26 Chefs' knife secrets. If you're not completely comfortable with handling a knife or would love to learn how to slice and dice like a pro, sign up for our knife skills class-it's a great way to improve your technique. Register any time at surlatable.com.
The Perfect Recipe: Cutlerychoosing The cook's most important toolCutlery is the cornerstone of your kitchen so it's essential to register for a good set of knives, even if you're new to cooking. Great knives will make cooking a joy and influence everything you create. We feel very strongly that you should hold the knives in your hand and try them out to find your perfect match. Drop by your local store any time-our expert staff will help you try out any knife we carry. Keep in mind that cutlery needs to be properly stored and cared for-remember to register for sharpening and honing tools plus storage compatible with the knives you like. When you're exploring your cutlery options at the store, ask about maintenance to make sure you get the tools you need. A great carving knife and fork are essential and a gift people love to give since they will serve you well for years of special occasions.For experienced chefs, your registry is a prime opportunity to upgrade. You know the importance of knives, so think big. Consider that ultimate set or collection you've had your eye on and add some specialty knives, too. Focus on knives that will let you expand your culinary repertoire-they'll be indispensable when you need them. for your registryThe Basic KitchenParing Knife (3" - 4")Santoku or Chef's Knife (6" - 8")Bread KnifeSteak KnivesCarving Knife or SetKitchen ShearsKnife SteelHand SharpenerKnife Block or Magnet for StorageThe Well-Stocked KitchenStart with the Basic list, then add:Additional Sizes: Paring, Santoku, Chef'sCleaverUtility (5" - 6")Boning KnifeCheese Knife or SetThe Gourmet KitchenStart with Basic and Well-Stocked lists, then add:Sashimi KnifeTomato KnifeFlexible Fillet KnifeFlexible Slicer