Offset serrated knife

By rolando March 28, 2012

I love using a serrated knife. It goes right through tough- skinned vegetables: eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. And you can use it to chop.

A regular chef knife has two opposing angled edges called a double-beveled edge. A serrated knife has a single beveled edge. The important thing to know about a single-beveled edge knife is that if you cut through an item without control, the cut will be curved, because the single-beveled edge naturally angles the cut (see the cuke to the left).┬áIf you’re aware of this, you can overcome the natural tendency of the knife to cut curved, and guide the knife to make a straight cut.

If this is confusing, let me explain in person. Next staff knife skills class is 4/4 at the Harvard Square restaurant. 8am. Customers welcome too. Let us know if you want to attend.

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