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

How Many Knives Do I Need? Stocking Your Kitchen Well

January 15, 2019

As any professional chef will tell you, buying a set of quality kitchen knives is one of the most impactful things you can do in terms of improving your cooking performance—well, that and practice. Sharper, higher-quality knives mean you can make more precise cuts. Not only does this make chopping things easier, but it can affect how foods cook! But is one knife enough? Can you make do with two? Generally speaking, it’s better to invest in a few great knives rather than a dozen poor-quality knives. But where’s the balance between the two? The … Read More

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

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

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

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