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The Brandless Knife Buying Guide
Sarah Tuttle
By Sarah Tuttle
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You probably know what a chef’s knife does, but what about a nakiri knife? Here’s a handy guide to Brandless knives and all of the cool things they can do. And at $3 a pop, you can have a knife for every task. Now, put those knife skills to work. Chop chop!

Nakiri Knife
  • Cleaver-like blade is perfect for chopping small vegetables  
  • Acts like a bench scraper to move chopped ingredients to your pan like a pro
  • Especially great for hard veggies like squash, potato, and daikon radish (for which it was developed
  • Learn more about it here!

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Santoku Knife
  • Rockstar multipurpose tool
  • Your go-to for chopping vegetables and meats
  • Hollow-ground cut-outs in the blade help keep food from sticking to the blade as you chop

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Steak Knife
  • Use for cutting steak (obviously)
  • It’s also for veggies like artichokes and cauliflower

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Honing Steel
  • Keep blades in tip-top shape
  • Sharpen knives after every 2-4 uses

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Carving Knife & Fork
  • The duo you need to slice and serve roasts, from turkey to ham

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Serrated Bread Knife
  • The scalloped serration of the bread knife means you can use it for soft or crusty breads
  • Long blade makes it ideal for wide loaves
  • Can also use to slice cleanly through anything with a hard exterior and soft interior, like a tomatoes

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Paring Knife
  • Peel an apple
  • Mince garlic and shallots
  • Peel and devein shrimp
  • Score tomato skins
  • Trim green beans

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Chef's Knife
  • Break down a chicken or a roast
  • Cut a birthday cake
  • Mince herbs with a rocking motion
  • Separate a garlic clove from the outside skin (just smash the clove with one side of the knife and then peel)

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