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 sets, 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
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
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
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.
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.