The indispensable thing in a convenient kitchen is knives. However, many people ask what kind of knives do they need? And what’s even funnier is that they always find the answers when they need it while cooking something. To save you time, the following article will introduce the basic knives in the kitchen.

1. Chef’s Knife and Santoku Knife.

We will learn about chef knives. A necessary knife in the kitchen of every family. This type of knife has a long, pointed blade towards the tip of the knife, a wide blade, a thick blade, a large handle, a firm grip. Chef’s knife is a versatile knife that can cut anything. But it is best suited to peel green vegetables, and fruits and some types of meat. Knives usually have a length of about 16-18 cm.

“Satoku” means 3 uses: cutting, slicing, and mincing. This is a knife with a round tip and a thin, flat mesh suitable for a straight downward movement. Although the details are different, the uses of these two types of knives are similar, only that one needs to pay attention to the usage habits of each person to choose the best type of knife for themselves.

2. Peeler

Small-sized paring knife used to cut fruit or shred small-sized foods. This knife is also convenient and should be included in your home knife set.

3. Cleaver

This type of knife has a thick and heavy blade, we often see it in butchers. They are often used to chop bone or cut large pieces of meat.

4. Bread Knife

This is a long-edged knife, used to cut bread. Serrated blades make it possible for the knife to cut through the gear without causing them to cower, and tear.


5. Serrated Utility Knife

This type of knife is often confused with a bread knife, but it is 10-18 cm shorter, with a sharper-edged blade that makes it is possible to cut soft fruits without breaking them. (So this knife is also called tomato knife – tomato knife). It can also be used to slice cold cuts of meat, sausages, or small bread without tearing them.

6. Paring Knife

As the name implies, this is a small knife usually 6-10 cm long, neat with small blades, short and sharp, pointed, to help us peel the vegetables easily. In appearance, it looks like Chef’s knife but much smaller. When you need to trim very small vegetable details to decorate, people will use this knife to be able to cut as you like.

7. Utility knife

Considered as an improved version of a paring knife, this type of blade has a length of about 11.5 – 20 cm. You can use a knife for a lot of different jobs.

8. Boning Knife

The blades are usually very thin and flexible so that they can be bent and easily slid into the corners of the bone to filter the flesh of fish or meats out of their bones. The length of this knife is about 13-18 cm. The flexibility of the blade also varies by type, for example, the blade used to filter fish is usually softer and more flexible. Chicken filters are a bit less flexible, and a slightly harder type is used to slice beef.


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