Investing in a good set of kitchen knives will make your whole cooking experience so much more enjoyable. For some it’s not important but an enthusiastic cook will know the benefits of a good set of knives. If you’re really fussy about having the right tools for each task, there’s a huge range of knives to choose from. Our range of knives cover the basics while delivering on style and quality. The Morsø Culina knife series is designed by Troels Seidenfaden and is typical of high quality Danish design.
Here’s a quick guide for choosing the best kitchen knives. To begin with it’s very useful to be familiar with the different type of knives. These are a perfect starter set.
A versatile, small knife for fruit and vegetables. It usually has a blade between 7-10cm long. This is a great starting knife and one of the most handy in the kitchen. Any beginners set should have this knife as it has many uses.
A large knife with a finely serrated blade. A good bread knife should be able to cut bread without crushing it. Often regarded as one of the most essential knives in a set.
The most important and most widely used knife is a chefs knife. It can be used for anything from cutting and dicing meat to finely chopping onions and other vegetables.
A good chef’s knife should be versatile. Whether you want something you can use on harder to cut vegetables such as butternut squash or are looking to cut meat, a chef’s knife is up to the task. It is great for almost anything. You can use a chef knife for dicing, chopping, slicing, and mincing.
The Santoku knife is a general purpose kitchen knife whose Japanese name translates as “three uses”. It refers to the three cutting tasks which the knife performs well: slicing, dicing, and mincing. Not only is it practical it’s also functional with a unique look.
Things To Look Out For When Choosing Your Knives
A Full Tang: This is where the blade continues inside the handle right to the end, providing strength and balance. It’s something you should look for if you want a really good performing knife. The Morso knife range all have full tang
A Blade With A Bolster: This is the area between the knife and the handle – which is usually made with a thicker piece of steel. It’s a good safety feature and useful to stop your hand from slipping forwards on to the blade.
Evenly Balanced: The weight between the blade and handle should be evenly balanced. Check this by resting the knife across your fingers, it should remain level. Also a substantial handle for good grip too.
A Good Weight: Consider weight of the knife. Generally, professional cooks prefer a heavier knife.
Maintenance: Always check the proper cleaning instructions and sharpening instructions.
We recommend sharpening before use and also it’s usually advised that only the cook sharpens them to maintain consistency in the blade.
Also because our range of beautiful knives have oiled oak handles we recommend hand washing them.
Hopefully this quick handy guide has provided you with enough information on how to get started when choosing the right knives for your needs.
Visit our knives section for more, including pizza and streak knives.