What Makes Kitchen Knives Quality?

October 20, 2017

You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying about the importance of having “the right tool for the job.” When you’re doing work around the house, you’d hardly use a hammer when you need to make a two-by-four shorter. When working in the kitchen, the concept is absolutely the same. Yes, you’ll need to start with the right ingredients, but the tools you use can have just as much impact on how a dish turns out. Of course, there’s always room for creative workarounds when you don’t own an entire kitchen supply store, but any trained chef can … Read More

How to Sharpen a Knife: Do I Need to?

October 15, 2017

Maybe they were a wedding gift from a relative who loves to cook, or maybe you splurged with a bonus for work. However you obtained them, that shiny new knife set sitting in the knife block on your counter probably makes you feel like you can conquer anything your cookbooks throw at you. A couple months (or years) down the road, however, they’re a little less thrilling. Not only has the exciting new-ness worn off, but that keenly sharp edge they came with has worn down, and chopping onions isn’t the quick and easy task it used to be. What … Read More

What Should I Look For in Quality Kitchen Knives?

October 10, 2017

In previous blogs, we’ve talked about the importance of having the right tools for the job in order to make your cooking experiences both easier and safer. However, we don’t mean you need to go buy out the entirety of your local kitchen supply store—that would be overkill! If you’re looking to make your cooking adventures easier and minimize the risk of injury while you cook, you don’t necessarily need to have every single gadget on offer; you just need a few great quality kitchen knives. What does that mean, though? Features, Not Price When … Read More

How No-Stick Knives Work

October 5, 2017

How many times have you gone to cut open something large like a watermelon or a butternut squash, only to have your knife get stuck halfway through trying to cut it in half? Then, to add injury to insult, once your knife is wedged in, it’s a lot harder to un-wedge, even by pulling it out or up. This is when a lot of home cooks will brace a hand on the side of whatever they are cutting, to try to force the knife out, and end up cutting themselves in the process. If you’ve had a food preparation experience or two like this, it’s time to get … Read More

Serrated Edge Knife Versus Straight: Does the Edge Matter?

September 30, 2017

We know not everyone has aspirations of being a world-famous chef. Some of us just want to cook delicious, nutrient-rich meals for our families—and maybe make the dish that has everyone else at the potluck feeling a bit jealous. Whether your goal is to make it big and work in a world-famous restaurant or just cook well at home, the best place to start is with the basics: great ingredients and the right equipment. Of course, half-moldy broccoli isn’t going to taste nearly as good as a nice fresh selection of the same veg straight from the store … Read More

Why Knives Should Stay Sharp

September 25, 2017

Have you ever watched one of the many cooking shows on TV and wished you could cook like that? It looks pretty impressive to have half a dozen pots bubbling away on the stove, and not a single one threatening to overflow while the chef whizzes through six onions, ten tomatoes, and a brace of chickens. Okay, well, that might be a bit of exaggeration, but those TV chefs make cooking look so easy sometimes that it can be incredibly frustrating to step into the kitchen and take your best shot at whatever dish you just watched them prepare. Don’t let … Read More

Welcome to the Easy Slice Blog!

Welcome to the Easy Slice Blog!

September 20, 2017

Do you want to cook like the chefs you see on TV? Whether your goal is culinary success worthy of filming or you just want to improve your skills in the kitchen, having the proper tools can make an immense difference. Sure, a pasta rolling attachment for your stand mixer will make homemade pasta an easy to achieve reality, and a vacuum sealing machine can help you seal in flavors for a marinade. But we’re talking more basic than that. Great cooking starts with the most standard components: the ingredients, the cookware, and the right knives. At … Read More

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