Wenn Sie in Ihrer heimischen Küche sind, werden Sie um ein gut sortiertes Küchenmesserset nicht herum. Doch welche Messerperspektiven Sie wirklich? Wir geben Ihnen in diesem kleinen Messerkunde einen bestimmten Überblick, welche Küchenmesserarten die Interessen sind und die Sie diese Folgen können.

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1. Kitchen knife type: The chef's knife

As the name suggests, the chef's knife is definitely the most important of all types of kitchen knives. Because it can be used in many ways and is perfect for cutting vegetables, fish, meat and herbs. The blade of the knife is approx. 20 cm long and 5 cm high. This enables you to lightly press the fingers with which you are holding the food against the side of the blade. This way you prevent your fingers from getting under the blade when you want to cut quickly like a professional chef.

Another advantage of the blade shape of the chef's knife is that you can perform heavier cutting tasks with the wide heel. If, on the other hand, you want to make precise cuts with the chef’s knife, use the knife tip. You can also use the knife tip to move cut foods, such as herbs or onion cubes, into a bowl or pan without anything going wrong. In addition, the curvature of the blade is wonderfully suitable for cutting herbs such as parsley, chives or basil particularly finely.


2. Kitchen knife type: the paring knife

Likewise, the paring knife, often also called paring knife, should of course not be missing in any kitchen. Because this knife can also be used for many different sheath applications. Especially when you have to cut very precisely and in small pieces. But the paring knife is also ideal for coarse and fine peeling work. This type of kitchen knife is particularly handy and has a blade that is only 7 to 11 cm long and straight.


3. Kitchen knife type: The Santoku knife

The traditional Japanese Santoku knife is just as versatile. This type of kitchen knife is therefore also indispensable for everyday work in the kitchen. Whether meat, fish or vegetables, its blade can be used to cut both cubes and thin slices particularly finely. The Santoku knife is characterized by a wide and strong blade. The shape of the blade makes it particularly easy to make straight cuts.


4. Kitchen knife type: The bread knife

As the name suggests, the bread knife is used to cut bread. The blade of the bread knife is characterized by a serrated, 20-30 cm long blade. This shape makes it possible to evenly distribute the force exerted when cutting and not to slip. This is particularly advantageous when cutting hard bread crusts such as farmhouse bread. But this type of kitchen knife is also the right choice for pineapples or melons. Because here too you have a secure grip when cutting.


5. Kitchen knife type: The ham knife

If you want to cut meat and sausage products, but also salmon, into particularly fine and even slices, the ham knife is the ideal tool. But this type of kitchen knife is also ideal for filleting. Because the ham knife is characterized by a double-ground blade that tapers at the front. This allows very fine and agile cuts to be made.


With this knowledge, all you need now is the right ingredients to really get started as a gourmet chef. Take a look at our in-house delicatessen range. There you will find, among other things, aromatic truffle creationsfrom Piedmont and fine-bodied Flor de Sal variations from Andalusia. The perfect ingredients to transform your dishes into unforgettable gourmet dishes.

Written by Dirk Auberlen


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