User’s Guide for Knives, Kitchen Tools, and More

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Uses for Each Tool

(Alphabetized by name of tool)

 

 

4″ Paring Knife

— most paring knives are not designed to be used on the cutting board, but this one is one that can be used that way.  Also great for going straight through apples instead of around them, peeling, coring, and paring foods.

 

BBQ Set

— can hang outdoors in weather without rusting, they are long so you can reach over your neighbors fence and steal their steaks off the grill J.  The tongs can be used for lifting logs on the campfire, smoker, etc., and you won’t burn your arms.

 

Basting Spoon

— good for table serving, well balanced, and scoops to the bottom of the pan easily.

 

Birds Beak Paring Knife

— peeling round fruits & veggies, coring tomatoes and topping strawberries, fruits with pits (avocado, mango, peach), garnishing.

 

Boning Knife

— raw meat trimming, butterflying, and removing meat from bone

 

Butcher Knife

— melon knife – watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple.  Also good for cutting through small diameter bones.

 

Bypass Pruners

— cut branches and stems that can fit between the blades, delicate or hard

 

Can Opener

— opening cans, using magnet to lift lids out of can (if you cut it completely away)

 

Carver (9″)

— carving large meats like turkey, hams and standing roasts

 

Carving Fork

— lifting large meats in combination with the turning fork, to hold meats in place for carving.

 

Cheese Knife

— starchy & sticky foods, thin slicing of potatoes, apples, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, sweet potato, cheese, spreading cheese balls on crackers, set out with trays

 

Cleaver

— cutting bones, whole chickens, ribs, large chunks of frozen meat … also coconut, gourds, pumpkins.  It has the thickest blade of all of our knives.

 

Clip Point

— skinning, hunting, outdoor uses.

 

Cultivator

— doesn’t just put lines in the dirt … wide, flat tines actually pick up and aerate the dirt.

 

Drop Point

— camping, hunting, skinning

 

Fisherman Solution

— filleting fish, working on meats that have silver skin or sinue

 

French Chef (9 1/4″)

— large chopping knife for veggies, European style, rock & chop

 

Garden Trowel

— moving large amounts of dirt around, measurements on blade to help determine depth of hole in ground, comfortable handle.

 

Garlic Press

— smashing garlic, olives, making marzipan strands … squeezing key limes, wedge of lemon or lime

 

Golf Mate

— ball mark repairer, camping knife / fork

 

Gut Hook

— gutting & skinning, hunting, outdoor uses

 

Hardy Slicer

— raw meats, prepping and preparing by cutting away fat, cutting frozen meats (chicken, sausage tubes, etc), portioning steaks from loins, cutting through chicken joints, summer sausage

 

Hunting Knife

— cutting and skinning animals

 

Ice Cream Scoop

— scooping ice creams, sorbets, and other frozen desserts, removing seeds & guts from melons

 

KaBar Explorer

— survival / combat knife, camping knife

 

KaBar Zombie

— killing zombies, survival / combat knife, camping

 

Ladle

— serving soups and stews, lips on both sides of ladle for left and right hand pouring

 

Large Poly Prep Board

— soft & durable, helps your knives stay sharp longer, guaranteed, legs create space to get plates under the edge of the board so you can push your food off easily, rubber feet help to keep it from slipping on the counter, dishwasher safe

 

Lockback Knife

— pocket knife, clip on your pants, easy to open with one hand

 

Medium Poly Prep Board

— soft & durable, helps your knives stay sharp longer, guaranteed, legs create space to get plates under the edge of the board so you can push your food off easily, rubber feet help to keep it from slipping on the counter, dishwasher safe

 

Mini Cheese knife

— small fruits like berries, detail cutting & presentation, set out with trays, and spreading soft cheeses

 

Mix Stir

— whisk, get into corners of pan, easy to mix kool-aid, iced tea, etc., slide around for bowls, sets flat in pan for gravies, rue, etc.  Great for mixing out all of the lumps.

 

Paring Knife

— air knife (not for use on cutting board).  Use for paring, peeling, topping small fruits, and garnishing.

 

Petite Carver

— carve small meats such as chicken and roasts, pork loin, beef eater, large fruits such as large grapefruit or small melons

 

Petite Chef

— medium chopping knife for veggies, European style, rock & chop

 

Petite Santoku (5″)

— small chopping knife for veggies, Asian style, razor cut, rock & chop, slap chop

 

Petite Slicer (7 3/4 “)

— table bread knife (slice and serve at the table), small breads like bagels, hoagies, rolls, French & garlic breads

 

Pizza Cutter

— pizza, waffles, pancakes, quesadillas, homemade pasta, pie dough, jello, etc.

