Each knife has a different purpose, and a properly stocked kitchen contains each of those knives.
Discount Housewares is pretty darned sharp when it comes to knives, so here are a few tips from DH on
which knives to use when…
Carving and slicing knives are staples in any fine kitchen. They are thin with long blades and
pointed tips for clean cuts.
Another important knife in a well-stocked kitchen is a chef’s knife. It is thicker than carving and
slicing knives and it has a broad blade that curves upward to rock for fine mincing. A chef’s knife
is used for everything from chopping to slicing.
Straight edge knives are for cutting raw meat, are useful for making precise cuts and should be
kept razor sharp for optimal performance.
Knives with serrated edges are useful for cutting soft products with hard crusts or tough skin,
such as bread, sausage or tomatoes.
Pairing/boning knives are used to remove meat from bones and for other detained cutting jobs.
Narrow boning knives are used for cutting through bone and cartilage on ribs or chops.
A good filet knife is sharp and flexible, making the deboning of any fish quick and easy. Wider
boning knives are used for chicken or pork.
A cleaver is not used very often in today’s kitchen, but can be a good tool to chop through tough
Now that you know the best way to use each knife, you need to know the best place to get your knives.
Discount Housewares has been affordably meeting the cutlery and culinary needs of the area’s finest
chefs for over 20 years. Aside from a knife for every purpose, Discount Housewares also offers
everything from bakeware, to cookware, electric appliances, the latest kitchen innovations, spices and
flavorings, cutting boards made from virtually any material, cast iron products, beautifully decorative
ceramics, and so much more! Browse through our enormous inventory at one of four convenient
locations: Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton, Renninger’s Flea Market in Mt. Dora, Waldo’s Farmers
and Flea Market or The Market of Marion in Belleview.