Japanese Chef Knives The Most Important Tool of the Kitchen

29 Jan
Japanese Chef Knives The Most Important Tool of the Kitchen

Japanese Chef Knives The Most Important Tool of the Kitchen

Between food trucks, fusion joints and the rise of the celebrity chef, the age of the foodie is well upon us. Cooking shows and competitions top the most watched list, restaurant weeks are a season of their own, and everyone’s looking to one-up their friends with the best Instagram and social media photo of their latest culinary delights. The public seems to be welcoming a new breed of dining selections with open arms, and if they’re not heading to exotic and innovative restaurants, they’re creating their own exotic and innovative dishes right at home. Thanks in part to the internet, recipes and preparation tutorials are just a click away, turning even the most inexperienced and haphazard cook into a promising chef, if only for a night.

Japanese Chef Knives The Most Important Tool of the Kitchen

Japanese Chef Knives The Most Important Tool of the Kitchen

This rise in at-home cooking and restaurant grade food prep, has coincidentally cropped an interest in professional tricks and tools of the trade. Presentation is no longer the only interest at dinner parties, with cooking fans now excited to show off their new toys, investing not only in chic dining and flatware, but everything from high-quality appliances to pots and pans to cutlery. And in the realm of professional cooking or even just the fan clubs of attuned cooking enthusiasts, few tools are more heralded than Japanese chef knives.

Japanese Chef Knives The Most Important Tool of the Kitchen

Japanese Chef Knives The Most Important Tool of the Kitchen

Revered for their light weight and mobility, these Japanese chef knives, unlike their international counterparts, are actually stamped instead of forged. Typically having little to no bolster (or handle), this detail only adds to its slender appearance and those with hollow versions are of the most ergonomic design. Sharpened more steeply than other knife sets, Japanese chef knives are the preferred choice for both speed and accuracy. This extreme sharpness allows the blade to hold for longer than average due to a proprietary “minute-edging” technique. Blades with higher carbon content slice through product with ease and little resistance, and the stainless steel used in top sets leaves it also highly resistant to bacteria, corrosion, strong acids, bases, and concentrated solutions. To accommodate chefs of all experience levels, the most versatile Japanese chef knives will have indented handles for excellent grip and control, all while being dishwasher safe. These design elements combine to create long-lasting quality, and obviously rave reviews.

Available individually and in complete sets, top retailers will offer a wide selection of quality options for personal purchase and gifting alike. Adding a great set to your favorite chef’s kitchen arsenal is an easy way to their heart and ordering from an industry leader will ensure the knives will remain in tip top shape for years, and plenty of dinner parties to come. If you want to cook like the best, you’ve got to arm yourself like them, with the right tools and techniques. 3KNF56JK7QWG

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