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The Knife Chef Blog: How To

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?

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.