This section of Chef Pro Knives is devoted to our non-knife kitchen equipment. Here you will find cutting boards, sharpeners, graters, shears, corkscrews, spatulas, and personal care tools.
Cutting boards provide a stable, flat surface for chopping and slicing all manners of food. The best cutting boards are either wood (including bamboo) or plastic. Wood cutting boards are the best for vegetables, herbs, and bread. Wood boards also are the most blade-friendly in that they do not dull blade as quickly with use. Plastic cutting boards are the best choice for slicing meat as they are more easily sanitized, reducing your risk for food-borne bacterial contamination. Plastic boards are preferable to glass cutting boards, as the glass surface will quickly dull your knives.
Proper blade maintenance is essential for promoting a long life for your knives. This includes regular sharpening and honing. Many chefs prefer knife sharpeners, while others swear by using a whetstone for repairing a blade’s edge. You will find both options on Chef Pro Knives, as well as honing steels for quick knife maintenance before use.
Chef Pro Knives also sells high quality metal graters and zesters. Cheese graters are used to serve the hardest cheeses, such as parmesan and Pecorino Romano, which resist efforts to cut with a knife. Graters are also used when cooking with coconut and some types of carrot dishes. Zesters are similar to graters, and they allow you to add touches of lemon and other citrus fruits to dishes or to mixed drinks. You can also use a zester to easily prepare nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, cloves, and other herbs or spices.
Spatulas are designed with wide, flat blades to allow you to easily move food around in your kitchen. Spatulas can be used to stir food in a pan, to remove food from its pan, and to serve food onto plates. There are traditional wide spatulas, slotted spatulas for draining sauce or grease from food before serving, and long narrow straight spatulas which are ideal for spreading frosting or removing breads from a pan.
Kitchen shears and scissors are important tools that allow you to quickly trim meat, dough, or vegetables over a pot away from a cutting board. Kitchen scissors are often used to trim meat that has stewing in a pot without needing drain the broth from the meat. There are also specialty poultry shears, lobster shears, and fish shears that are specifically designed to ease in the removal of meat from the respective skeletal or exoskeletal structures. Herb shears also allow you to quickly chop leafy herbs with great precision.
The wine and bar accessories page on Chef Pro Knives contains everything you need for a great bar or wine party, including corkscrews, bottle openers, and cheese knives. You will also find strainers for making mixed drinks. Kai also makes several sizes of citrus and fruit squeezers for making juice, as well as mortar and pestle for unlocking the flavor and nutritional benefits of herbs and spices.
Wusthof sells a range of personal care sets, which include manicure sets, nail clippers, and more. These sets are small, portable, and some even come in cases for easy transportation. The Wusthof chef’s apron will protect you from splatters, spills, and stains whether you are in the kitchen or out at the grill. It also has large front pockets for storing kitchen utensils or cooking aids.
Finally, the kitchen gadgets page on Chef Pro Knives includes all of those devices that don’t easily fit into any one category, but are all designed to improve your kitchen experience. On this page you will find pizza cutters, clam and oyster knives, larding and trussing needles, meat tenderizers, herb mills and choppers, oil dispensers, bone saws, and more!
These knife accessories are made by a range of quality cutlery makers, including Wusthof, Shun, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, and Ginsu.