Slicing Knife

Slicing Knife
Slicing Knife

Knife Safety In The Kitchen

Most people do not know the proper way to handle a knife, whether it be in the kitchen or some other everyday use.

I have worked in a kitchen as a chef for 25 years now and it never ceases to amaze me how carelessly people handle a knife; one of the most used and dangerous tools in the kitchen. A knife is not a toy and it should not be used as one. Always respect a knife. It is also not a can, bottle or jar opener. It is also not a screwdriver, as this can cause damage to the tip of the blade and possibly slip and injure the user.

Always hold a knife in your dominant hand. If you are right-handed, hold the knife in your right hand. Likewise, if you are left-handed you would hold the knife in your left hand. You should always have the angle of the blade away from you. Never slice anything in the direction of your body, as you have a better chance of cutting yourself.

Never cut anything while holding it in your hand. Always use a cutting board with a damp cloth underneath it whenever you are slicing, chopping, or dicing. This will stop the board from slipping or moving on the counter top.

Also remember to keep your knives sharp at all times, as a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife. A dull knife will jump or slip off the item your are cutting and possibly cause serious injury to the user. That is why it is a important to own a honing stone or a knife sharpener.

Most people do not know the proper way to pass a knife to someone else. Some people will hold the knife by the blade while others will hold it by the handle. Each of these methods is incorrect. What if someone was to bump into the person receiving or passing the knife, this is an accident waiting to happen. The only proper way to pass a knife to someone else, is to lie it flat on a table with the edge of the blade facing away from the other person so they can pick it up themselves.

When walking through the kitchen, you never carry a knife loosely in front of you. The only way to carry a knife in the kitchen if you must, is by the handle, at the side of your leg with the sharp edge facing the back.

You should always hand wash your knives yourself after each use. Never put a knife in the dishwasher or sink with sudsy water as someone may reach in and cut themselves not knowing a knife was there.

Make sure you always use the proper knife for whatever job you are doing. Paring knives for coring or cleaning products, a chef knife for chopping or dicing and a slicing knife for slicing. Serrated knives are only to be used for slicing bread or sandwiches.

Always store your knives properly when not in use. A knife block or magnetic rack is best. If you must store your knives in a drawer, be sure to keep them in a separate compartment away from other utensils.

On a final note, if you ever drop a knife, do not try and catch it. I cannot tell you how many accidents I have seen as a result of this. Let it fall and come to a complete rest before you pick it up. Always stay focused on your task without any distractions when using a knife.

About the Author

I have been a chef for 25 years and have seen more than my share of accidents in the kitchen. This is why I would like to share some of my experiences with you and maybe prevent an accident happening to you.
On our web site http://www.wesellbuckknives.com you will find the finest knives made by one of the most respected knife manufacturers in America today. Buck has been a leader in their industry since 1902 and offer a lifetime guarantee on all their products. All purchases of $75.00 or more always receive FREE SHIPPING here at "We Sell Buck Knives.com." If you ever have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at customersupport@wesellbuckknives.com

Anyone knows how to slice apples paper thin other than with a knife?

I need to slice apple paper thin but can't seem to do a good job with a knife ( i even cut myself!) Is there a special machine that can be used to slice fruits and veggies etc? Thanks!
Thanks guys!!! your answers are really helpful!!

try a mandolin but be sure to use the hand guard

http://www.quickspice.com/scstore/images/cookware-slicer-benrigner-mandolin_lg-01.jpg

check out a picture


Oneida GOLDEN ROYAL CHIPPENDALE STAINLESS Cream Soup Spoon 5391313
Oneida GOLDEN ROYAL CHIPPENDALE STAINLESS Cream Soup Spoon 5391313
$11.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99

INTERNATIONAL LYON AMERICANA STAINLESS TWO BUTTER SPREADERS 63 8 NEW
INTERNATIONAL LYON AMERICANA STAINLESS TWO BUTTER SPREADERS 63 8 NEW
$9.99
Time Remaining: 30m

Rare Vintage Wilshire Stainless Steak Knife Japan Curved
Rare Vintage Wilshire Stainless Steak Knife Japan Curved
$15.99
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

New Emeril German Steel Knife Tong 3 Piece Set Carrying Case  Add to watch list
New Emeril German Steel Knife Tong 3 Piece Set Carrying Case Add to watch list
$35.00
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

House Handy Tool Green Round Blade Grit Lapped Sharpening Whetstone
House Handy Tool Green Round Blade Grit Lapped Sharpening Whetstone
$6.11
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $6.11

Vintage Meat Turkey Carving Fork
Vintage Meat Turkey Carving Fork
$7.19
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $7.19

