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THE TOP KNIVES USED BY PROFESSIONAL CHEFS
Whether you own a restaurant or are beginning your journey as a chef, having the right knives to work with is essential in the kitchen. And the chef’s knives experts from Messermeister are ready to share some helpful insights with you. If you’re wondering what types of knives chefs use on a day-to-day basis, here’s what we’ve collected for you below.
Most Popular Standard Chef Knives
Here are the four commonly used knives you’ll find every chef using in the kitchen. They are:
Specialty Chef’s Knives
In addition to the four knives mentioned above, there is a wide range of specialty knives used by chefs, like boning knives, which are used to trim fat and silver skin off red meat. Also known as professional chef knives, these knives have a thin blade and point upwards at an angle.
Cleaver knives are also commonly used by chefs in the kitchen to cut through bones and other rougher foods, and to pulverize meat and crush garlic.
Bread knives are another common specialty knife you’ll find in the kitchen. Like the name says, they’re used for cutting bread; their scalloped edge makes it much easier to cut through the crust or rind fruits. We like the term “scalloped slicer” over “bread knife”, as these knives are well suited for more than the task of cutting bread; they are also great for slicing tomatoes, pineapple as well as turkey and other delicate meats.
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