Did you know that most knife blocks will actually dull your knife? *gasp* Bet you didn’t see that one coming! I mean, that’s one of the most common storage systems for knives, isn’t it?
Well that’s just one of the many common mistakes made with knives! No need to worry though, I’m going to teach you about them all today.
Common Kitchen Knife Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
In this video I’m going to teach you pretty much everything you need to know about knives. I’ll teach you how to use them safely, how to take proper care of them, and which ones to buy! This video is a replay of a Facebook Live video that I did a few years back—but the information hasn’t changed. And because knives are one of the most essential kitchen tools, this is super-critical viewing. I honestly can't think of a more commonly misused tool in the kitchen; so let me show you how to use them right!
In the video I will start by showing you the only knives you need in your kitchen (here’s a clue: you really only need three). I’ll show you what to look for when buying a good knife. I’ll show you how to sharpen a knife and the difference between sharpening and honing. I’ll also go through some dos and don’ts for knife care—there are some that you probably haven’t even heard before. We’ll even get into cutting boards and what kind you should be using right now.
Basically, I’m about to knowledge-bomb everything I know about knives. So let’s get started!
The video is right below these links. These are all of the products I mention in the video:
- Watch the video (and take notes).
- Take a hard look at your current kitchen knife situation.
- Upgrade your hardware as necessary.
- Take some steps to up your knife game (like reading Kitchen Knife Skills, for example).