International Silver RC Co Isabella 4 Silverplate Teaspoons 1913
International Silver RC Co Isabella 4 Silverplate Teaspoons 1913
$11.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99

39 PC 8 5 PC SETTINGS LIANA MIRROR CAMBRIDGE STAINLESS FLATWARE CHINA USED
39 PC 8 5 PC SETTINGS LIANA MIRROR CAMBRIDGE STAINLESS FLATWARE CHINA USED
$105.00
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $105.00

13 pcs National Stainless Japan KING ERIC Stainless Flatware
13 pcs National Stainless Japan KING ERIC Stainless Flatware
$24.69
Time Remaining: 34m

4 Vintage Regency Cutlery Knives Stainless Steel Modern Carving Manual Japan Wow
4 Vintage Regency Cutlery Knives Stainless Steel Modern Carving Manual Japan Wow
$12.46
Time Remaining: 35m

Vintage Small Kitchen Knives various
Vintage Small Kitchen Knives various
$2.99
Time Remaining: 36m

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Acrylic Salad Spoon  Fork Serving Set USA
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Acrylic Salad Spoon Fork Serving Set USA
$2.99
Time Remaining: 36m

SSS by Oneida TRINITY DUET CAPRI Stainless 15 pieces
SSS by Oneida TRINITY DUET CAPRI Stainless 15 pieces
$28.00
Time Remaining: 36m

Debbie Meyers Kake Kutr Sheet Cake Cutter  Server with Crystal Handles NEW
Debbie Meyers Kake Kutr Sheet Cake Cutter Server with Crystal Handles NEW
$5.00
Time Remaining: 38m

INTERNATIONAL LYON AMERICANA STAINLESS MASTER BUTTER SPREADER 7 NEW
INTERNATIONAL LYON AMERICANA STAINLESS MASTER BUTTER SPREADER 7 NEW
$7.99
Time Remaining: 38m

Superior USA Flower Pattern Flatware Stainless 1 Fork
Superior USA Flower Pattern Flatware Stainless 1 Fork
$5.99
Time Remaining: 38m

Chef  Sommelier Box of 12 Ezzo Demitasse Spoons Coffee Mocha Cappucino Spoon
Chef Sommelier Box of 12 Ezzo Demitasse Spoons Coffee Mocha Cappucino Spoon
$19.95
Time Remaining: 38m

Ultra Sharp Chef Cutlery Knife Colors Ceramic Knife Set 3456+Peeler+Holder
Ultra Sharp Chef Cutlery Knife Colors Ceramic Knife Set 3456+Peeler+Holder
$39.99
Time Remaining: 39m

13 Oneida USA MADIE FORKS Dinner Salad  Lg Meat Serving Fork Stainless Vintage
13 Oneida USA MADIE FORKS Dinner Salad Lg Meat Serving Fork Stainless Vintage
$13.50
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $13.50

8 pcs Oneida OCEANIC Place Fork Spoon Knife Stainless Flatware
8 pcs Oneida OCEANIC Place Fork Spoon Knife Stainless Flatware
$13.99
Time Remaining: 39m

Mac BF HB 85 Japanese Chefs Knife 215mm NEW JAPAN NEW F S from Japan
Mac BF HB 85 Japanese Chefs Knife 215mm NEW JAPAN NEW F S from Japan
$127.99
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $127.99

Dansk Anvil Salad Forks IHQ Japan Flatware IHQ Stainless 18 8 Set of 8
Dansk Anvil Salad Forks IHQ Japan Flatware IHQ Stainless 18 8 Set of 8
$109.99
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $109.99

Dansk Anvil Place Setting Knives IHQ Japan Flatware IHQ Stainless 18 8 Set of 6
Dansk Anvil Place Setting Knives IHQ Japan Flatware IHQ Stainless 18 8 Set of 6
$99.99
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99

Lot Rogers Co Stainkess Korea CAMEO flatware pattern by Stanley Roberts Silver
Lot Rogers Co Stainkess Korea CAMEO flatware pattern by Stanley Roberts Silver
$12.88
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $12.88

20 pc Mixed lot Oneidacraft Deluxe EMBER GLOW Stainless Steel VGUC
20 pc Mixed lot Oneidacraft Deluxe EMBER GLOW Stainless Steel VGUC
$23.00
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $23.00

BLUE RIBBON DOUBLE EDGE STAINLESS HOUSEKNIFE BURNS PATENT
BLUE RIBBON DOUBLE EDGE STAINLESS HOUSEKNIFE BURNS PATENT
$5.99
Time Remaining: 41m

