Buyer's Guide - Choosing Kitchen Knives
The right knife for each cutting job.
Different cutting chores require different blade designs.
Use our helpful buying guide below and choose the right knife for each cutting job.

Style of Knife Shape of Knife Ideal Job for Knife
2 3/4" Peeling Knife For peeling of all round vegetables - potatoes, onions, etc.
3", 4" Paring Knifes For paring, peeling and slicing small fruits and vegetables.
5" Tomato/Utility Knife (Serrated) For tomatoes, salami, croissants.
5 1/2" Boning Knife For separating meat from bone, cooked and uncooked. The smaller the size of the meat (or bone) the more flexible the blade should be and vice versa.
5", 6" Utility Knives As the name indicates, for many, but not for all cutting jobs. Peeling, slicing, chopping, carving.
8", 10" Carving/Slicing Knives For carving medium sized roasts and fowl, cutting large vegetables, fruit.
6", 8", 10" Chef's Knives For chopping and dicing. The knife handle is rocked up and down with one hand while the fingers on the other hand rest slightly on the back of the blade, towards the tip.
8" Bread Knife (Serrated) For cutting bread or any other food of soft substance with a tough skin or crust.
5", 7" Santoku Knives For slicing and chopping. Hollow edge allows air between blade and item being cut for extra thin cutting. Unique edge must be sharpened by professional.
Cleaver For chopping through joints or bones.
10" Sharpening Steel For sharpening the knives. A sharp knife will provide maximum safety. Use the sharpening steel regularly, preferably every other time the knife is used.


Kitchen Kapers - Inspiring A Little Homemade Fun!
Facebook - Stay Connected with KitchenKapers! Company Info Store Locations Careers In The News Homemade Fun! Newsletter Contact Us Shipping Info Security & Privacy FAQ's Return Policy Gift Registry Recipes & Tips Cooking Classes Store Events Special Offers Kapers Blog