Know the Difference Between a Chef's Knife and a Butcher's Knife

Which kind of knife should home cooks own?

A knife is a home cook’s best friend. When it comes to choosing one for personal use at home, always make the best investment possible—a knife can last a few years. But with so many options and different kinds available, which one should you go for? Here are a few tips to help you choose the right one for home use.


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There is a lot of confusion between knowing the difference between a chef’s knife and butcher’s knife—are they meant to be used by those who strictly carry the titles? Absolutely not!


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It's all about keeping sharp.




A chef’s knife is what every home cook, whether he or she is a beginner or a professional, should have at home. It’s a sturdy steel tool that does the work for you in every kind of prep work possible: slicing, chopping, mincing, dicing, and more. You can also use it on veggies, meat, poultry, and seafood. Its versatility and ease of use make it a must in every home kitchen. Don’t forget to keep it sharp!


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A butcher’s knife, on the other hand, is a bulky and heavy tool used for cutting through thick meat or bones. You don’t need a lot of precision to use it, and it meant to power through large cuts of meat. It isn’t as necessary to have at home than it is to have a chef’s knife—you can ask your butcher to do the work for you and request for your preferred cuts of meat.


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We have plenty of resources to help you get started on your beginner knife skills, too! Learn from our video tutorials below, from how to hold a knife properly to more advanced skills like slicing carrots and onions.


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