VINTAGE SAMBONET STAINLESS TABLEWARE STAMPED HILTON 5 PCS 18 40 ITALY
VINTAGE SAMBONET STAINLESS TABLEWARE STAMPED HILTON 5 PCS 18 40 ITALY
$5.00
Time Remaining: 42m

Cambridge Stainless Tableware New Age 12 Pcs Korea
Cambridge Stainless Tableware New Age 12 Pcs Korea
$5.00
Time Remaining: 42m

The Ex 2nd Edition Red 5 piece Kitchen Knife Set
The Ex 2nd Edition Red 5 piece Kitchen Knife Set
$86.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 43m

WMA Rogers Oneida Silverware 54 Pcs
WMA Rogers Oneida Silverware 54 Pcs
$10.00
Time Remaining: 44m

Enamelware Dining Kit Red dinnerware camping or picnicking case for cutlery
Enamelware Dining Kit Red dinnerware camping or picnicking case for cutlery
$46.99
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $46.99

Gourmet Traditions Stainless Steel Forked Tip Cheese Knife NEW
Gourmet Traditions Stainless Steel Forked Tip Cheese Knife NEW
$1.99
Time Remaining: 44m

Vintage martha stewart ceramic vase MSE
Vintage martha stewart ceramic vase MSE
$24.99
Time Remaining: 44m

MASTER CUT 2 Carve  Serve Knife Triple Tempered Stainless Steel Excellent
MASTER CUT 2 Carve Serve Knife Triple Tempered Stainless Steel Excellent
$4.99
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

Wooden Giraffe Salad Serving Spoon  Fork Cute for Safari Salad A++++
Wooden Giraffe Salad Serving Spoon Fork Cute for Safari Salad A++++
$18.00
Time Remaining: 45m

Electric Carving Knive
Electric Carving Knive
$0.99
Time Remaining: 45m

CHEFS THICK BAMBOO BUTCHER STYLE CHOPPING CUTTING BOARD WOOD BLOCK UTILITY
CHEFS THICK BAMBOO BUTCHER STYLE CHOPPING CUTTING BOARD WOOD BLOCK UTILITY
$19.99
Time Remaining: 46m

14 Piece Knife Set w Natural Wood Block w two dimensional serrated edge NEW
14 Piece Knife Set w Natural Wood Block w two dimensional serrated edge NEW
$64.29
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $64.29

Herb Scissors to Chop Slice  Mince Home Kitchen Cutlery Multi Blade Shears NEW
Herb Scissors to Chop Slice Mince Home Kitchen Cutlery Multi Blade Shears NEW
$18.29
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $18.29

1847 Rogers Bros 14 pcs SEA ISLAND VGUC Mixed Lots stainless steel flatware
1847 Rogers Bros 14 pcs SEA ISLAND VGUC Mixed Lots stainless steel flatware
$18.00
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $18.00

Hampton Silversmiths Stainless Steel flatware BISTRO Satin Large Salad Fork
Hampton Silversmiths Stainless Steel flatware BISTRO Satin Large Salad Fork
$7.99
Time Remaining: 46m

Oneida Community  TWIN STAR  Table Serving Spoon s
Oneida Community TWIN STAR Table Serving Spoon s
$3.99
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $3.99

NEW Mepra AZ1096D1121 Diana Oro Nero Table Fish Fork Black Set of 12
NEW Mepra AZ1096D1121 Diana Oro Nero Table Fish Fork Black Set of 12
$556.63
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $556.63

PM4 Abcfashionstore KNIFE SHARPENER STONE ABRADER W TWO GRINDING WHEELS
PM4 Abcfashionstore KNIFE SHARPENER STONE ABRADER W TWO GRINDING WHEELS
$1.59
Time Remaining: 47m

Premier Housewares Tafa Cutlery Set with Stand 24 Piece Cream
Premier Housewares Tafa Cutlery Set with Stand 24 Piece Cream
$19.97
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $19.97

4 SERRATED STEAK KNIVES RADA S4S G24S MADE IN USA NEAT HOUSEWARMING GIFT
4 SERRATED STEAK KNIVES RADA S4S G24S MADE IN USA NEAT HOUSEWARMING GIFT
$16.89
Time Remaining: 48m
Buy It Now for only: $16.89

Tramontina Steak Knife Set 24 Round Tip Steak Knives Stainless Steel Black
Tramontina Steak Knife Set 24 Round Tip Steak Knives Stainless Steel Black
$51.85
Time Remaining: 48m
Buy It Now for only: $51.85

