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Shopping for the Right Knife

Kitchen Knives

When shopping for cutlery, there are plenty of different price points for knives suggesting a range of qualities. Picking the right knife comes down to how it feels in your hand when you’re cutting. Most chefs would recommend cutting with a friend’s knife before purchasing a new one, but if you can’t do that, at least knowing the different styles of knives can help you narrow down the options.

The most used all-purpose knife in Western kitchens is the chef’s knife. These knives are versatile in that they allow for a diverse set of cuts and applications. Santoku knives are similar to chef’s knives, but have a thinner blade, which makes them better for slicing vegetables. From there, you get more specialized with the other knife types: boning knives, paring knives, cleavers, etc.
Final recommendations, find a knife that feels lightweight, but sturdy in your hand, has a comfortable grip, and is sharp. If you aren’t familiar with the different brands of knives, try a less expensive option before investing in a pricier one. The brand of knife you choose is completely dependent on what feels right; so it’s worth trying out a few.

About Kasy Allen

Kasy Allen is the owner and lead marketing strategist of Annapurna Digital, a digital marketing agency. In addition to working with Tundra Restaurant Supply with their online marketing strategies, Kasy has helped many online brands find their online voice and an online marketing strategy that brings in the right users and increased revenue. When not in the office, Kasy can be found exploring the great outdoors of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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