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Kitchen Knives

You don’t need to be Jamie Oliver to know that it’s essential to have a good selection of kitchen knives in your cookware collection. They’re the most important tool to have when it comes to whipping up a variety of delicious dishes quickly and efficiently. You’ll want to make sure all your knives are sharp because it’ll make your job a lot easier and much safer. Whether you’re a gourmet chef or a total newbie, here are some of the most important knives to have in your arsenal.

The Chef Knife
If you’re wondering “what exactly is a chef knife?” we’ve got you. A chef knife is an excellent multi-tasker that can do everything from chopping and dicing large and small produce to cutting proteins like meat, poultry, and fish. If you’re prepping and putting your meals into food storage, a chef’s knife is perfect for the task.

The Serrated Knife
Are you trying to decide whether you need a serrated knife in your collection? You probably do, and here’s why. A serrated knife has teeth that look like a saw and are extremely useful when you’re trying to cut foods with a tougher surface like steak, bread, melons, or any fruits and veggies with tougher skin that needs to be punctured before you can slice them. If you’re a sourdough aficionado, you might want to purchase a designated bread knife that’s long enough to cut across a whole loaf.

The Carving Knife
A carving knife does exactly what the name implies and is the knife you’ll want on hand when you’re about to serve up meats like chicken, pork, lamb or beef. It’s your go-to when you want to serve up evenly sized slices of turkey at Thanksgiving dinner or cut thin pieces of delicious carne asada after grilling on Taco Tuesday.

Kitchen Knife Sets
While some chefs like to choose their knives à la carte, there are plenty of chef knife sets that will do the trick, too. The most common knives in a knife set are the standard chef’s knife, a paring knife and a carving knife.

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