Do you want finely chopped garlic cloves that melt on the meat and vegetables? How about Julienne carrots in the exact, uniformed dimension that you wanted?
Trusted by thousands of satisfied customers, the Mercer Culinary Genesis may be one of the best knives to achieve this goal.
We’ve listed our other favorites here, but this 7-inch super lightweight knife is our favorite.
Its exclusive intelligent design perfectly caters to the slicing of vegetables.
And the best thing is that it has the lightest blade we’ve carried so far.
The other vegetable knives wowed us, but the Mercer Culinary Genesis blew us away!
What makes a good knife for cutting vegetables?
Easy to sharpen. Straight edges for sharp cuts and easy maintenance.
Intelligent handle design. Left- and right-handed chefs can firmly grip the handle without fatigue.
Perfect size of the blade. Wide enough for scooping dices and strips of vegetables.
Guaranteed full tang. The knife’s blade should extend to the tip of its handle, for optimal balance and weight.
What are they used for?
Vegetable knife is best used for preparing vegetables. It’s for chopping, shredding, and dicing — whether they are small or big pieces of greens and produce. However, you shouldn’t use it for filleting fish or chopping blocks of meat.
Vegetable knives vs Chef knives
The main difference lies in the exclusivity of their purpose.
The vegetable knives are exclusively for cutting vegetables, while the chef knives are for multiple slicing and cutting tasks.
You can use chef knives to dice vegetables, but you can’t use vegetable knives to cut meat. In fact, the only knife in our list that meet that criteria is the TUO Cutlery Vegetable Meat Cleaver Knife, which can be used to cut both vegetables and meat.
Nevertheless, both are not ideal for slicing bread and cleaving meat.
The Kyocera Ceramic Nakiri knife is a powerful beast that calls for the utmost care.
Its Ceramic blade’s razor-sharp edge doesn’t disappoint — every cut is smooth. The slim Ceramic blade is highly reliable for making precise Juliennes. And, even if it’s a vegetable cleaver, you can use it to slice piles of boneless meat.
Made from proprietary Zirconia material, a ceramic formula in Japan, which makes it extremely sharp
Perfect balance because of the full-tang blade
10 times longer than the traditional knives
Ideal for everyday use
Lightweight, which is ideal for fast cutting
Dishwasher-safe but should be separated from other metal cutlery
Suitable for only plastic and wooden boards
Not fit for carving, prying, and boning
Not for frozen meats
Should not be used for cutting food on glass or plates
Why should you buy this product?
Another vegetable knife that definitely wowed us is the Kyocera Nagiri knife.
It’s extremely sharp edge doesn’t back down from relentless dicing and slicing. It may be high-maintenance, but it’s a powerful, high-performing knife.
It’s a worthy purchase if you put performance and sharpness above all factors in buying vegetable knives.
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