Your Guide to Essential Kitchen Knives (Infographic)

Have you ever tried mincing, dicing and slicing with a knife that just isn’t up to par? It ends in tears and sweat. And sometimes a smushed tomato. Knives are one of the most essential kitchen tools and the right one can save you a lot of time and mistakes. Here’s the basic chopping rundown, explaining which ingredient needs which knife plus some helpful tips!

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inspector thirtyseven
inspector thirtysevenabout a year ago


june t.
june t.about a year ago

good post, really easy to read and understand. I agree that it is helpful to be able to hold the knife in your hand to see how it feels. Nothing worse than trying to hold an awkward knife. I've just recently started paying attention to the quality of my knives, and good quality knives are worth every penny. Much easier on the wrist when using a good quality proper knife, which is important if you have carpal tunnel or arthritis issues.

Fi T.
Fi T.1 years ago

Subtle but significant enough

Christine W.
Christine W.1 years ago

Thanks for sharing :)

Sue H.
Sue H.1 years ago

Great infographic, thanks. I've never used a birds beak paring knife, probably because there wasn't one in my mothers kitchen.

Carolanne Powell
Carolanne Powell1 years ago

Mine never last. Do u really have to spend £££££'s to get a decent one??

Nils Anders Lunde


Lynn C.
Lynn C.1 years ago

No. 1 rule - don't buy sets of knives! There's always too many of them you never use.

Julia Cabrera-Woscek

This is such a wonderful information and in a way I can grasp really fast all of the information without cramming my brain! I thank you for sharing this. VERY USEFUL INDEED!

Manuela C.
Manuela C.1 years ago