most people, you have one […]

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Electric Knife Sharpeners – How to Choose the Right One

August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Electric Knife Sharpeners – How to Choose the Right One

What good is a expensive knife if you don’t keep it sharp? Have you ever tried sawing a piece of lumber with a dull saw? It’s the same with a kitchen knife; you get the job done, but your arm falls off by the time you finish. Most cookbooks suggest purchasing a steel to keep […]

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Cutting Boards – Wooden or Plastic

August 17, 2012 8 Comments
Cutting Boards – Wooden or Plastic

How to Choose The Right Cooking Board Can you believe how many types of cutting boards there are today? How do you choose one from another? Here are some of the key things to look at before going out to purchase a new one. It’s All A Question of Size Some people may say it […]

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Chefs Knife – Choosing The Right Cutlery

August 17, 2012 3 Comments
Chefs Knife – Choosing The Right Cutlery

Chef’s Knife – one of the most important tools you can invest in. Why Start with a Good Chef’s Knife? This is where it all starts. You want to get into cooking and you are thinking, “What’s the most important tool I should own?” The answer is a good chef’s knife, also called a French […]

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Cutlery – Choosing the Right Kitchen Knives

June 5, 2012 1 Comment
Cutlery – Choosing the Right Kitchen Knives

Knife Basics Before you go out and buy an expensive knife or set of knives, let’s look at a few knife basics so you know what you are talking about. No matter what you read about a particular knife or what’s hot with the celebrity chefs, the most important feature is how the knife feels […]

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Knife Sharpener | Ozitech Pro

March 30, 2012 134 Comments
Knife Sharpener | Ozitech Pro

The Ozitech Pro Knife Sharpener – Best Buy For The Price Keeping Your Knives Sharp Over the years I’ve picked up some very good knives with very sharp edges that make my slicing and dicing a lot easier. Unfortunately like many of you, I don’t remember to sharpen them enough so I have to work […]

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How To Buy The Right Kitchen Knife

March 10, 2008 5 Comments
How To Buy The Right Kitchen Knife

How To Choose a Kitchen Knife I am thrilled to post this article from Cooking Instructor and Knife Expert Peter Hertzmanm who is the author of the book above, Knife Skills Illustrated – A User’s Manual. If you are thinking of purchasing your first knife or finding one that’s right for you, read the article […]

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Cutting Boards by Bio Guard

June 24, 2007 4 Comments
Cutting Boards by Bio Guard

Color Coded Cutting Board There seems to be a lot of differing opinions in the culinary world when it comes to cutting boards. Which one is better to cut on? Which one is better for your knives? Which one is safer from bacteria? The two main players were always wood versus plastic but now I have […]

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Wusthof Knives

June 1, 2007 20 Comments
Wusthof Knives

Wusthof Knife Question Bill sent me this email about his Wusthof knives. I’ve never seen the stress cracks in the handle that he describes but I’m wondering if any of you have had a similar experience. If so, please provide some details. If you are thinking of purchasing any new knives, check out my article […]

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Knife Sleeves & Scabbards

April 17, 2007 7 Comments
Knife Sleeves & Scabbards

Where Can I Find Good Cardboard Knife Sleeves? I just received an email from Greg Y. asking, I have lots of kitchen knives of various sizes.  I am looking for cardboard sleeves in which to store them in drawers for protection from cuts.  Do you have any suggestions about how to find them?  Also if […]

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