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Stand Mixers – Tilt Head vs Bowl Lift

Compare Differences In Stand Mixers –
Tilt Head vs Bowl Lift
AC vs DC Motor


When you’re first setting up a new kitchen, or looking to upgrade one of your older appliances, most things are relatively simple. Coffee makers, can openers, toasters, etc. But if you are one who does a lot of baking or mixing, one of the most important items in your kitchen arsenal is the stand mixer.
Now that can be difficult to navigate. Some of the technical jargon surrounding them? Which features will make or break your bake? Which features are just unnecessary gimmicks, designed to drain your wallet?
In this article, we’ll shed some light on some mixer terms, as well as which features are best for different kitchen applications.

Let’s get in the mix! 

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Chef Knife

Chef Knife – Ultimate Comparison, and Reviews!

Let’s Take A Sharp Look At The Chef Knife
      – An Explanation, Knife And Brand Comparison

A top quality chef knife will probably last a lifetime.
In all likelihood, it will also come to be the most used item in your kitchen arsenal. So I wanted to help sharpen your knowledge about chef’s knives –

What is a chef knife?
How do you use a chef knife?
What is a chef knife used for?
Which brands are best to go for?
Which chef knives are good?
And which are absolutely fabulous?

So find out all this, and more, with this handy guide – 

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Caring For Quality Kitchen Knife Sets

Caring for quality kitchen knives

Most people believe that cooking is all about the ingredients and the ability to combine them. They frequently ignore the importance of using reliable utensils, such as kitchen knives.

A quality knife, although expensive, will not only guarantee that you will have all the ingredients ready in no time, but will also make the whole cooking experience much more pleasant. Because let’s face it – who wouldn’t want to get dicing of onions over in the blink of an eye?

So here, click to your question, or read on, to get all the information you need, on how to care for your expensive kitchen knife set…

You want to look after your investment – as well as being expensive, your knives become so much a part of you, you are so used to them, it feels like they are an extension of your hand.

Not to mention the fact that, despite common belief, a sharp knife is less dangerous than a dull one.  The dull one is more likely to slip off the food and hurt you.

After you’ve realised the importance of a quality kitchen knife set and decided to invest in a high-quality one, you have to learn how to take care of it. Especially since you’ve probably spent a considerable sum on it. Whether they are Global, Miyabi or Zwilling J.A. Henckels, your kitchen knives are sensitive tools and they must be cared for properly if you want to use them for a long time. Look after your investment!

So Expensive Knives Look After Themselves?

No – Buying expensive blades doesn’t mean that you can forget about regularly sharpening them or that you can leave them in the sink for hours or place them with the other cutlery, and they will be just fine.

You have to respect your knives and take care of them and, in return, you will be able to enjoy their precise and sharp cut for years.


First of all, you must sharpen your knives twice a year if you use them frequently. You can do this at home, using a knife stone or honing steel, or you can take them to a professional, who will do it for you properly, without affecting the blade.

Washing Your Knife Set

Secondly, you should never leave your knives in the sink with other utensils. It is very dangerous for the person washing the dishes. Also, it can also lead to the blades scratching or bending. It is recommended that you wash and dry your knives as soon as you’ve finished using them.

Can You Put Quality Knives In The Dishwasher?

Putting them in the dishwasher is also a very bad idea for your kitchen knives! They can easily scratch against other utensils, damaging the blade. Some manufacturers claim that you can wash their knives in the dishwasher, but you should still avoid it if you want to use your knives for a long time.

Storing Your Knives

Storing your blades is also extremely important: keeping them with the other utensils will cause scratches; therefore it is better to store them separately, while also using a knife sheath that will guard the blade.

Other options are in a knife block. One may have come with your knife set. You can now get nifty magnetic knife storage racks. And another good choice is a block that has fibres inside, rather than just a slot. 

Cutting Surfaces

Another essential aspect in caring for your knives is the surface you use for cutting. You might find it easier to cut directly on your counter top. But you should know that solid surfaces are too hard for the blade. Instead, make sure you always use a cutting board that is made of wood, bamboo or plastic. Glass and porcelain can also be damaging to the blade.

Using Back Of Your Knife To Transfer Food

Lastly, if you need to transfer chopped food from the cutting board to pot, bowl or pan, use the back of the knife. Using the sharper edge can make the blade dull over the long term and also scratch it.

Once you understand how much easier a good knife can make your life (or, at least, your cooking), you will want to be as gentle and caring with your blades as possible.

It is, after all, a relationship based on mutual respect. When you care for them properly and they will guarantee you will always chop your food faster and also have fun while you do it.

