5 Tips for Selecting Quality Kitchen Knives
By: Kayla Brown
We are proud to introduce Swiss Diamond Knives, our very own premium quality collection of professional knives. But we didn’t just want to release quality knives; we wanted you to know exactly how to select the perfect knives for your kitchen. If you’re planning to invest your money in durable, high-quality knives, you must also invest some time and energy. To make that process easier, below are some useful tips on how to select quality kitchen knives.
1. Know your kitchen needs
There’s no point in purchasing a bread knife you never find yourself needing to cut soft, fresh loaves of bread. Maybe, you’re simply looking for one versatile knife, like a Chef’s Knife, for daily chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. You know what you do in your kitchen better than anyone – so learn the uses of each knife (click here to read our about the specialties of each knife
) and figure out what knives will be most useful to you.
2. Check the blade
A full tang blade is considered to be the strongest because it uses the same piece of steel from the tip to the base of the handle. Full tang handles ensure more stability and strength to the blade. Stray away from brands that claim to never need sharpening. Even the knives that are made tremendously sharp need to sharpened for optimal performance. Look for high quality stainless steel.
3. Check the handle
A resin handle is designed for excellent durability. Your handle should feel good in your hand and you should feel extremely comfortable holding it.
4. Consider who will be using the knives and what care will be taken when using a knife
There’s nothing more dangerous than using a dull knife. Dull knives slip more easily and require much more force to cut. Be sure that the knives will be taken care of – constantly sharpened by a professional, kept out of the dishwasher and used on firm wood cutting boards. Also, attempt to keep your knives away from others if they’re your personal set. Most injuries happen when someone was using a knife that they were unfamiliar with.
5. Store your knives with caution
A knife block is fine if you’re ensuring the knives are dried thoroughly before storage. Some chefs wrap the knives in an apron making sure each knife does not touch the other. Be sure you don’t store them in a loose drawer or in a place where they will knock off or fall.
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