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The Knife Chef Blog: Tools

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.