Best Utility Knife

 

Why You Should Also Consider Utility Knife As Your Main Kitchen Tools

A utility knife is a great beginner’s knife if you’re just starting to familiarise yourself around the kitchen or if you’re recommending it to your friends. People often ignore this knife because if you have a paring knife or a kitchen knife, I don’t see why you need to use another medium sized utility knife.

However, a utility knife can be considered as an all-purpose knife. It can be use for cutting vegetables, preparing chickens as well as peeling fruits. Basically, it saves up your time from using a chef’s knife and a paring knife for an individual task. Based on my own experience of using many utility knives, three of them made a lasting impression on me.

 

Shun Classic 6” Utility Knife

Shun Classic 6” Utility Knife

If you’ve never heard the brand ‘Shun’, it is fine. The Shun knife looks very attractive and professional as it is made up of hardened Japanese steel cutting core which is then cladded with 33 layers of stainless steel. It has a very thin blade and the handle is made up of PakkaWood which is connected to the blade. It gives effortless slicing through meat especially.

 

 

 

 

J.A. Henckels Classic 6” Utility Knife

J.A. Henckels Classic 6” Utility Knife

The shape of this utility knife is very symmetrical and it’s very flexible to use. Each of my family members have different sizes of hands and I have yet to hear them complain while using this particular knife. I feel that this knife gives me a well-balanced feeling and it is also corrosion resistant. Even though the knife doesn’t need sharpening, I do sharpen it once a year to maintain it’s condition as I do to all my knives.

 

 

 

 

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 5-Inch Serrated Utility Knife

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 5-Inch Serrated Utility Knife

I was a bit hesitant to try out this knife because I’ve never used a Serrated knife before. Now, this knife’s blade is made out of high-carbon stainless steel. I’ve always had a problem with slicing a thin slice of tomatoes. However, this knife did the job for me. The handle is also comfortable to hold  on if you’re using it for longer period.

 

 

 

 

My Opinion

Personally, I recommend purchasing the J.A. Henckels Classic 6” Utility Knife because it has made me very happy throughout these 4 years of using them.

Thursday Tips: My Spring Cleaning

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As promised, this week is ALL about Spring cleaning. For those of you who don’t get to experience spring in April, hang in there! I’m sure warmer days are just around the corner for you. For everyone else, can we all breathe a collective sigh of relief that the sunshine has returned? I just love being able to work with the windows open!

Alright, enough day dreaming, let’s get to it!

Spring seems to light a little fire in all of us that it’s time not only to dust the cobwebs off of our beach gear but it’s also time to get our house feeling fresh, clean and ready for the warmer days! I’ve got some simple tips to help you get going this Spring.

{one} Lemons. I could end the post after this one tip because lemons are just that good. I use them EVERYWHERE when I clean. For instance :: If my dishes need a little sprucing up and the normal scrubby isn’t doing it, I half a lemon, sprinkle a little baking soda on the fruit and use it to scrub the dishes followed by the countertops. AND don’t you dare throw lemon peelings away! Put them in your disposal and run it with a little hot water for an instant kitchen refresh! So handy!

{two} Shark it! My house is 90% tile flooring so mopping is a beast. My life was forever changed the day we got a Shark pocket steamer. If you have any type of hard surface flooring, I highly recommend this product. No sticky residue, no strong smells, just straight up clean. I do dab a bit of lemon essential oil on the cleaning pad when I use it to fill my home with a fresh scent to go with the fresh feel since there are no cleaning solutions used with the Shark. It truly is a lifesaver.

{three} FlyLady. Overwhelmed? I know the feeling. The best thing to remember about cleaning is that the house didn’t get dirty all in one day so it doesn’t make sense to clean it all in one day. Enter Fly Lady. No nonsense advice that gets you to a clean house and keeps you there. I don’t follow Fly Lady daily but any time I find myself overwhelmed with where my house is, I plug into the site, follow the steps, and get back on top of things. I know multiple people that follow the Fly Lady program religiously and, let me just tell you, I love going to their houses. Not just because they are always clean, but because they are comfortably clean… you following me? There was no rushing around, stuffing things in drawers, and lighting a million candles in hopes that no one notices the protruding clothes hamper. It’s balanced and managed.

Alright friends, I hope these tips get you off to a great spring cleaning start! I’d love to hear you chime in with cleaning tips of your own so leave them in the comments!