12 Oct 2022

how to choose the best Chef’s knife for Culinary Arts

Chapter on how to Choose the Best Chef’s Knife. Get idea before you buy. If you are new to Culinary Arts World it may be new term for you.

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Know the features before you Choose the Best Chef’s Knife

You can prepare food faster, easier, and tastier when you have the right tools. We can find different types of knives in the market, and choosing the best chef’s knife which suits your needs can be tough as well as tricky. Despite using multiple-purpose knives we only performed kitchen work with a maximum of two types of knives. So, everyone in the kitchen understands or wants to understand How to choose the right kitchen knife?

If you want to find the best quality knife, you must have to know the working principle and proper knowledge of the different parts of a knife.

Point: The end of the blade which is pointed and sharp.

Blade: The blade is the main point which is used for cutting made from steel.

Edge: Edge is referred to the sharp point of the knife. The major use of the edge is cutting.

Tip: The front part is just beneath the point of the knife.

Spine: The spine is the part of any type of knife just opposite to the cutting edge. It is the blunt upper side of the edge. The thicker spine will give strength to the blade of the knife.

Tang: Tang connects the blade and handle. Tang is the unsharpened part of the blade. The tang plays a vital role to maintain stability and balance the pressure applied to the knife.

Heel: The heel is the widest part of the knife, the lower edge of the blade. The heel is used when you have to apply pressure to thicker and in small pieces.

Scale: Scale is often called the handle of the knife. Scales are made up of different materials, either wood, plastic, or steel itself.

Butt: Butt is the end of any type of knife and considered as the end of the knife. It lies in the very bottom of every type of knife.

Get idea Before you Choose Knife

Before you choose the Best Chef’s knife you have to take care of certain things. By studying the guide we provided you can easily have the proper knowledge on the knife which suits your hand and feels comfortable. Things to conisder before you choose and purchase the Best Chef’s knife

  • Price range
  • What kind of knife we are able to use in a relaxed manner?
  • How to make your knife sharpen by yourself?
  • What kind of dishes you are making?
  • Stainless steel completely or not.
  • Designed and raw materials used in knife

The basic design of the knife has not changed over 10,000 years, It remains the same, that is a blade with a handle. Knife qulaity varies on the steel used. Things to consider before you Choose the Best Chef’s knife

  • The quality of steel.
  • The quality of the handle.
  • The sharpness of the blade, and how long can it maintains sharpness.
  • Method of hardening.
  • The balance between the handle and blade of a knife.

Basic type of Knives

  • Chef Knife
  • Utility knife
  • Paring knife
  • Bread knife
  • Carving knife

Chef Knife

A Chef knife is a type of knife with a curved blade. It has a long, board blade and straight edge. The Chef knife has a long and finely pointed tip at the end of the edge.  It is so perfect for chopping a large number of vegetables at once. It is best for chopping thick or hard food like potatoes, or steak.

Chef's Knife

Chef’s Knife

Utility knife

Utility Knife is smaller in shape with a sharp tip used for cutting small vegetables. And also for small and fine-shaped vegetables and also serves the feature of a chef’s knife as well.

Utility Knife

Utility Knife

Paring Knife

A paring knife is a kind of knife with a small, slim, short blade which is very easy and comfortable to use. And also used to cut vegetables into small sizes. Due to its low weight, it is the most demanding knife in the market.

Pairing Knife

Pairing Knife

Bread Knife

The bread knife has a long-sized blade designed for cutting softer items. Bread knives have grooved edges that allow the cutting of fluffy food items and also used to slice cakes. It chops the food without rushing the shape of softer food items. Bread knife is the perfect tool for cutting bread, bread rolls, baguettes, and bagels.

Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Carving Knife

A carving knife is a slim, long tapering knife that has sharp point at the edge for serving the meat item and cuts into evenly sized slices. And also one of the longest knives used in the kitchen. With the narrow width of the carving knife, the food cuts in a cleaner and uniform size.

Carving Knife

Carving Knife

So, depending on your usage of the Knife, now you can understand which knife you need. You will also need the right cutting skills because buying an expensive or best knife from the market won’t make up for the cutting skills you lack.