Posts tagged ‘Knives’

August 2, 2011

The Santoku Knife

Wusthof Classic 7" Santoku Knife

If you find yourself doing lots of chopping and slicing, a santoku knife might be just the knife you need. I was recently slicing raw potatoes using my chef’s knife and the potatoes kept sticking to the blade. I switched to my santoku knife and the problem was solved! This hollow-ground knife has small indents (you can see from above) which create pockets of air between the blade and the food, preventing the food from sticking. Genius!

July 30, 2011

Wusthof 2-Stage Knife Sharpener

Wusthof 2-Stage Knife Sharpener

This inexpensive hand-held knife sharpener is quite amazing. It’s 2-stage sharpening process brings dull knives back to life quickly and easily. A few pulls through the coarse, carbide side will set the edge. Followed by a few pulls through the fine ceramic side to finish the edge. I generally use the fine side of the sharpener most and only use the coarse side when a knife becomes very dull. Remember to rinse the knife after sharpening. I paid about twenty bucks for this and it’s been terrific.

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