Are you a home cook who wants to level up your skills? Are you a professional chef interested in learning about the latest trends in kitchen tools? Do you want to learn more about choosing knives, skills and techniques, or even the processes involved in bringing a brand-new knife to fruition?

Check out the informative, educational, and fun blog from Master Grade.

June 28. 2018.

What Do Butchers Look for in the Ideal Knife?

You work long hours wielding your butcher knife. From preparing animals to be broken down into individual halves or quarters to cutting and packaging specific cuts and portions for the market, both butchers and meat cutters have a unique relationship with their knives—and an equally unique need for the best.   Meat professionals work fast, and this often results in injuries from accidents, Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) or Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS). These conditions can result in things like muscle overload, tennis elbow, tendonitis, arthritis (from gripping) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The injuries are often characterized by discomfort or ongoing […]

June 27. 2018.
Knife Sharpener

Sharpening Your Butcher Knife and Commercial Electric Knife with an Electric Knife Sharpener

As a professional chef, what do you value most in a knife? A blade that holds its edge? A knife designed for a specific purpose? Comfort after hours of use? You’re in good company with many of the top chefs who seek quality in their kitchen tools. But while knives, like your butcher knife and commercial electric knife, might be vital to your kitchen, having a quality knife sharpener is vital to the life of your knives.   Check out these quick tips to keep your knives sharp with an electric knife sharpener.   Professionals Need Proper Sharpening Tools An […]

May 26. 2018.
Kitchen Sharpening Stick

Which Sharpening Sticks are Right for Your Professional Kitchen?

Are dull knives the sore spot of your professional kitchen career? You’re not alone. Knives that are less than razor sharp are the bane of professional chefs everywhere. But luckily, there are many solutions on the market today to help you and your knives maintain your edge. Ceramic sharpening sticks and diamond sharpening sticks can transform your restaurant’s cutlery, and redefine the meaning of sharp.   How to choose the right sharpening sticks Sharpening sticks, also called honing rods, are a perfect way to quickly refine the edge on a dull blade. They are classified on the Moh scale of […]