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  • Paring knives buying guide—find the best paring knife for you

    Paring knives buying guide—find the best paring knife for you

    25 January 2019

    Paring knives are extremely versatile kitchen tools and invaluable to the professional chef. They have a small, sharp blade that makes them ideal for peeling, slicing and other precise food preparation tasks. However, as a lot of people confuse paring knives with general utility knives or ......Read More

  • Global kitchen knives—types, how to choose, sharpening, FAQs

    Global kitchen knives—types, how to choose, sharpening, FAQs

    24 January 2019

    In this guide, we: look at the different types of Global kitchen knives available tell you how to choose the right one for your purposes answer some common questions about Global knives Quick links: What types of kitchen knives does Global make? Which Global knife should I buy? How should I sharpen ......Read More

  • Victorinox kitchen knives—types, benefits, how to choose & FAQs

    Victorinox kitchen knives—types, benefits, how to choose & FAQs

    3 December 2018

    In this guide, we: look at the different types of Victorinox kitchen knives available tell you how to choose the right one for your purposes answer some common questions about Victorinox knives Quick links: Why buy Victorinox kitchen knives over other brands? What types of kitchen knives does Victorinox make? How do ......Read More

  • Preventing knife damage – 23 expert tips

    Preventing knife damage – 23 expert tips

    18 January 2018

    A good knife can be a chef’s best friend; however, a blunt, poorly maintained knife can very quickly turn a pleasurable job into a chore. No matter how expensive or well-recommended a knife may be, unless it is cared for properly it is unlikely to ......Read More

  • Japanese vs German knives

    Japanese vs German knives

    14 December 2017

    Japan and Germany are thought of as two of the most important centres of the world’s kitchen knife industry, with Solingen in Germany and Seki in Japan at the heart of knife production in those countries. Both countries produce highly sought-after knives for professional kitchens ......Read More

  • Why do kitchen knives vary in cost?

    Why do kitchen knives vary in cost?

    29 November 2017

    The cost of kitchen knives can vary considerably, ranging from as little as £6 for a basic chef’s knife to over £1,000 for traditional Japanese blades crafted by a master forger. A realistic price range for knives used by the majority of professional chefs is closer ......Read More

  • Damascus knife guide

    Damascus knife guide

    3 November 2017

    Modern Damascus steel can be recognised by the beautiful pattern found on the surface of the blade. These sought-after knives also have a reputation for being incredibly strong and sharp. The following page will answer some of the most commonly asked questions around Damascus steel kitchen ......Read More

  • Best kitchen knives

    Best kitchen knives

    19 October 2017

    The following guide highlights some of the best knives currently on the market. On this page, we look at why the chosen knives perform well and what makes them so popular among professional chefs. Wusthof Classic Cook’s Knife 16cm Shun Classic Scalloped Santoku Knife 18cm Henckels Professional S ......Read More

  • Wusthof knives FAQs

    Wusthof knives FAQs

    5 September 2017

    Click on the links below to jump to the relevant questions: Are Wusthof knives good? How do you sharpen Wusthof classic knives? Which Wusthof knives are the best? How much is a set of Wusthof knives? Are Wusthof knives good? Wusthof knives are one well known for their high quality and ......Read More

  • Shun knives FAQs

    Shun knives FAQs

    5 September 2017

    How do you sharpen Shun knives? The manufacturer of the Shun knife range — Kai — suggests sharpening Shun knives in one of three ways: Using a whet stone With a table top sharpener that accommodates the 16% bevel found on most Shun blades Sending the knife away to ......Read More

  • Pastry knives

    Pastry knives

    24 July 2017

    Click the following links to jump to the relevant sections: What makes a pastry knife distinct Similar knives and their differences Pastry knife brands Pastry knives in sets Best pastry knives This highly versatile knife is very popular among chefs. In fact, the pastry knife is cited by many chefs as ......Read More

  • Starting a new restaurant: chefs’ tips on essential kitchen equipment

    Starting a new restaurant: chefs’ tips on essential kitchen equipment

    7 June 2017

    Setting up a new restaurant business is both an exciting and daunting experience for anyone, whether you’re an experienced chef director with venues under your belt or a fledgling restauranteur eager to see your ideas crystalize into reality. One of the first things any chef building ......Read More

