Different Types Of Knives

Different Types Of Knives

Carving knife

This knife has a long, narrow blade ideal for slicing hot cooked meats.

Chef’s knife

Essential for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. This knife has a long triangular shaped blade that ranges in length from 6 to 12 inches. The edge is slightly curved so you can rock the knife for easy chopping.

Graters

Most often consist of a hollow box with different perforations on each side. Other types of graters are rotary graters, with different blades, single sided graters for citrus zest and cheese and concave nutmeg graters, which can hold the whole spice.

Paring knife Used for cutting fruits, vegetables, meat and cheese.

Serrated knife

Sold in various sizes, the smaller knives, which are usually 5 inches long, are ideal for slicing through fruits and vegetables while the large ones cut cakes and breads evenly.

Vegetable peeler

A vegetable peeler is easier to use than a paring knife for potatoes, apples, carrots and other fruits and vegetables. A swivel blade conforms more to the shape of the ingredient than a fixed blade, so less of the flesh is removed.

Zester

A zester has a stainless steel rectangular head with five holes that are designed to remove fine shavings of citrus zest when dragged along the surface of the fruit

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