- 2010-10-11 10:27:57
A utility knife can be your best friend in the mix, or can cause serious injury - depending on skills and what you know about knife safety. There are some basic safety tips and advice here with a knife. Firstly, make sure the recommendations from such sources as Consumer Reports and Cook's Illustrated. And then buy the best quality knife you can afford, without gaps in the joint to the blade and handle meet, with a finely sharpened blade. A good knife should be heavy and solid. Finally, learn to use their knives and take good care of them!
The knives are made of different materials. carbon stainless steel is more costly and more. These knives do not stain and has a sharp edge longer than other types of steel. Ceramic knives are relatively new. These knives do not need sharpening for years, and should an expert, if you wear a cone. Use only a ceramic knife on a cutting board - not in another ceramic, plastic or glass. Is the water!
The handles are made of wood or plastic composite material. Both are good choices. The only difference is in the cleaning and maintenance. Knives with wooden handle deteriorate rapidly if washed in the dishwasher. I know that experts do not recommend using a dishwasher to wash the knives, but I know all the time. I'm not interested in cutting blades by hand washing.
A knife is not sharp, is dangerous. You can remove food, cut and cut fingers instead. A steel knife should be part of your collection. These long round object sharpens knives by straightening the edge. Check the use of steel to see how to focus properly on a steel knife. Hold the knife in your dominant hand and steel in the other, is pressed steel at a fixed point on the surface of the waist. Holding the knife base to tip of the steel at an angle of 20 degrees. Slowly pull the knife along the length of the steel, took the knife to the whole leaf, from base to tip, moves against the steel, then falls to pieces in steel. Repeat on the other side. To this end, five or six times, then rinse and dry the knife immediately. Make sure you sharpen each side the same number of repetitions of the balance sheet.
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