Easy Beef And Vegetable Casserole

Easy Beef And Vegetable Casserole

Easy Beef And Vegetable Casserole

Enjoy cooking this wonderfully hearty, and comforting recipe – just right for when you need some home cooked goodness, to warm your stomach, and your heart! Cooking like this is fun, especially with quality knives to assist in cutting the meat and veg!

This recipe features a step-by-step procedure to help you make a mouth-watering meal for your loved ones. They will enjoy it and look forward to more another time.

A beef vegetable casserole is one of the most traditional meals cooked.  It is simple to cook and takes very little time. It’s great if you have lots of other things to be doing, but still want a wholesome meal ready for dinner time – Let’s get to it … Continue reading

Which Kitchen Knife?

Which Kitchen Knife? Which Cut? – Infographic Reveals All !!!

Which Kitchen Knife?

Do you ever wonder what each kitchen knife in your knife block is for? Is it sometimes a lucky dip which knife you happen to use? Or even which is clean at the time? Are there knives in your knife block you have never used, simply because you don’t know what each knife does, or once you’ve chosen the knife, what you can do with it?

If any of these are true for you, this infographic will help you every time you choose a knife!

Did you know using the correct knife for each job, makes your job much easier in the kitchen? It also makes all the kitchen preparation simpler, quicker, and the result is definitely better quality.

Who would turn down better food? Less work?

First of all – which should you use for which purpose? And for Meat? Fish? Sandwiches? What about boning, slicing? There are a few that can slice? What does a fillet knife do?

Here’s an infographic that reveals all. Which kitchen knife does what? What to use each knife for – it’s all here.

This infographic covers each of these knives –

  1. Chefs Knife – (definition by Wikipedia here)

  2. Santoku Knife – (definition by Wikipedia here)

  3. Bread Knife – (definition by Wikipedia here)

  4. Paring Knife – (definition by Wikipedia here)

  5. Filleting Knife – (definition by Wikipedia here)

  6. Carving Knife – (definition by Wikipedia here)

  7. Utility Knife – (definition by Wikipedia here)

  8. Boning Knife – (definition by Wikipedia here)

  9. Slicing Knife 

How have you used this infographic? Did you use it to refer to when choosing which knife to use? What about printing it, and keeping it in your kitchen, near your knife block, so you always have a handy visual reference whenever you need it!

Enjoy your new reference in the kitchen, and feel free to share with anyone who may find this useful!

Whetstone Sharpening Compared To Honing Steel

Whetstone Sharpening Compared To Honing Steel

Whetstone Sharpening Compared To Honing Steel

When it comes to protecting a quality set of kitchen knives, there are two key tools every professional (and serious home chef) should have in their arsenal. These tools are a whetstone and honing steel. Then we need to understand whetstone sharpening compared to honing steel.

These are two distinct and valuable tools. And the proper use of each ensures that your knives deliver countless years of reliable service.

To perform in the kitchen like a pro, you should have the best knife set you can afford. But every kitchen knife (style and brand) takes a beating each time it’s used. Even though you can’t always see the damage, rest assured it’s there. So what can you do about it?

Take good care of your tools and your tools will continue to be your greatest ally in the kitchen.

The difference between a sharp and dull blade is like night and day. The trick is to consistently perform routine maintenance on your knives. And that requires having both a whetstone and honing steel and using them in the correct way. Here’s the difference, and what they are all about …

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Ultimate – How To Use A Sharpening Steel

Interested in knowing how to use a sharpening steel to maintain razor-sharp edges on your kitchen knives? If so, this short primer should help you. But let’s clear up a common misconception first.

The term “sharpening steel” isn’t the most accurate way to describe what this tool does. In fact, it’s misleading, since it doesn’t actually do the sharpening. A better name would be “honing steel”. You cannot sharpen a blade by sliding it across a round piece of steel any number of times.

Whatever you choose to call it doesn’t really matter. How you use it does.

But… what is “sharpening steel” anyway?

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JA Henckels Knife Set Review

JA Henckels Knife Set Review

Here, we are going to look at Henckels, a world class knife maker, the sets they offer, and how to find your way to the perfect set for your kitchen – Henckels are determined to offer many choices, so the right one is waiting to be yours, but that can make it difficult to wade through their other offerings. Let’s look at Henckels!!!

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Global knife

Global Kitchen Knives Set Review

GLOBAL KNIVES is one of the most well-known kitchen knife companies in the world. Their sleek modern design and their overall bang for your buck place them on the world stage for professionals and home chefs alike. They offer exceptional value when bought in a set, however, there are so many to choose from. Here we look at what Global is good at, what knives are included in each set, and which is the right choice for you.

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