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Food plating Tips  - Impress your Guests
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Food plating Tips - Impress your Guests

Chances are you are interested in improving the presentation of your food

The wide range of Damascus steel knife types
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The wide range of Damascus steel knife types

Read on as we list all the Damascus kitchen knife types and how they can help you during your next kitchen prep.

Just how strong is Damascus steel?
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Just how strong is Damascus steel?

Damascus steel is instantly recognizable and a highly sought after steel due to its flexible and hard makeup.

What to look for when buying a Knife Set
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What to look for when buying a Knife Set

It is best to purchase a knife set that contains only the most essential of knives.

How to care for your utility knife
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How to care for your utility knife

The multi-duty functionality of the utility knife makes it a superstar of your kitchen knife set.

Cutting sourdough bread the right way
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Cutting sourdough bread the right way

So what type of knife is most effective at slicing through sourdough?

The Versatile benefits of take apart kitchen shears
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The Versatile benefits of take apart kitchen shears

Kitchen shears can serve some additional benefits outside the kitchen.

Deboning Meat - The Guide
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Deboning Meat - The Guide

Deboning Meat is a common task that most amateur cooks will encounter as their time and interest in the kitchen grows.

Selecting the right angle to sharpen your knives
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Selecting the right angle to sharpen your knives

Perhaps the most important step when sharpening a knife is to identify the angle for sharpening and it is likely the easiest step in the process.

What’s the Difference - Single Bevel vs Double Bevel Knives
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What’s the Difference - Single Bevel vs Double Bevel Knives

When you cast your eyes over your knife, you can identify the bevel by observing the slight angle that runs all the way down to the edge.

Cooking More is the perfect New Year’s Resolution
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Cooking More is the perfect New Year’s Resolution

One of the most commonly overlooked, but most rewarding, is the resolution to spend more time in the kitchen

The Differences Between a Fillet and Boning Knife
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The Differences Between a Fillet and Boning Knife

These knives share a similar size and shape that can cause confusion

How to Effectively Hold a Kitchen Knife
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How to Effectively Hold a Kitchen Knife

Mastering the hold is the first (and most important) step in becoming a kitchen whizz in your home kitchen.

Why a Knife Set is the Ideal Christmas Gift
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Why a Knife Set is the Ideal Christmas Gift

With Christmas fast approaching, many people are frantically searching for the perfect gift to get their loved ones.

What happens to a knife when rust has set in
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What happens to a knife when rust has set in

For many, the appearance of rust can seem like the end, but this is not the case at all.

Why Does a Sharp Knife Cut Better?
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Why Does a Sharp Knife Cut Better?

It may seem obvious, but do you actually understand why a sharp knife cuts better than a blunt one? We’ll give you the science behind why it is essential to keep your knives sharp.

The History of the Santoku Knife
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The History of the Santoku Knife

A question we commonly get asked is what is a santoku knife and why is it so popular? This previously unknown knife has gained plenty of fans over the years and is now considered one of the most sought after knives in the market.

What's the Best Carving Knife for Turkey?
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What's the Best Carving Knife for Turkey?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner again, so it's time to get out your carving knife and fork, along with the cutting board! If you've found that slicing a turkey or ham isn't easy with the knife you have, it might mean you should opt for a better one.

Knife Safety Tips
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Knife Safety Tips

It goes without saying that knives can cause a great deal of damage where accidents occur. Whether blunt or sharp, knives need to be respected - a sharp knife can slice easily through skin, while a blunt knife can slip during use therefore increasing the risk of injury.

The ABC’s of Kitchen Shears
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The ABC’s of Kitchen Shears

The benefits of a pair of kitchen scissors, such as the come-apart kitchen shears available on this site, can sometimes help make kitchen prep safer, neater and faster than by using conventional knives to perform these tasks. So what are kitchen shears used for?

How to Tell if a Knife is Real Damascus Steel
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How to Tell if a Knife is Real Damascus Steel

Wondering if you’ve got your hands on a real Damascus knife or a fake? How do you really tell if a knife is real Damascus or not? Read on and we’ll outline how to put your mind at ease!

5 Ways to Improve Your Kitchen Knife Skills
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5 Ways to Improve Your Kitchen Knife Skills

It's unnecessary to attend cooking school to become a better cook. These articles and tutorials can help you learn the difference between a long knife and a shorter one and practice your skills. That way, you can save time in the kitchen and know how to handle a knife correctly!

