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How To Buy a Kitchen Knife

Watch more Cooking Equipment videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Buy a kitchen knife for the first time by following this helpful guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Research Research the different types of knives online and choose one or two you think you'll use the most often. Tip Avoid buying large sets. Knives in large sets are usually made of lesser quality materials and sets offer too many knives for the average cook. Step 2: Visit a kitchen supplies store Visit a kitchen supplies store and ask an employee to recommend brands for each type of knife you chose. Tip Professional-grade knives are more expensive but, with proper care, will last a lifetime. Step 3: Test each knife Test each knife and ask to hold it before deciding. Look for comfort and a solid grip, especially with wet hands. Step 4: Buy forged metal Buy a forged metal knife instead of stamped. Forged metal knives are higher quality and will last longer. Step 5: Check balance Check the balance of the blade and handle. Neither should outweigh the other. Once all these criteria are met, you will have your perfect knife. Did You Know? An industrial grade plasma cutter can heat ionized gas to over 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit and cut through 2 inches of solid steel.
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