Kitchen Knife Types:
A paring knife is a small knife that has a plain edge blade. These
knives are great for small intricate work such as peeling, de-veining
shrimp, removing seeds from peppers, cutting small garnishes, etc.
This knife is designed to be an all-purpose knife that is quite similar
to a chef's knife just on a smaller scale. A superb knife to have
with your canning
knife is a longer knife that has a straight blade with a serrated
edge. This edge enables the bread to be sliced without crushing it.
Butter knives are knives that have a dull edge and are better used
for spreading things such as butter, jam, mayonaise, etc.
A chef knife is a great all around kitchen knife. It can complete
tasks of other knives without much trouble. Chef's knives can cut
meat, vegetables, and cheeses. These knives are a must for every kitchen
A carving knife is a large knife that is used to slice thin cuts
of meat, including but not limited to: poultry, roasts, hams, and
other cooked meats.
knife is very similar to a carving knife, but it is designed to
slice thinner pieces of meat than a carving knife is typically capable
Just like the name sounds, a boning
knife is designed to remove bones from meat. They are usually
designed with a thin flexible blade, allowing the knife to work around
the bone in order to more easily free it from your cut of meat.
knife follows the same design as the boning knife, but is a bit
more flexible and smaller in order to fillet and bone fish.
Cheese knives are specially designed for slicing and serving cheeses.
There are 3 main types of cheese knives for different types of cheeses:
soft cheese, hard cheese, parmesan cheese. Also there are many types
of cheeses that are actually cut using a thin wire instead of a knife.
Cleavers are usually the type of knfie that brings to mind scenes
from horror movies, these large knives are designed for splitting
through meat and bone. Typically, cleavers are found in butcher shops,
and in restaurants that prepare their own meats, most cleavers that
you will find in your home are of a smaller variety.
As you can see there are nearly as many different types of kitchen
knives as there are kitchen tasks.
Other items that you should have in your kitchen, and not just
Walnut Cracker - the easiest way to crack hardshell nuts.
Milk Bottles - these are super popular for serving drinks at get
- quick way to cook any meal.
Cowbell - great
for getting the kid's attention when dinner is ready.
Bucket - Throw kitchen scraps into these so they are easier to tote
out to your compost heap.
White Mountain Hand
Crank Ice Cream Freezer - Make your own home made ice cream.
All American Pressure Canner
- If you preserve your own foods, then you should invest in the "cadillac"