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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

How To Use a No-Stick Knife

December 8, 2018

With fall in full swing, we know that many of you across the country are ready to break out those favorite squash recipes. After all, there’s no better time than autumn for those warm and comforting foods like a rich butternut squash soup or a sweet and savory roasted acorn squash. But, as delicious as those squash dishes are, there’s a definite downside: the prep work. A recipe that should be easy as pie—or, really, a whole lot easier than making a pie; crusts are hard!—inevitably becomes a whole lot harder when your knife isn’t up to … 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