Henckels Four Star - 7 PC Block Set - 35297-000 Includes: 3 Parer Knife 5 Serrated Utility Knife 6 Utility/Sandwich Knife 8 Chef's Knife 9 Steel Kitchen Shears Hardwood Block w/Steak Slots A paring knife has a plain edge blade that is ideal for peeling and other small or intricate work (such as deveining a shrimp, removing the seeds from a jalapeno, or cutting small garnishes). It is designed to be an all-purpose knife, similar to a chef's knife, except smaller. A utility knife is a medium size knife that can be used for a myriad of tasks (although many chefs will claim that a cook with a chef's knife and a paring knife can achieve these tasks just as well). Utility knives can either have a plain edge blade or a serrated blade, some of which are considered tomato knives Serrated Blade knives have a saw-like blade. Serrations make knives ideal for cutting things that are hard on the outside and soft on the inside (such as bread or tomatoes). Such foods might otherwise be squished by a knife with a plain edge blade. However, serrated knives should not be used for everything as they e entially cut by tearing the food. The chef's knife is an all-purpose knife used for slicing, chopping, dicing, mincing, and many other functions. The blade is curved to allow the cook to rock the knife on the cutting board for a more precise cut. A Steel is used to hone a knife blade after sharpening or to reinvigorate a blade and extend the life of the last sharpening Shears are essentially kitchen scissors, though they can be used for many of the same jobs as knives, such as chopping herbs. EDGE Laser controlled sharpness and superior hardness create a sharp, durable edge. BLADE Friodur ice-hardened blades made from exclusive formula high carbon no-stain steel. HANDLE Seamless polypropylene handles give a secure grip. Unbreakable, hygienic and dishwasher safe. Enhanced bolster design makes for a stronger, more balanced knife Features a seamless synthetic handle for the most secure grip
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