When Must a Knife Be Cleaned and Sanitized?
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When Must a Knife Be Cleaned and Sanitized?

Knives of all types must be regularly cleaned so that they stay rust-free, sharp, and free of bacteria. You should also use special care when handling them and keeping the knives clean.

What Is the Tang of a Knife and Why Is It Important?
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What Is the Tang of a Knife and Why Is It Important?

In the knife world, the tang of a knife is the unsharpened and often unexposed area of the knife blade that extends to and into the handle.

How to Clean a Knife Block - A Complete Guide
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How to Clean a Knife Block - A Complete Guide

Many people store knives in a wooden knife block, or a magnetic knife stand, because they know they shouldn't put them in with other utensils. However, a knife block must be cleaned thoroughly. You don't realize it because the knives are clean as you put them in, so you think that they shouldn't get dirty.

Utility Knife: Everything You Need to Know
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Utility Knife: Everything You Need to Know

Utility knives combine the functions of paring and slicing knives. It is a versatile culinary tool that is longer than a paring knife, but shorter than a chef's knife, and the handle is often made from wood.

What Is a Boning Knife Used For?
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What Is a Boning Knife Used For?

If you want to make sure your meals are well-prepared, you need to use the proper tools. Boning knives are a specific kind of knife with a very narrow blade and an extremely sharp point.

The Common Uses of a Paring Knife
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The Common Uses of a Paring Knife

A paring knife is a perfect thing to use when looking for a knife to cut and carve your way through a vegetable or for precise jobs like deveining shrimp.

Santoku Knife Uses: The Ultimate Chef's Knife
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Santoku Knife Uses: The Ultimate Chef's Knife

Santoku translates to "three virtues" in Japan, but it is unclear if the term refers to "slicing, dicing, and chopping," "tip, edge, and heel," or "meat, fish, and vegetables."

How to Use a Chinese Cleaver: Why the Asian Cleaver Makes Vegetable Cutting So Easy
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How to Use a Chinese Cleaver: Why the Asian Cleaver Makes Vegetable Cutting So Easy

The Chinese cleaver is also commonly called a Chinese chef's knife or a chuka bocho. This knife is not to be mistaken with the butcher's cleaver, which is used to chop huge bones.

Butcher Knife vs. Cleaver: Which Option Is Better?
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Butcher Knife vs. Cleaver: Which Option Is Better?

Most people automatically link a meat cleaver with the word "butcher's knife." The truth is that many individuals use this term to refer to any knife that a butcher may use to cut their meat.

How to Use Sharpening Steel: Everything You Need to Know
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How to Use Sharpening Steel: Everything You Need to Know

A steel, contrary to popular perception, does not produce sharper knives; rather, it is used to align the edge of the knife. The knife's edge starts to curl as you use it over time.

How to Sharpen a Serrated Knife
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How to Sharpen a Serrated Knife

A serrated bread knife is one of the most useful kitchen knives when it comes to cutting foods with a soft interior but a hard exterior like bread. If you want to have your serrated blade in its best shape, it must be sharp enough to do the job.

Santoku vs. Chef Knife - What You Need to Know
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Santoku vs. Chef Knife - What You Need to Know

To the untrained eye, the Santoku knife vs. Chef knife debate may not seem like there are any differences. However, there are some distinctions between the two products. It's essential to know what they are when you go to buy a new knife.

How to Sharpen a Knife with a Whetstone
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How to Sharpen a Knife with a Whetstone

In any kitchen, the chef's knife is the most important tool. However, it's also the most neglected as are other Japanese knives in the block. Why? It's intimidating to sharpen your knife, especially if you've never done so.

The Single Most Important Kitchen Tool
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The Single Most Important Kitchen Tool

To cook well, you need three things: fresh ingredients, simple techniques, and a few, high quality tools. Having the right equipment makes doing the job that much better. Be it a well seasoned pan or a casserole dish that's been passed down, great kitchenware makes cooking a joy.

Knife Care
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Knife Care

Straight out of the box your newly purchased knife will be razor-sharp. To maintain these standards follow our knife care tips which will ensure your knives stay precise and in pristine condition.