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Benefits of a Serrated Edge Knife

April 8, 2019

There’s a pretty common misconception that serrated knives are for one of two purposes: slicing bread or cutting a just-grilled steak. But if you’re like us, you’ve questioned why so many of the best knife sets come with a serrated edge knife if they aren’t good for many uses. That’s valuable real estate in the knife block that could be just as easily given to a knife with a wider range of uses. So why do all those knife makers throw a serrated knife in the mix? Because they’re actually a great deal more useful than you might think. … Read More

Ways to Keep A Knife From Sticking

April 10, 2019

What’s better than refreshing slices of watermelon on a hot summer’s day? Or what about a rich, hearty butternut squash soup as the winter winds are freezing everything outdoors? While both foods fall into pretty different seasons, they have one key thing in common: they are amongst the foods that many people avoid buying because they’re so hard to cut. Between the thick exterior and the size, several varieties of squash and melons can be immensely difficult to cut, which deters home cooks from wanting to use them at all. Indeed, these tough … 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