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Downside of Buying a Butter Knife
In popular use, the term butter knives usually refers to any non-sharpened knife designed with a blunt point and flat edge; however, formal cutlery settings make a clear distinction between these pieces of equipment and a normal butter knife. Unlike other knives, butter knives have a rounded (or convex) point and are therefore best used for slicing instead of carving. As a result, butter knives often come in different shapes to suit their purpose: some are flat at the tip, others have a slight curve. It's important to note that while a knife like this is acceptable for eating it is not ideal for slicing.
When most people think of butter knives they think of them as separate tools that will help you slice and serve bread. But the truth is there are many more creative uses for these versatile tools, some of which can be seen in the menu of fine dining restaurants. Here are a few ideas: - slices of delicious and tasty sourdough. Serrated butter knives work very well for cutting bread and make for interesting breads like baguettes. Of course, bread needn't necessarily be a round, rectangular or square object; in fact, whole wheat breads and even some root vegetables can benefit from a sharp blade.
- slices of sweet and savory pastry. There are two types of butter knives. Most cookware dealers have several lines of these cutlery to choose from, but if you are looking for something distinctive a set of serrated master butter knives or a set of thin gauge metal bread knives will more than likely do the trick. Serrated butter knives are designed to make delicate slices of fruit, cakes and other desserts look more impressive. Another benefit of these kinds of butter knives is that they can also help you get into those places that ordinary knife edges just won't fit.
- slices of cheese. Cheese is one food that can really benefit from a sharp blade. The sharpness of your knife will depend on the type of cheese and the thickness of the slice, so ask your local butcher for recommendations. A nice pair of cheese spreaders can even do double duty as a knife block. Another helpful tool with butter knives is a peeler, which can remove skins and then squeeze out the ingredients for that nice even spread on your bread.
- Spaghetti. There is a reason why spaghetti is always served at dinner. It's because this cut of meat requires nothing but the right cut of bread and butter for perfection. Stainless steel serrated butter knives can handle both ends of a spaghetti squash and will still deliver that lovely Italian bread and butter presentation that will win over any crowd. If you want to add a little more flavor to your tomato sauce, simply use your serrated butter knives to grate in some extra Parmesan Cheese and olive oil for a unique and tasty treat.
- Salads. Salad without dressing is a boring meal. Butter knives can help dress up even the dull salad by adding just the right amount of dressings. Most product lines have a wide selection of butter knives available, so make sure to check current price on Amazon.
As you can see, there are plenty of key features that make a butter knife a great tool. However, there are also several downfalls that could make buying one a mistake. The biggest drawback is probably the price, which can be quite expensive. While it may not break the bank, it's also not the cheapest knife on the market. A good alternative is getting a Japanese wheildon or bread knife. While they are not as strong, their smaller size and slim profile will allow you to carry them easily in your kitchen without overwhelming the rest of your kitchen.
If you are in the market for a new kitchen tool, it might be a good idea to check current price on Amazon. This will allow you to easily see what brands and models are currently selling for. It will also allow you to compare different items, which is helpful for narrowing down your choice to just one item. Just remember that while the biggest drawback is the price, the biggest benefit is the sharpening and versatility that these types of tools offer. After all, it's easy to ruin a steak if you don't have the perfect butter knife!