1pc Fashion Mini Knife Sharpener Blade Pocket Knives Sharpening Kitchen Tool
1pc Fashion Mini Knife Sharpener Blade Pocket Knives Sharpening Kitchen Tool
$1.88 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 49m

Tramontina Porterhouse Jumbo Steak Knife Set 12 Steak Knives Stainless Steel
Tramontina Porterhouse Jumbo Steak Knife Set 12 Steak Knives Stainless Steel
$56.23
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $56.23

Cutlery Set Rada S4s 4 Piece Serrated Steak Knives Gift Knife Kitchen Dining Bar
Cutlery Set Rada S4s 4 Piece Serrated Steak Knives Gift Knife Kitchen Dining Bar
$24.95
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95

chopsticks In Case silk Poppy Design On Too Of Sticks Never Used
chopsticks In Case silk Poppy Design On Too Of Sticks Never Used
$1.99
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $4.50

KNIFE BLOCK by Bodum
KNIFE BLOCK by Bodum
$44.44
Time Remaining: 49m

LOT OF 4 1847 ROGERS BROS GARLAND 1965 SILVERWARE KNIVES 9 INCHES
LOT OF 4 1847 ROGERS BROS GARLAND 1965 SILVERWARE KNIVES 9 INCHES
$9.99
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Scottish Wood  Horn Thistle Traditional Porridge Spurtle Porage Stirrer Stick
Scottish Wood Horn Thistle Traditional Porridge Spurtle Porage Stirrer Stick
$34.17
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $34.17

Smiths Consumer Products Tri 6 3 Stone Knife Sharpener Knife Sharpener Pocket
Smiths Consumer Products Tri 6 3 Stone Knife Sharpener Knife Sharpener Pocket
$43.00
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $43.00

Hampton Silversmiths Knife Stainless flatware BISTRO Satin Large
Hampton Silversmiths Knife Stainless flatware BISTRO Satin Large
$8.99
Time Remaining: 50m

Kershaw 12 PC 9900 Series KER9912
Kershaw 12 PC 9900 Series KER9912
$300.00
Time Remaining: 50m

WALLACE COIN EDGE 18 10 STAINLESS STEEL GOLD ACCENT FLATWARE 5 PC 1 PLACE SET
WALLACE COIN EDGE 18 10 STAINLESS STEEL GOLD ACCENT FLATWARE 5 PC 1 PLACE SET
$29.98
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $29.98

Stainless Steel CP HP MP Loaf Soap Mold Flat Cutter Blade
Stainless Steel CP HP MP Loaf Soap Mold Flat Cutter Blade
$5.49
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $5.49

Thai Cotton Wooden Chopsticks Design Elephant Collectibles Gift 6 Pairs
Thai Cotton Wooden Chopsticks Design Elephant Collectibles Gift 6 Pairs
$15.00
Time Remaining: 51m

"In Association with Amazon"

Paderno World Cuisine 4-Blade Spiralizer Paderno World Cuisine 4-Blade Spiralizer
List Price: $59.95
Sale Price: $49.99
You save: $9.96 (17%)
 
KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener
Sale Price: $5.95
 
Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife 40520, 47520, 45520, 5.2063.20 Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife 40520, 47520, 45520, 5.2063.20
List Price: $46.60
Sale Price: $34.56
You save: $12.04 (26%)
 
Vanity Fair Everyday, 400 Count Vanity Fair Everyday, 400 Count
List Price: $12.49
Sale Price: $8.95
You save: $3.54 (28%)
 
Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
Sale Price: $85.00
 
Lodge SCRAPERPK Durable Polycarbonate Pan Scrapers, Red and Black, 2-Pack Lodge SCRAPERPK Durable Polycarbonate Pan Scrapers, Red and Black, 2-Pack
Sale Price: $2.68
 
CounterArt Flexible Cutting Mat with Food Icons, Set of 4 CounterArt Flexible Cutting Mat with Food Icons, Set of 4
List Price: $6.99
Sale Price: $6.00
You save: $0.99 (14%)
 
AccuSharp 001 Knife Sharpener AccuSharp 001 Knife Sharpener
List Price: $13.99
Sale Price: $6.99
You save: $7.00 (50%)
 
Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic
List Price: $15.63
Sale Price: $5.12
You save: $10.51 (67%)
 
Farberware Poppy Mirror/Pebble 20-Piece Flatware Set, 18/0 Stainless Steel Farberware Poppy Mirror/Pebble 20-Piece Flatware Set, 18/0 Stainless Steel
List Price: $26.99
Sale Price: $19.00
You save: $7.99 (30%)
 



Thank You
We hope you found the
Slicing Knife

you were looking for.