Basic Knife Skills

Master a few simple techniques to slice and dice like a chef.

Good knife skills not only save time and effort, they keep you safe as well. In this video, you’ll learn how to use a kitchen knife. We’ll show you how to master a few simple knife techniques to slice, dice, and chop like a chef. You’ll speed up your kitchen prep work—and keep all your fingers safe in the process! You’ll see three basic kitchen knives; these are the tools that every cook should have: the chef’s knife for chopping and dicing; the paring knife for peeling, seeding, and trimming fat; and a long knife with a serrated edge for cutting bread and slicing tomatoes. You’ll learn the most efficient way to hold a knife and learn how to guide the food safely as you’re cutting. You’ll learn why a sharp knife not only slices and dices better, but is actually safer to use than a dull knife. We’ll show a great technique for chopping onions quickly, and learn how to make uniform dices. You’ll also learn why you should wash your kitchen cutlery by hand and keep knives out of the dishwasher. We’ll also touch on which cutting boards are the best and which boards will dull your knives.

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  1. Stella Efraim
    January 4, 2017

    Thank u am learning so much from u guys chef Stella

  2. Lauren Simmons
    January 20, 2017

    How about trying to impress and cut for speed how about actually cutting uniform pieces and teaching SKILL. At some parts of this "educational" video you didn't even cut anything.This is coming from a chef. I would never let my workers cut like that.

  3. noah becker
    January 27, 2017

    she's from the richest

  4. SmoothM0v3
    January 30, 2017

    I wish those vegetables were my wrist

  5. Cristian Cadavid
    February 3, 2017

    You couldn't have gotten someone with better knife skills? lol

  6. Gr8 Teagazr
    February 9, 2017

    That is the same way I taught my kids to handle a knife too- with the fingers curled and using the thumb as a feed. It's a good thing that I grew up instinctively knowing how to wield knives. I keep mine so sharp that a serrated one isn't needed for tomatoes either. A serrated knife of that size is good for cutting crusty breads though.
    OAN- he really butchered that overripe tomato- yuck. (I realize the pun) A sharp non-serrated knife would have cut it better. It's still a good video for beginners.

  7. Jeremy Salazar
    May 7, 2017

    the shit i watch when im high..

  8. gucci
    May 17, 2017

    "Wash your knives by hand"
    Bihhhh I don't even own a dishwasher

  9. Matt Awes
    May 28, 2017

    wtf I´m supposed to study … Why am i trying to learn how to chop Vegetable´s fast ?

  10. Joshua CALLOW
    June 7, 2017

    I want to be a sheaf when I'm older so I'm learning

  11. zongolika
    June 12, 2017

    bad bad vídeo, bad corts

  12. Crazzynez L
    June 25, 2017

    I love how the person in this video can't even cut properly. Their slices are all different sizes, and when they were cutting the onion they cut a bunch of slivers as well lmao

  13. eduardo sampoia
    July 6, 2017

    Never put your index finger along the top of the blade…that's exactly what I do and it gives me the best comfort and control.

  14. jessed310
    July 22, 2017

    Poor cutting of the tomato

  15. Freddy21 Xdefender
    August 9, 2017

    Nice vid

  16. Soranthio
    August 29, 2017

    bruh the lady cutting the cucumber isn't doing it good at all

  17. Monica Henkel
    August 31, 2017

    Great video for so many people!

  18. Epitome of Apathy
    September 23, 2017

    I'm a grown ass women and I still needed to watch this video because the only knife I was ever taught to use is a steak knife.

  19. Roy Spring
    October 7, 2017
    Reply a great buffalo shaped American made Oak cutting board

  20. Gustavo Ocelotl
    October 19, 2017

    Yooo ! Who let this beginner cut in the vid. Gimme that knife shrimp!

  21. Xander McClain
    November 7, 2017

    i subscribed

  22. Lil Diss Track
    November 15, 2017

    i loved your video so keep up the good work

  23. vloging time with carlos roman
    November 15, 2017

    i loved your video so keep up the good work

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  26. Robin Chen
    January 1, 2018

    I never like how every one of these videos only shows rock chop method, don't get me wrong, this is also how I learned how to use a knife. Worked in a Chinese kitchen in my uni days (can't rock chop with a cleaver), then I realized it's easier, faster, and safer to lift the entire knife and cut down, or do gentle tap if your knife is sharp enough

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