This page is dedicated to providing educational instructions to help you work safely and efficiently with your F.DICK knives in the kitchen. Explore the various cutting techniques used by chefs world-wide for various types of foods.
Cut vegetables with uniform pressure from the top to the bottom with the rear part of the blade.
Rock the knife back and forth from the tip to the end of the blade; ideal for fine chopping works, e.g. herbs.
Short downward and forward movements at the same time, keeping the tip of the knife constantly on the cutting board. The hand holding the knife determines the cutting width. The other hand, with fingertips bent (!), guides the direction.
Long, Downward And Forward Cutting Motion
The tip and centre part of the cutting edge are used for this technique.
A forward moving cut where the front end of the knife always stays in contact with the cutting board. The entire blade is used to ensure that the items you are cutting don't become squashed. This technique is also suitable for dicing carrots or celery.
This technique is used for splitting particularly hard and robust foods, like pumpkin or melon. Using a chef's knife, you will lever the blade downward with full pushing force on top of the blade using your freehand.
This technique involves gripping the food in a secure manner, ensuring that it doesn't slip away as you are cutting. Simply grip the piece of food you want to cut using your index finger, middle finger and thumb. Then, slowly insert the blade of your knife in the 'tunnel' area found in the space between your three fingers.
This technique is used for more compact food items, like red cabbage. When using the Hammer Technique, it is important to make powerful, straight and smooth cuts. For this technique, it is also recommended to use either a Chinese chef's knife, or a long chef's knife.
View our collection of F.DICK video tutorials explaining the different cutting techniques for fruits and vegetables. Learn about the proper knives that should be used when cutting various types of produce items, while discovering useful tips and tricks from a professional chef to make your food preparation experience more efficient in the kitchen.
View our collection of F.DICK video tutorials explaining the different cutting techniques for various proteins. Learn about the proper knives that should be used when cutting anything from Salmon to Pork Tenderloin, while discovering useful tips and tricks from a professional chef to make your food preparation experience more efficient in the kitchen.