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How to Master Basic Knife Skills

Good knife skills not only save time and effort, they keep you safe as well. In this video, you’ll learn how to use a kitchen knife. We’ll show you how to master a few simple knife techniques to slice, dice, and chop like a chef. You’ll speed up your kitchen prep work—and keep all your fingers safe in the process! You’ll see three basic kitchen knives: the chef’s knife for chopping and dicing; the paring knife for peeling, seeding, and trimming fat; and a long knife with a serrated edge for cutting bread and slicing tomatoes. You’ll learn the most efficient way to hold a knife and learn how to guide the food safely as you’re cutting. You’ll learn why a sharp knife not only slices and dices better, but is actually safer to use than a dull knife. We’ll show a great technique for chopping onions quickly, and learn how to make uniform dices. You’ll also learn why you should wash your kitchen cutlery by hand and keep knives out of the dishwasher.

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  • donnam

Great video! I've been cooking for many years, and this was helpful.

  • Stinkie

Once you've cut your onion into, then removed the skin, you can cut the onion half into again then make the slices as shown and this makes even smaller dices. Cook quickly and evenly.

  • Daiquirri

Great tips!! Thanks!