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Quality – Cooks Knives – A Cutting Edge Investment

Of all the tools and utensils used in the kitchen today, it is probably the knife that rewards the most careful selection. When you consider it, a knife is an extension of your hand. To fillet, slice and chop requires manual dexterity. If a knife allows you to move and handle your ingredients in a natural and easy way, this will add to your cooking enjoyment and mastery.

There are a wide variety of cooks knives available today. In addition to the quality traditional European brands such as Henckels, Wusthof and Sabatier, there is a fascinating array of Japanese and oriental brands, such as Global, I.O. Shen, Tojiro and Kai. These Japanese brands tend to be made of harder steel and have thinner blades. They hold their edge for longer and are sharper, making them ideal for precision and accuracy. However they do take longer to sharpen and maintain than their European counterparts, which are generally considered to be easier to look after, more sturdy and great for chopping for example.

But how do you choose which is right for you? First and foremost, you should consider the tasks that you perform most regularly and choose accordingly. Here are a couple of things that you may like to bear in mind:

Material: High carbon steel is generally considered the best performer, but can discolor with use, although this is purely cosmetic. High carbon stainless steel is a popular choice, will look great and will take and maintain a sharp edge. Stainless steel is generally less expensive, will retain its good looks but is not hard enough to maintain the best possible edge. Ceramic blades are so hard that they will maintain a sharp edge for months or years with little maintenance. However, they are more expensive to buy and may require diamond-sharpening.

Handles: The next material choice to consider is for the handle. Handles generally fall into three categories; wood, stainless steel or composition. Some chefs prefer the feel of wood although wood is not allowed in many commercial kitchens. Composition handles help ensure a safe grip on the knife when handling wet items, and are generally preferred over more slippery stainless steel. However, both are sanitary and virtually maintenance-free.

Types of knives: There are some tasks in the kitchen which, if performed regularly, warrant having a special knife for the job. However, there are three knives that will probably see the most wear and tear; a chef’s knife, a paring knife and a serrated knife.

A good chef’s knife will typically have a blade 6″ – 12″ long. It will be used for slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing. I can even be used for boning large cuts of meat if you do not have a cleaver. The side of the blade is great for crushing garlic etc.

A paring knife will have a 3-4″ long blade and will be used for peeling and paring fruit and vegetables and for trimming where a larger blade would be cumbersome.

A serrated blade is used for cutting through bread, bagels, baguettes etc and should have a blade log enough to cut through a large loaf or a sandwich cake.

These three kitchen work-horses will serve you well and, if you’re on a tight budget, will serve most purposes.

If chosen wisely, a quality set of cooks knives will increase your cooking enjoyment and be a valuable investment for a long time to come.

5x HTC T-Mobile myTouch 4G HD Premium Clear LCD Screen Protector Cover Guard Film, no cutting is required! Exact fit and satisfaction guaranteed!

5x HTC T-Mobile myTouch 4G HD Premium Clear LCD Screen Protector Cover Guard Film, no cutting is required! Exact fit and satisfaction guaranteed!

  • Pre-cut to match screen shape, no cutting is required! Cover the whole screen!
  • Shield and protect your screen from unwanted scratches
  • Anti-UV, filter out 99% of UV light from your screen or reflecting to your eyes
  • Anti-Glare, reduce annoying surface glare under bright lights
  • Self-adhering, Leaves no sticky residue after removed!

Our screen protector is made from the best material import from Japan. This is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution, we designed and pre-cut to fit each device in San Francisco. Each screen Protector will MATCH its screen shape and cover the FULL screen, not just the picture area, there will be no cutting or trimming is required. Does not interfere with a touch display and writing surface, gives pleasant feel and excellent character recognition. Easy to install, just follow the instruction to app

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5x LG Optimus S LS670 Premium Clear LCD Screen Protector Shield Cover Guard Film Kit, no cutting is required! Exact fit and satisfaction guaranteed!

5x LG Optimus S LS670 Premium Clear LCD Screen Protector Shield Cover Guard Film Kit, no cutting is required! Exact fit and satisfaction guaranteed!

  • Pre-cut to match screen shape, no cutting is required! Cover the whole screen!
  • Shield and protect your screen from unwanted scratches
  • Anti-UV, filter out 99% of UV light from your screen or reflecting to your eyes
  • Reduce-Glare, reduce annoying surface glare under bright lights
  • Self-adhering, Leaves no sticky residue after removed!

Our screen protector is made from the best material import from Japan. This is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution, we designed and pre-cut to fit each device in San Francisco. Each screen Protector will MATCH its screen shape and cover the FULL screen, not just the picture area, there will be no cutting or trimming is required. Does not interfere with a touch display and writing surface, gives pleasant feel and excellent character recognition. Easy to install, just follow the instruction to app

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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone

International Bestseller

A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel — an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with med

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Melissa & Doug Cutting Food Box

Melissa & Doug Cutting Food Box

  • Lets kids cook on their own
  • Realistic cutting sounds
  • It contains 31 pieces
  • Recommended Age Range 3 Years and up

This super-sized set enables kids to cut their food just like mom or dad. It’s perfect for encouraging hand-eye coordination. This set includes more than 25 pieces, including a child-safe knife and cutting board, along with eight healthy choice selections for kids to prepare their own meals. Knives glide easily through each item, making a realistic crunching sound that kids love. Once cut apart, kids will enjoy reattaching the disassembled pieces and starting all over. A handy wooden crate is in

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