Kitchen knives buying guide
A goo basic set of knives is a must, even for the smallest kitchen or the most infrequent cook. Good knives will make food preparation faster and easier and the best will last for many years. Follow our guide to find out which will best suit your needs, although we do not sell knives online we still feature the details of many knives and we do sell knife accessories online.
Choosing the Best Kitchen Knives
Kitchen knives come in a wide range of quality. At the very low end you can find cheap kitchen knives bulk-made in factories, with plastic handles and low grade material. On the other hand there are carefully crafted beauties that gleam with premium material and workmanship such as these Japanese knives and German knives.
Getting the best price
You can save a considerable amount of money on expensive kitchen knives by shopping online. For example, the high street price of one of our longstanding Best Buy kitchen knives is around £10 but the same knife is widely available online for between £and £80.
8/Joseph Joseph Lockblock Knife Set
Always looking for solutions to common kitchen problems, Joseph Joseph have come up with another innovative design. This block features a lock system- perfect if you have children who like to help out in the kitchen. Just make sure they don’t see you using the easy release button on the side.
Each blade is colour coded and made from Japanese stainless steel.
Anatomy of Kitchen Knives
Understanding the anatomy of kitchen knives is essential when wanting to buy quality knives. The tip of the knife is the generally a sharp point, located at the opposite end from the handle, at the very end of the blade. The tip is used for precision work, and for making incisions and scoring. The cutting edge is the bottom edge of the blade, which is sharpened and used to cut, chop, or slice.
The cutting edge is either straight, rounde or serrated depending on the type of knife.