If you were following my last post, then you might be wondering what knives I recommend for the beginner in the kitchen? Here are the 5 knives I think should be in every kitchen!
So sorry my post is a day late! I'm currently on vacation in North Carolina!
As you saw in my post last week, I have quite the collection on knives and various other kitchen tools. My whole knife kit cost around $300, which if you added everything up was quite the steal. But without further ado, let's get into the top 5 knives you should own!
1. Chef's Knife
This is your everything knife. This is what you'll use to chop, dice, and mince everything. This definitely my most used knife and needs to be sharpened with a steel regularly.
2. Paring knife
This is a smaller knife. Used mostly where your chefs knife is to big. I use mine mostly when I cut up strawberries, garlic, and shallots. It also works well for peeling smaller fruits and vegetables as well.
3. Filet Knife
This is a knife in between a chef's knife and a paring knife. It is more slim than your chefs knife, which makes for a more precise cut. The most obvious use for it would be for filleting fish. It is also good for de boning chicken as well.
4. Serrated knife
So important when cutting bread you guys! The serrated knife doesn't have a a smooth sharp edge like the rest of the knives. And that is why it's special. It makes cutting anything with a bready texture SO much easier!
5. Slicing knife
Mostly used for slicing meat. It long and sharp and makes slicing ham or turkey much easier if you don't have a slicer. I use it alongside my, what I like to call, pitch fork. (;
The last thing that is essential in any kitchen, but isn't exactly a knife is kitchen sheers. Not only are they extremely useful for cutting open boxing but can also be used when de-boning chicken as well. You never really realize how important having a good pair of scissors is, until you don't have one!
And that my friends, is what I think everyone should have in their kitchen! Still wanting to know more? Check back next week to see how to take of the knives you have now or newly purchased knives!
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!