Not all knife collections are created equally, and you deserve the best set for your own needs. If you regularly slaughter and butcher large amounts of meat, you’ll want a different set of blades than a sushi chef might. One of the tragedies of knives is that people often buy a set, and only use a few of the knives in the set regularly, while the others collect dust. Get the best value for your investment, and select precisely what you will love to use every day.
What Knives Will You Need?
What do you spend most of your time doing in the kitchen? Answering this question will give help you form the ideal knife set.
A basic set includes the three gold standards: a chef knife, a paring knife, and a serrated knife. A chef knife is usually shaped with an arrowhead tip, so it can easily be worked across a cutting board for precise slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing. Paring knives are handy for small tasks like hulling strawberries and slicing cheese for snacks, while a professional chef can peel apples with just a good paring knife in seconds. Finally, the serrated knife is designed to slice gently through crusts and skins, perfect for bread, cakes, and tomatoes.
Beyond the basics, a few other knives are crucial for specific tasks. We have a large collection of sashimi knives because serving fish is a delicate and precise project. If you regularly need to remove bones from fresh fish, a slender boning knife will easily navigate around the fillets, without waste or loss of tenderness. A great sushi knife will preserve the shape of a roll while slicing cleanly through nori, sticky rice, and fillings. Our fillet knives are designed to glide right through fish, no matter what shape you prefer for your cooking needs.
Kioro Knives is the go-to place for butchers from all over the world. Whether you're processing meat from a wild game hunt or harvesting domestic livestock, we have the choppers, cleavers, and trimmers you need. Our slender boning knives are also a great choice for removing silverskin and bones while eliminating waste and keeping the meat tender.
We also have palette knives for both oil painting and icing, and a variety of awesome gadgets for everyday convenience. It's also important not to underestimate how handy it can be to have a nice set of kitchen scissors around.
Choosing A Material
The quality of a knife is critical because it's about more than just sharpness. An excellent knife will make each slice effortless with a comfortable grip and a perfect balance between the handle and the blade. If you work with meats and bulk preparation, a stainless steel or carbon steel alloy will last for many years with the proper care. If you prefer a less carnivorous diet and often slice vegetables and fruits, a ceramic set provides lightweight and seriously sharp blades.
Once you have your kitchen stocked with the basics, you'll be amazed at what a difference quality makes. And if you want to try something new, like de-boning an entire duck or making your first sushi, be sure to come back to our trusted site to expand your collection!