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Santoku Knives

Robert Volodarsky

Santoku Knives

The word Santoku has Japanese historical significance meaning 'three virtues'. The Santoku knife wears its name quite proudly, with its marvelous chopping, cutting, dicing and mincing abilities. This style of knife has become very popular with today's homemakers. It's not unusual to find one or two in a kitchen and it has become the go-to knife for many food preparation tasks.

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Healthy Food Preparation

Robert Volodarsky

Healthy Food Preparation

Eating nutritious foods isn't enough to keep you in good health -- you also need to prepare these foods the right way. While no one cooking method is perfect, using a combination of different healthy food preparation methods will help you get the most nutrients from your food while lowering your disease risk. Avoiding Food-borne Illnesses Limit your risk for food-borne illnesses by keeping both your hands and your work surfaces clean, separating raw foods and cooked foods and using different utensils and dishes before and after cooking foods. Don't use expired food, and wash fruits and vegetables before you...

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Blade Grinds

William V

Blade Grinds

Check out this cool graphic depicting some different variations of knife grinds (edges)!

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Kitchen Knives - Blade Styles and Uses

Leonard Volodarsky

Check out this great article from knifekitchen.com on which knife to use for a specific cutting job! Which of our five Rainbow Knife types are mentioned in the article? http://www.kniveskitchen.com/blades.html

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Damascus Steel Blades

Leonard Volodarsky

Damascus steel is an excellent tool for knife blades, and in the modern world, knives are much more useful than swords as general tools...and compared to the stainless steel that most knives are made from, Damascus steel holds a better edge, is more durable, and is harder to break or damage than the traditional stainless steel knife blanks. (Stainless steel knife blanks exist because for 99% of what most people use a knife for, they're good enough, and they're cheaper to make - being a single casting blank that's then ground down to a blade. They also have the advantage...

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