While most people are happy with a general set of knives in their kitchen, that is not the case for enthusiastic cooks or professionals working in the catering industry. There are many different styles and sizes of knives that have specific purposes. Their shape, thickness, sharpness, and general design determine the tasks for which they are most suitable. Japanese cuisine is a style of cooking that requires specialist knives to create some of their most famous dishes, including sashimi and sushi. The following is a guide to the things you need to consider when buying best sashimi or sushi knives along with an overview of the different types of knives available. [Read more…]
Knives are a versatile tool for many activities and they are sometimes an essential piece of equipment. Just some of the activities for which you may use knives include cooking, camping, hunting, fishing, crafts, and furniture making. While a good knife is a useful item for all these activities, a blunt knife is almost useless and potentially more dangerous than a sharp knife. Blades will gradually become dull and blunt as part of natural wear and tear and they are then less effective. It takes longer to cut, the cut is not as precise, and the knife may slip instead of slicing straight through. Therefore, keeping your knives sharp is essential. One of the best sharpening experiences (yes, I said sharpening experiences) is to use a Japanese water stone. Here’s our guide on the things to consider when buying Japanese waterstones, and reviews of some of the best Japanese water stones on the market. [Read more…]
Which is the best? Our guide will show you what features to look for and how to choose the right honing steel, and our reviews will give you the detailed information on the top 10 available on the market today. [Read more…]
Wusthof is a trusted and proven brand, but with so many lines, it’s hard to know which knife is the best. The most popular choices are the classic, the gourmet and the ikon. All are high quality lines but each is a little different.
This guide is made to point out the features, pros and cons of each, so you’ll have the information you need to decide which Wusthof knife set is the most suitable.
We also provided a thorough review of the three top block sets to show you what’s available in these impressive collections. [Read more…]