Each knife has a specific function and use, and it is not always easy to know which one to choose. We will help you to know which kitchen knife is best suited to the recipe you are about to prepare.
First and foremost, it is important to know that in order to cut efficiently and without tiring, you need to choose the right blade for the job.
The characteristics of shape, thickness and length are different for different cutting techniques and foods.
To find the knife that best suits you, you should also test the grip, it should be safe and comfortable, not a source of tension or discomfort.
The Paring knife
It has a short, sharp blade for precise and delicate cutting.
Peel and dice. Prepare artichokes, hull strawberries, peel a tomato...
Petit Chef knife - Multi-purpose
Very handy. Chop or mince herbs, onions, etc. with a pendulum movement. Cut vegetables and fruit into strips or cubes.
Flatten an ingredient, garlic, escalope... Only in the Intempora and Les Forgés 1890 collections.
Chef knife - Multi-purpose
Rigid and stable. Slice or chop, and herbs and onions with a rocking motion. Cut vegetables and fruit into strips or cubes.
Flatten an ingredient, garlic, escalope... Its high blade allows you to transfer the pieces to a container.
Santoku - Multi-purpose
The honeycomb blade means slices do not stick for faster cutting. Chop and mince finely. Easily cut fatty ingredients, such as salmon. Slice into sticks, and dice.
Honeycomb only on Santoku Intempora and Forged 1890.
Meat and Poultry knife
Sharp and rigid, with guard, can be used as a dagger. For boning and deveining meats.
Toothed and curved for easy cutting. For slicing all types of bread and cutting hard skins (watermelon, pineapple, etc.)
Large, narrow, flexible blade. Cut thin slices of ham or salmon with a wide movement. Only in the Parallèle collection.
Now that you know what type of knife to choose, you can now think about the finish of the handles, wood or polymer, or the type of blade, full tang or half tang, cut or forged?
At Opinel, we have drawn on our roots and expertise to create collections with profiles designed to optimise actions and guarantee a perfect cut suitable for each type of food.