  • How to sharpen your kitchen knife

    How to sharpen your kitchen knife

    1 February 2017

    There are 3 main tools that chefs can use to sharpen their non-serrated kitchen knives. Click on the links below to find instructions on how to use them: Steel Whetstone Tabletop sharpener Steel   Product Price Individual Henckels Sharpening Steel 23cm £15.61 *   Henckels Sharpening Steel 26cm £21.73     Wusthof Sharpening Steel 26cm £29.72   Wusthof Sharpening Steel 32cm £35.80   Global ......Read More

  • Guide to Sushi and Sashimi Knives

    Guide to Sushi and Sashimi Knives

    23 September 2016

    Japanese sushi and sashimi knives are steeped in centuries of tradition surrounding how they are made and the purpose to which they are put. There is a wide variety of knives out there, each designed for a specific job. Many of the knife styles are ......Read More

  • Know Your Carving Knife History

    Know Your Carving Knife History

    23 September 2016

    Steel, Swordplay and Status: How Knives Came from the Battlefield to Our Kitchens Over the course of their working lives, professional chefs become intimately familiar with the knives in their kitchen, developing an understanding of their individual weight, balance, flexibility and effectiveness. However, many will not be ......Read More

  • 10 Most Common Chef Knife Care Mistakes and How to Stop Making Them

    10 Most Common Chef Knife Care Mistakes and How to Stop Making Them

    29 June 2016

    Click on the following links to jump to the relevant sections: Using steel, ceramic or stone chopping boards Using the wrong knife for the wrong task Soaking the knife in the sink or washing it with other utensils Using the dishwasher Storing them in a drawer Not honing regularly enough Over sharpening Leaving ......Read More

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Granton Edge Blades

    Frequently Asked Questions About Granton Edge Blades

    27 June 2016

    Scalloped edges (also known as fluted or hollow edges) are a common feature on many kitchen knife blades; however, true Granton Edge knives are only manufactured by Granton Knifemakers in Sheffield. We answer some frequently asked questions about this unique blade below. Click on a link ......Read More

  • Guide to Carving and Slicing Knives

    Guide to Carving and Slicing Knives

    17 June 2016

    Click on the following links to jump to the relevant sections: Carving and slicing knives facts box Price guide Best carving and slicing knives Sets How to perfectly carve a roast Carving and slicing knives FAQs Do I need a carving knife? What is the best knife for carving meat? How do you sharpen ......Read More

  • Santoku Knives vs Chefs Knives

    Santoku Knives vs Chefs Knives

    17 June 2016

    Which is the best choice for your food prep? Santoku knives and chef’s knives are the ‘go-to’ knives for many professional chefs as they are versatile enough to perform a range of tasks in the kitchen. Technically Santoku knives are a type of chef’s knife but ......Read More

  • Filleting Knife Guide

    Filleting Knife Guide

    15 June 2016

    Click on the links below to jump to the relevant sections: Handles Price Guides Sets Expert Tips How to sharpen a filleting knife Filleting facts Fish Availability A filleting knife is needed to perform three tasks with fish: Filleting Skinning De-boning The blade needs to be thin and flexible enough to easily separate meat from the bone ......Read More

  • Boning Knife Guide

    Boning Knife Guide

    9 June 2016

    Best boning knives How to choose a boning knife Stiff V Flexible blades Can you use a boning knife for filleting? How to clean a boning knife Boning knife price guides Sets including boning knives Top Tips for Nose-to-Tail Cooking Boning knives have long, thin, flexible blades with a sharp tip to make ......Read More

  • Why Choose Global Knives

    Why Choose Global Knives

    13 January 2011

    A Global knife-set is the key piece of kit for many of the world’s top chefs. Every knife in the Global range — from cleaver to paring knife — has a razor sharp ergonomic design, expertly weight-balanced and of an extremely high technical specification. Made ......Read More

  • Cutting Edge Knives

    Cutting Edge Knives

    10 January 2011

    Chef Knives are of course an integral part of the kitchen, and at Russums, we know the importance of good quality kitchen equipment at the right prices.We stock a huge range of professional knives and knife sets from the world’s leading manufacturers, including Global Knives, ......Read More

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