 

Pocket Knife

— small enough to carry in pocket or purse. Use for everyday small cutting needs.

 

Potato Masher

— mashing potatoes, berries, etc.

 

Professional Spatula

— icing cakes and layered cakes

 

Salmon Knife

— skinning and portioning delicate items like raw fish or leftover meats (thin slicing of turkey for sandwiches for example)

 

Santoku (7″)

— medium chopping knife for veggies, Asian style, razor cut, rock & chop, slap chop

 

Santoku Carver

— medium sized meats & breads … see petite carver & petite slicer … hybrid knife

 

Santoku Cheese

— small, hard blocks of cheese (sharp tip) & detail slicing of veggies

 

Santoku Paring

— for the person with a small paring size preference but wants to cut on cutting board … razor cutting (put tip on board, hold knife at angle, and pull toward you to slice food.

 

Santoku Slicer (10″)

— brisket slicer, large meats, layered cakes, breads, etc.

 

Santoku Timmer

— slicing small, soft fruits and veggies such as tomatoes, lemons, limes, oranges, etc. and trimming fats.

 

Sharpener

— sharpen your smooth edged blades

 

Shear Holster

— a small holster that sticks on your block and creates a place to holster your shears

 

Slice N Serve

— serving of standing baked goods, cheesecake, carrot cake, etc.

 

Slicer (9 3/4”)

— breads & cakes, shredding cabbage thinly for coleslaw & lettuce for tacos

 

Slotted Spoon

— serving foods you want strained when you serve.  Similar to the basting spoon but with slots

 

Slotted Turner

— a large metal spatula used for turning good sized foods such as pancakes, omelets, burgers, etc.

 

Small Poly Prep Board

— soft & durable, helps your knives stay sharp longer, guaranteed, legs create space to get plates under the edge of the board so you can push your food off easily, rubber feet help to keep it from slipping on the counter, dishwasher safe

 

Spatula Spreader

— sandwich spreads such as pb&j, mayonnaise, etc., avocado, cheese spreads on bagels and toast, slicing & serving things in pans (lasagna, pies, brownies, etc.)

 

Steak Knife

— the steak house sized steak knife

 

Super Shears

— These work great for so many things.  Use them in the kitchen for cutting fat off of chicken, opening bags or boxes, and cutting off broccoli florets.  Great for using in the garage and those plastic packages that toys & electronics come in.

 

Table Knife

— a small butter knife for spreading and with the edge of a steak knife for cutting, so you can do both jobs with one knife

 

Traditional Cheese Knife

— starchy & sticky foods, thin slicing of potatoes, apples, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, sweet potato, cheese, spreading cheese balls on crackers, set out with trays

 

Transplanting Trowel

— moving plants and replanting them.  Measurements on the blade so you know how deep the hole is for the plant.

 

Trimmer

— slicing small, soft fruits and veggies such as tomatoes, lemons, limes, oranges, etc. and trimming fats.

 

Turn N Serve

— cookies, fries, pancakes, eggs, etc.

 

Turning Fork

— lifting & turning things in pans like bacon, chicken breasts, eggplants, etc. and getting things out of jars – foods don’t slip off because of the shape of the tines.

 

Vegetable Knife

— hard veggies like acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash, also known as the vegetable cleaver (not for use as a meat cleaver)

 

Vegetable Peeler

— peeling veggies, tomatoes, kiwi, potatoes and shaving cheese, chocolate, etc.

 

Weeder

— has a long neck to reach deep into the soil and a sharp blade to cut weeds off at the root

 

Stainless Flatware

— lightweight so it’s less likely to fall off your plate or out of your bowl, beautiful, and easy to replace missing pieces in years to come knowing your handles will still match.

 

Traditional Flatware

— with handles to match your knives and just as durable, this flatware is made to last and with a smooth finish that is easy to eat from and clean.

 

Cutlery Care Set (4 Pc)

— to keep your knives in the best condition, it helps to use the proper cutting surface – one that is durable enough to cut on but not so dense that it is hard on your metal.  The three sizes of the polypropylene cutting boards in the kit should handle all of your cutting jobs.  Also the smooth edge sharpener is in this kit so you can touch up your straight edges any time you think they need it (in between factory sharpening every 7-10 years and in home sharpening which is suggested every 2-3 years)

 

Flatware Accessory

— Designed to be durable, beautiful and lasting.  These serving tools match your flatware to bring an overall, wonderful look to your table.

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