Kitchen knives are standard in any kitchen and used for food preparation. While most of this work can indeed be carried out with general-purpose knives, there are also specialised knives designed for specific uses. KAI knives in particular are renowned for their speciality in what they’re designed for. The Chef’s knife, also known as the Cook’s knife, is an all-purpose knife. It is curved in order to allow the chef to rock the knife on the cutting board for a more precise cut. It is a broad and heavy blade, often called the French knife despite originating from Germany.
It additionally serves for chopping bone instead of a cleaver, making this knife the primary all-purpose heavy knife used in food preparation. Chef’s knives such as that available in the selection of KAI Shun knives are commonly between 15-30cm in length. Bread knives are a type of serrated knife that is usually between 15-25cm in length. These serrations make it ideal for cutting bread and other foods with a hard shell and soft interior (except eggs perhaps). Another type is the offset serrated knife that uses an offset handle to ensure the cook’s knuckles will not touch the cutting surface when the blade cuts through the food. KAI knives currently hold a wide selection of bread and offset serrated knives.
Butter knives are perhaps the least dangerous of all knives, being dull edged and used primarily for spreading. They are often used in table setting as well as food preparation. Many Shun knives are dull edged for this purpose. A paring knife is a somewhat small knife with a plain-edged blade ideally used for peeling and other small intricate work such as de-veining a shrimp, removing the seeds from a jalapeno, or cutting small garnishes. It is designed as a general all-purpose knife except that it is small. Paring knives are commonly 6-10cm in length and can be found in the selection of KAI Shun knives currently on offer.
Finally we have the utility knife. Usually between 10-18cm in length, the utility knife is generally shorter than a chef’s knife but longer than a paring knife. The utility knife has declined in popularity due to being too fragile for heavy cutting tasks and unsuited for fine tasks. Nevertheless, many manufacturers still produce them for markets such as restaurant kitchens and can thus they can be found in many selections of Shun knives.
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