Long, thin blades, scalpel-sharp cutting edges, and outstanding aesthetics rank Japanese sujihikis among the best of slicing and carving knives. Renowned for their hard steel and cutting performance, some adaptations now make them more suitable for the Western market. Read all about these cutting-edge beauties here.
For hands-on convenience, the petty, or utility knife, performs a variety of cutting tasks with deft efficiency. Lightweight and agile, they can be used for hand-held work like peeling or carving garnishes, and they also perform well on the cutting board for chopping and slicing tasks. Read our detailed review here.
For some serious oohs and ahhs at your next dinner party, carve your roast or turkey at the table with a slicing knife designed for the task. You’ll love how the flexible blade creates smooth, made-to-suit portions just like a professional chef would. We’ve done the testing for you– get all the details now on Foodal.
With so many different prices and styles, choosing the best mandoline can be an overwhelming task. From safety to slicing variety, there are many needs to consider – but we’ve done the research so you don’t have to! Read more about our top picks for both basic and multi-use slicer models on Foodal now, to help determine which tool is right for you.
Are you looking for a convenient storage method for your kitchen knives? One that will keep them safe from small hands while staying sharp and keen, and won’t take up any more precious space? Then keep reading, because we have all the tips and info you need, plus the best storage products available for online shoppers.
To save your fine cutting tools, use a robust meat cleaver instead. With a large blade and ample weight, these big boys make short work of challenging foods – they dress ribs, chop up whole chickens, lop coconuts, or hew clean through a melon in one fell swoop. Check out our complete buying guide right here on Foodal.
If you’d like to amp up your cooking skills, with more enjoyment making meals, having a few good knives on hand is essential. And a well-crafted, versatile chef’s knife is truly a must. A chef’s knife is the home cook’s equivalent of a Swiss Army knife – it’s ready and willing to perform any task it is given.
Are you considering investing in a beautiful Japanese kitchen knife, but not sure which style will suit your needs? Join us as we explore the many specialized knives available, and their specific functions. We’ve also covered the super steels used in their construction, how the blades are composed for their storied sharpness, handles and grind, sharpening techniques, and also touch on how their stunning appearances are achieved!
A simple tool for mincing and chopping, the mezzaluna is convenient and fun to use. In no time, you can create mountains of minced herbs and prep everything you’ll need for your favorite chopped salad. Plus, it’s a great tool for bakers as well. Learn everything you need to know about how to use and choose a mezzaluna, with our favorite picks. Read more now on Foodal.
The Chinese vegetable cleaver is a spry and nimble knife that can be used for a variety of cutting tasks. From delicate peeling and chopping of veggies to fine-slicing meats, it’s a versatile and convenient tool that makes prep work quick and easy. Join us for a closer look at this nimble blade, as we explore how to use it and what features to look for.
A good bread knife is a versatile blade that makes slicing loaves, tomatoes, and other foods a joyous exercise. But inferior ones create the opposite experience – mountains of crumbs, torn and ripped bread, or massive, uneven slices are all common results of blades with poor designs and cheap materials. Join us for a look at how these sawtooth sensations work, what types of serrations are best, how to sharpen them, and our recommendations for the models that give the best performance – and value!