Which Knife Should You Use?
Let’s talk knives.
Hopefully you’ve made the wise investment in a set of quality knives. While you can spend less (sometimes considerably less), the difference between a high quality blade and a cheap blade is like night and day. High end knives have a better balance and keep their edge longer.
Sharp, quality knives will cut better and have far less slippage — which in the end will probably save your fingers.
Just make sure you keep your knives clean and sharp. I suggest you never run them through the dishwasher — even if the manufacturer says it’s okay. Hand washing and drying them will ensure that they stay sharper longer.
Store your knives in a knife block, magnetic holder, or a specifically designed drawer insert. Knives should not be thrown in a utensil drawer.
You should always use a good quality cutting board as well. Hardwood and plastic are the best. Do your knives a favor and NEVER cut on glass, granite, marble, or porcelain.
This info graphic from Chef Knife Guru explains it all.