In any kitchen, you are always going to find a knife. It is a kitchen object used daily to carry out kitchen chores. For best production, there is need to purchase high-quality knives. These are assets that a kitchen must have so buying high quality, stable, great handling knife will ease and fasten your work. Here are some tips and features you should check when buying knives:
Identify the type of knife you desire
Purchase depending on the kind of cooking and purpose you intend for the knife. Various knives are found in a kitchen like Paring, boning, chef’s, carving and butcher knife. A knife has its purpose, buy one that eases your work. Some set of knives are pre-packed, the disadvantage is that you might not like them although they are cheaper than buying an individual knife.
Ensure the knife has a comfortable grip
In every workplace, comfort increases productivity. In a kitchen, a comfortable grip of the knife will ensure work done is fast and efficient. Advice has always been worth listening to; you should not buy a knife before testing it to verify the quality matches your needs.
Consider material of blade and handle
The usual material used to make a knife handle is plastic, wood, and durable materials. Some knives have the traditional technology; you will find bone handles in some. These type of handles are hazardous, and after a period when using the knife, the bones becomes brittle. Always remember that low-density material never makes a quality knife handle so refrain from purchasing knives with such handles.
In blade material, there are two types ceramic and non-stainless steel. The ceramic blade is known to retain its sharpness for long without rusting. It is also cheap so easily affordable. Non-stainless are easy to sharpen but require a lot of care to make sure they do not have rust and are expensive to acquire. In the market, some knives will have no ‘sharpening’ instructions. Never buy these types of knives, they are hard to sharpen once they lose their edge which they usually do, and you will end up disposing of them, which is a loss.
Always focus on knife quality, maintenance and store well
You always have wonderful motives while shopping for knives, one being attaining quality at lower rates. It does not matter whether it is from high or low brands, what matters is a knife of excellent quality.
Once you purchase your knife, remember to buy a stone and steel to add the edge when the blade becomes blunt. Avoid cutting surfaces that make the knife chip or damaging the blade; the chips can fall on food which is dangerous when ingested. In many knife injuries, the primary cause is not always the handle; it breaks due to force put while in use due to bluntness. Ensure regular restoration of the blade edge.
Store your knives properly either by rolling them with a cloth to ensure they do not touch each other or hang using magnetic strips in an environment out of reach of kids.