Why does a chef knife have vents?

Answer Some chef's knives are made with small grooves, hollows or vents on the side of the blade. This allows air to flow freely around the blade as it slices, and helps prevent it from becoming stuck in ... Read More »

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What is a chef's knife used for?

A chef’s knife, or French knife, chops, slices and minces foods like fruits, vegetables and herbs. The blade rocks back and forth as the tip maintains contact with the cutting board, speeding up ... Read More »

How to Buy a Chef's Knife?

If you ask what the most essential piece of kitchen equipment is, a chef will most likely name their chef's knife. This knife is versatile, allowing the chef to slice, dice, mince, chop and julienn... Read More »

What is a chef knife?

A chef's knife is an all-purpose kitchen knife used for slicing, chopping, and mincing ingredients. The blade of the knife is thicker near the handle and tapers to a fine tip, and is usually betwee... Read More »

Is it ok to put my chef's knife in the dishwasher?

Anything that might dull a knife by causing it to bump against other objects is bad. Fine knives should be hand-washed and not kept in a drawer, but in a block. Also, the wooden handles on fine kni... Read More »