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Article written by Annabelle from Seriously Smoked
How to Clean a Sharpening Stone
Is your sharpening stone always getting clogged and not working optimally? Then chances are you are not cleaning it regularly or not cleaning it with the right methods.
For instance, you need honing oil to get rid of any metal fillings on the stone. If your stone is already aging, you can bring it back to optimal functioning by using WD-40 and steel wool to get rid of dirt and oil. It is important you flatten your stone not less than every 10 sharpening sessions, ...
Are you working full-time in a kitchen and need a handy way to store and transport your knives? Maybe you just want to have a portable kit in case of a family BBQ. Regardless of the reason, then a knife roll is a great choice. This handy storage tool safely and securely keeps your knives in one place until you need to use them. Most chefs swear by them.
Type of Knife Bags
When it comes to your knives, there's more than one type of bar or roll available. Each option has its own pros and cons. Although you can look through ...
Mike StaibKnife bags / Roll for storage & transportation
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A study by Perry Group International revealed that most restaurants go out of business during their first year of operation, and 70 percent of those that make it past the first year close down in the next 3 to 5 years. Experiencing a cash crunch is one of the main reasons why restaurants struggle to stay afloat. Running a restaurant is not all about preparing food that taste great, there are a lot of expenses that need to be covered for the business to stay afloat. If your restaurant is experiencing a cash crunch, it's crucial to take ...
Mike StaibWays to Deal With A Cash Crunch In Your Restaurant
TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHEF KNIVES SHARP - Knife sharpening and maintenance
Keeping your knives sharp is one of the most important rules in a kitchen. It not only makes food preparation faster and cleaner but far safer than using a dull knife. Using a dull knife requires more pressure therefore it can cause quite a mess if it slips.
A sharp knife is less likely to slip and cause a bloody mess. In the event that you actually cut yourself by accident, it will be less painful and heal faster than if you were using a dull knife. Knife skills are ...
Mike StaibTips for knife sharpening and maintenance
Every Working Kitchen Needs Ergonomic Design and Ample Work Space
As many as 36% of carpal tunnel cases require long-term, ongoing care, according to a CDC study. Among the most common occupations that lead to this kind of overuse condition are Chefs and cafeteria workers. Even for the home chef, repetitive motions and other stressors can lead to problems down the road. An ergonomic kitchen design & work space, however, can do a lot to help. With the right tools, and possibly a kitchen re-design, you can use ergonomics to reduce the risk of overuse injuries as well as other kitchen dangers.
Create Space To ...
Picking meat out of a lobster is an art. You want to make sure that you get as much of that delicious, sweet, succulent meat out of the shell as possible. It is also imperative to remove the flesh without getting it mixed up with little bits of the shell, which are not only sharp, but indigestible. There are several different knife techniques and scissor use at play, but with a little practice you can become an expert in no time.
Taking out the claw meat
To remove the claws, first you will need to twist the legs sharply at the base. You ...
Mike StaibTips on How to Remove Meat and Grill a Lobster!
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Keeping Kids Safe Around Kitchen Knives
Knives are rated to be among the most common kitchen hazards, with more than 3.4 million children experiencing an unintentional household injury every year. It's important to discuss and practice proper kitchen safety with your children, especially if you're a fan of high-quality kitchen knives. Learning how to care for and use your knives and other kitchen utensils are only parts of being a great cook. Properly and securely storing them away so that they are out of reach of small hands, is one of the most ...
Preparing food is not supposed to be torturous, regardless of whether you are preparing fine cuisine in a 5-star restaurant or cooking a meal for your friends and family in the comfort of your own kitchen. Unfortunately, poorly designed kitchen tools often result in unnatural twisting, bending, and grasping of the hands which could result in painful tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, the latter affecting between 4 and 10 million Americans according to the American College of Rheumatology. Thankfully an increasing number of designers have started paying attention to ergonomics which is enabling them to create striking and functional tools ...
As King of the Barbecue, Dad deserves a great Father's Day gift. If you're a little behind this year, don't fret. We've got you covered with a few great ideas, and a few great sales (just don't let him see this blog post).
For the King of the Barbecue
Is your Dad truly the king of the grill? Known amongst friends, family, and the like as the one who can whip up a perfect steak under any circumstance? If this sounds like your Dad, we recommend the 4 Piece Myron Mixon Pitmaster BBQ Kit. This kit includes:
Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool
Red Edge Guard ...
It's officially June! The temperature is on the rise and everyone is getting ready for summer, between uncovering their pool to making sure they are bathing suit ready. And what better to help you get that bathing suit figure than a healthy, refreshing smoothie??
Smoothies are great way to get in those extra nutrients while also giving yourself a treat. But, it could get expensive running out to your local juice bar or health food café every time you have a hankering for one. You also run the risk of maybe not knowing what exactly is in that smoothie you are ...