Cutting Tools for the Kitchen

 

Although knives often act as the chef's primary cutting tools, there are a number of tasks that are quite difficult to carry out with a straight-bladed knife. Luckily, there are also a number of special tools that have been designed to carry out these jobs quickly, safely and efficiently.

The following tools should equip the cook to deal with the majority of cutting tasks found in the kitchen.

Cutters
A look at cutters for pastry, chips, ravioli, pizza and aspic ...
Corers & Stoners
Tools to remove the cores from apples and the stones from cherries and olives ...
Electrical Cutting Equipment
Learn about blenders, liquidisers and food processors ...
Graters
Box, conical and rotary graters for slicing and shredding cheese, fruit and vegetables ...
Knives
Tips on choosing and taking care of your kitchen knives ...
Peelers
Peel potatoes, carrots, parsnips or apples in a trice ...
Scissors & Shears
Snip or cut almost anything with kitchen scissors and poultry shears ...
Slicers
Tools to cut food into neat, regular slices ...
Zesters
Remove the zest from fruit by using a citrus zester or a canelle knife ...