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Which Knife Should I Use?

Choosing the Right KitchenAid Knife

KitchenAid® offers cutlery essentials ideal for everyday food prep needs, such as slicing, cutting, mincing, trimming, and more. Choosing the right knife will help you accomplish tasks more efficiently, cut correctly, and can improve the texture of your food by preventing the bruising of fruits and vegetables and the tearing of meats. Refer to the following list when selecting a knife:

Chef Knife

Among the most versatile of all knives in the kitchen, the chef knife is excellent for chopping, mincing, and slicing vegetables and meat, as well as many other uses.

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Slicing Knife

The slicing knife is great for carving roasts, turkey, ham, or other cooked meats into serving portions. The long, thin blade promotes maximum contact between food and meat for thin slices. The slicing knife can also be used for chopping, mincing, or slicing vegetables.

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Bread Knife

The bread knife features sharp serrations to cut through a variety of soft-crusted breads and pastries with ease. It's also great for pineapples, melons, or other citrus fruits that have a thick skin or rind to cut through.

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Santoku Knife

Combining the features of a cleaver and a chef’s knife, this multipurpose knife minces, dices, and slices. The oval indentations on the blade are specially designed to prevent foods from sticking while you slice, making this knife perfect for chopping and dicing small vegetables.

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Utility Knife

This knife is a great multi-use knife — smaller than a chef knife but larger than a paring knife, it is great for cutting sandwiches, slicing smaller cuts of meat, and cutting larger fruits.

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Serrated Utility Knife

Perfect for slicing fruits, vegetables, smaller breads, and more. The serrated utility knife is especially effective for tomatoes, salami, croissants, or any small foods with a hard crust or skin.

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Paring Knife

This indispensable knife is handy for smaller precision tasks like peeling, trimming, and slicing small fruits and vegetables.

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Kitchen Shears

The all-purpose shears are versatile for multiple uses around the home and kitchen. When cooking, use it to cut up bacon or pieces of chicken, remove thyme leaves, snip through bread or pizza, and so much more. A true multi-purpose tool in the kitchen.



The cleaver is designed to easily carve through tough or tender meat and dense vegetables with one downward stroke. The perfect knife for prepping any meal, from steaks to stews.

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Serrated Paring Knife

The serrated paring knife is ideal for small, everyday food-prep needs, from cutting delicate fruit to slicing up a snack.

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Steak Knife

Steak knives are designed to easily cut a variety of cooked meats. The high-performance serrated edge slices through steaks, chops, and cutlets, making the meat more tender with every cut.

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