Commercial Grade Knives

Business.com / Industry / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Commercial grade knives are restaurant quality knives that are used in eateries, butcher shops and other commercial food applications. ...

Commercial grade knives are restaurant quality knives that are used in eateries, butcher shops and other commercial food applications. They are higher quality than you would find on the retail knife market for household use and considered a necessary investment for anyone in the food industry. Industrial knives are necessary for the hard foods, rough conditions and constant use professional grade knives endure.

To find the right commercial kitchen knives for your business, you should look at how you will be using commercial knives, how many commercial knife sets you'll need, where to buy commercial grade cutlery and the best way to store, sharpen and maintain professional grade knives. When looking for knives restaurant owners and chefs need, consider the following:

1. Determine how you will use the knives and how many sets of commercial grade knives you will need.

2. Find where to buy commercial grade cutlery.

3. Learn and teach others how to properly store, sharpen and maintain professional restaurant knives.

Determine how you will use the knives and how many sets of commercial grade knives you will need

To determine how many sets you will need simply count the number of chefs in your kitchen, or how many stations you have in your food service business. To decide on which knives you need, you must first look at how they will be used. If you are operating a butcher shop, you need strong knives that will easily chop through bone. For delicate fruit bouquets, smaller, more precise knives are necessary.

Find where to buy commercial grade cutlery

If you are located in a larger city, it is likely you have a restaurant supply store nearby who will stock professional grade knives. You can usually open an account with them and take the knives you need with you immediately. Some companies offer reps who can meet with you, work up an order based on your needs, let you demo their knives and ship your order to you when it is ready. Find the best knife company for you and your business needs.

Learn and teach others how to properly store, sharpen and maintain professional restaurant knives

How you clean, store and use your commercial grade knives is just as important as the knives themselves. There are a number of ways to store them, and accessories to keep them sharp and ready for action. It's important to take it a step further and train your chefs and food service professionals the proper way to store, clean and protect your knives as well.
  • Make sure that children are not handling your professional grade knives, as they are kept extremely sharp and are often heavier than other knives.

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