Top Uses for a Utility Knife in the Kitchen
A utility knife is a type of knife that can be used for many different purposes. Smaller than a chef's knife but larger than a paring knife, this middle-sized tool is the kind of knife any professional or home chef can use with confidence. The knife is often overlooked in most kitchen knife sets. But after knowing this handy knife, it is sure to become one of your go-to kitchen tools.
What is a Kitchen Utility Knife?
Kitchen knives can be used for a variety of tasks in the kitchen: from cutting medium-sized fruits and vegetables to slicing meats and cheeses. And this multipurpose knife is typically made of carbon steel or high-carbon stainless steel - both types of steel are very durable and very easy to maintain.
Utility knives can range from 4 to 7 inches in length, but at EUNA, our utility knives measure in at 5 inches, which is the perfect size for almost any kitchen task. EUNA utility knives are forged from high carbon German steel with a Rockwell hardness of 53+. A must-have in the EUNA 5-knife sets, its ergonomic handle provides superior control for maximum comfort. The knife's straight edge has a 13 degrees angle on each side, so much so that it can easily cut through peels, hard skins, and even meat.
PIC from EUNA 5-knife set
What is a Utility Knife Used for?
Cutting Fruits and Vegetables
The utility knife is perfect for cutting medium-sized fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers, small winter squash, potatoes, apples, etc. Since these vegetables are difficult to cut with a paring knife or slicer, the utility knife is the best solution for handling these fruits and vegetables.
Cutting Small Citrus
For those small and aromatic citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges, utility knives are the most perfect tool for handling. Utility knives can help you cut these citrus fruits into smaller pieces with less effort.
There are lots of meat cutter knives for cutting meat efficiently. However, we more recommend utility knives over those cleavers. The meat cutter knives are only made for one or two specific uses, but conversely, you can use utility knives for almost any meat cutting job. Therefore, the utility knife is a perfect choice for any home chef for a more rapid dish preparation.
Slicing Big Sandwiches
Sandwiches are one of the favorite foods for people of all ages. But when you need to share it with any of your friends or family, a daunting task comes - neither a chef's knife nor a serrated knife can cut a sandwich evenly and perfectly. But utility knives are the best choice for cutting large size sandwiches. So, if you make sandwiches regularly (or even if you own a sandwich restaurant), then it is even more recommended that you have a good utility knife.
How to Care for a Kitchen Utility Knife?
If you often cook at home, you may realize that your knives are the most important tool in the kitchen.
- Proper care, cleaning and regular sharpening of your knives will guarantee superior usability for years to come.
- Don't put your knives in the dishwasher or leave them in a sink full of other dishes.
- Also keep your knives in top condition by washing them by hand.