Than to cut products in kitchen?
In any kitchen accumulate a set of several knives over time. My kitchen - not an exception. The first appeared small, ordinary-looking, with the gray plastic handle. At that time we and have kitchens that per se was not. Gradually the company to it was kept by several owners of longer and wide blades, then appeared with files on edges, vegetable … etc. Some representatives of " group; bladed “ lived up to old age and with the concave pierced edges somewhere lie in a cushion, others fell in unequal fight against food.
What there was a specialization of these imperceptible privates of kitchen, their basic purpose remains invariable throughout centuries - to cut. Proceeding from the main destination, it is possible to formulate the main requirements to a knife: convenience and sharpness. All the rest again, though is important.
Implementation of both requirements in many respects depends on quality of a blade. The blade of a kitchen knife for cutting of products has to be rather long, approximately centimeters 20. It it is inconvenient to process vegetables, for them smaller length is necessary. Blade thickness - the major indicator. Its value for an obushka (parts opposite to an edge) has to be 2 - 3 millimeters. The thin and flexible blade does not suit for a kitchen knife.
Advertizing praises highly various special became of which the blade is allegedly made. It is difficult to check reliability of data to the buyer. It is possible to trust in the known brands. For example, well proved such as Solingen, Acros, Tramontina. At a good knife the brand with a logo of the manufacturer and the country of origin will be obligatory. If the brand is put with paint - it is, most likely, a fake.
The knife handle ideally has to make a whole with a blade. It has to be rather large and it is convenient to lie in a hand, not to slide and not to turn that in operating time it was not necessary to squeeze strongly fingers for deduction that not only it is inconvenient, but also it is dangerous. It is easy to be cut with the slipped-out knife.
The best version of the handle - plastic or wooden slips, priklepanny three through rivets. It is easier to hold the wooden handle, it slides less. But plastic it is better cleaned. Metal handles with rubber slips are beautiful and convenient. But they do not make a whole with a blade, and are welded or soldered to it that raises at me doubts in reliability.
Existence metals is welcomed. In kitchen knives it took a form of the extended ledge in the lower part of the handle protecting a hand from sliding on an edge.
The bought knife surely has to be ground. In - the first because it is independently correct to grind it for the first time are almost impossible. In - the second, lack of sharpening can be a consequence of aspiration of the producer to hide poor quality of the production.
You should not treat with trust to adoptions of advertizing about lack of need of periodic sharpening. Any working knife should be undermined sooner or later. Usually for this purpose two whetstones moistened with water, rough and smaller for operational development are required.
The angle of sharpening - about 25 - 30 degrees. The bigger corner is useless, the knife will quickly become blunted again. Being included in the packages of knives similar to a long round file musat (other names - Nagel or a stalka), it is intended not for sharpening, and for operational development of an edge, removal of roughnesses and agnails.
You should not store knives in bulk in a box of a kitchen table. They are scratched and quickly rebated. The magnets attached to a wall are convenient for storage. In such hover knives will always be dry and on a look. It is possible to use various wooden supports with niches, individual for each tool.
Than better the knife chosen by you, it is more expensive to those. Professional samples cost up to $50 for unit. But for house use also cheaper copies will fit. The household sets of the famous producers consisting of several knives are offered in the Minsk shops approximately for $40-100.
Choose and cut products with pleasure.