Can my knife skills make the cut? (Pun totally intended!) I’m going to find out over the next few weeks during my time as a Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives Mom Ambassador. You know how some people can use a huge knife to chop a bunch of carrots into perfect pieces in ten seconds flat? Well, that is so not my level of skill with any knife. I definitely consider myself a beginner when it comes to slicing and dicing in the kitchen.
Chicago Cutlery sent three DesignPro knives for me to try out in my kitchen. The Chef Knife, Scalloped Utility Knife and Scalloped Bread Knife. All of the DesignPro knives have a specially designed grip for superior control. They even have dots on them to show me exactly where to hold the knife so I can cut like a pro!
I’m really excited to learn how to use these knifes to help me out with my meal preparation. I think having the right tools can make a big difference in the kitchen. Food prep will be easier and more enjoyable when I use quality, comfortable knives.
First things first. Remember how I said I was a beginner? Well, I was not even sure what JOB went with which knife. Here’s a little Kitchen Knives 101: Chef’s Knives are one of the most useful kinds of knives because they can be used to slice and chop fruits and vegetables. I have a feeling this is the one of the knives I will use the most.
There is a special knife whose sole purpose in life is to cut through bread crust, the Scalloped Bread knife. The serrated edges and long, thick blade make bread slicing a neat job. Will someone please send me a freshly baked loaf of bread so I can try this one out?
Utility Knives are sort of the jack-of-all trades for knives. Use them to cut vegetables and sandwich meats – basically, any job that isn’t big enough for a Chef Knife.
All in all, I think this 3-knife collection is going to be a useful one here at my house. So far, I have enjoyed using the utility knife to slice a few summer squash. I think I will want to incorporate more vegetables into our meals because I have these fun knives. I also think that having quality, comfortable knives will come in handy when it comes time to do bulk chopping for fruits and vegetable preserving and make-ahead meals. (A few weeks ago, my poor, tired hand almost fell off when I had to peel dozens of peaches for jam – I should have used a Chicago Cutlery comfortable grip knife for that task.)
You’ll get to see me using all of the above Chicago Cutlery knives in upcoming blog posts, so I hope you will look for those and stop by to let me know what you think. In the meantime, check out Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives on Amazon.com.
What type of knife do you think is the most handy in your kitchen? Is it the Chef Knife? Your paring knife? Let me know! Share your thoughts about kitchen knives in the comments section.