Basic knife skills video

Article by: Allrecipes  |  Video by: Allrecipes
Ever watch celebrity chefs with envy as they chop everything with ease? Learn these few basic knife skills to rival the chopping prowess of any chef!

Stay sharp

A sharp knife cuts easily into food, while a dull one slides off the surface and can cut you instead.
Use a wooden or plastic chopping board

Other surfaces, such as metal, glass or stone, dull knife blades.
Clean your knives by hand

Don’t put chopping knives in the dishwasher. Just wipe the blade clean and dry it as soon as you finish cutting food. This helps keep the blade sharp.
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