Kitchen knife tips & tricks

Investing in a good set of kitchen knives is one of the steps to successful cooking. Check out our video guides for the MasterChef knife collection, plus see tips from chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan.

Cook’s knife

Mostly used for cutting big veggies such as pumpkin. The curved tip is also great for chopping herbs.

Check out Luke Mangan’s tips for slicing glazed ham.

Small santoku knife

The wide blade and straight edge is perfect for dicing small to medium sized fruit and veg.

Check out Luke Mangan’s tips for cutting onions.

Large santoku knife

With a thinner blade than a cook’s knife, this is ideal for precise cutting, such as slicing capsicum into batons.

Check out Luke Mangan’s tips for cutting capsicums.

Cleaver

Designed to cut, chop and dice meats, vegetables and fruits.

Check out Luke Mangan’s tips for slicing through a whole pumpkin using the cleaver.

Steak knives 

These table knives have sharp serrated edges, perfect for cutting meat. They’re also great for slicing veggies.

Check out Luke Mangan’s tips for cutting tomatoes.

Paring knife

This multi-purpose knife is great for peeling and cutting fruit and veggies. The sharp point helps with delicate cutting and scoring.

Check out Luke Mangan’s tips for scoring Christmas ham. 

Kitchen scissors

These are easier to use than a knife for snipping herbs or cutting chicken into pieces.

Check out Luke Mangan’s tips for breaking down a whole roast chicken. 

Mini Chopper

This time-saving appliance has a glass bowl and stainless steel blade for chopping meat, veggies, herbs, nuts and fruit.

Check out Luke Mangan’s tips for making a quick mayonnaise in the Mini Chopper.

WARNING: keep out of reach of children
SHARPENING: A sharpener should not be used on serrated edged knives