Cutting done right

To cut correctly with your knife could seem to be self-explanatory. But there are 3 things you need to think about in order to make yourself and your knife justice.

Let the knife do the job. It’s the knife that should do the slicing and dicing, not you. Use the knife’s sharp edge and help it cut, do not force it.

Do not twist the knife while cutting. The knife’s edge is sharp and a sharp edge is thin. If you twist the knife, for example in the cutting board, at the same time as you are cutting you will risk to make the knife dull faster than necessary.

Use a good cutting board. A cutting board should be made of a material that does not wear on the knifes edge. Surprisingly many use there knives agains bad surfaces. The best alternative is wooden cutting boards. The worst are made of stone or glass.