What Kind of Kitchen Knife Block Set Should I Buy?

Henckels Four Star 11 pc Knife Block Set
Henckels Four Star 11 pc Knife Block Set

Picking a knife set isn’t complicated. The smaller sets mostly include knives that are essential for every kitchen. As the sets get bigger, they begin to include more and more knifes that are designed for very specific purposes.

Which foods do you eat most often? To pick the block set that will perfectly fit your needs, just look to your food. Every food that you prepare regularly should affect your decision. In this blog I’ll give some examples of types of knives that you should look for in a set based on the particular foods for which they are designed. [Read more…]

Chef’s Knives vs. Santoku Knives!

Wusthof Classic 8 inch Chef's Knife
Wusthof Classic 8 inch Chef’s Knife

I hear this question all the time from our customers – what is the difference between a chef’s knife and a santoku knife? Why would someone want one vs. the other? In this blog, I’ll lay out the basic functional differences between the shape of the chef’s knife and the shape of the santoku knife and try to help you decide which one is right for you. [Read more…]

How Do I Keep My Kitchen Knives Sharp for Longer?

When you invest in a high-quality kitchen knife, you want it to last for a long time. Most of the brands we carry at MetroKitchen.com come with lifetime warranties, but every kitchen knife still requires a little regular maintenance to keep its blade sharp and useful. After all, you can’t slice vegetables with a butter knife. In this blog I’ll lay out a few of the easy and simple ways that you can ensure that your cutlery stays sharp for longer.

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John Boos Cutting Boards Guide

John Boos Kitchen Furniture
John Boos Cutting Boards & Butcher Block Tables

John Boos cutting boards and butcher blocks come in a variety of shapes and styles. Between all of their styles and series of cutting boards, there are some differences that make certain ones better for your particular needs. In this blog I’ll review each series of cutting boards and explain their general characteristics and which type of kitchen each one is good for.

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Free Shipping on the BEST Deals as Low as $14.95 are Available Now!

Have you seen this week’s sale with free shipping on every item and top brands as low as $14.95 at MetroKitchen.com? If you haven’t, be sure to take a look! We collected the best new deals at up to 75% off your favorite brands such as All-Clad, Henckels, Wusthof, Swiss Diamond, Calphalon, CIA, and more. Not only that, but we’re also offering FREE SHIPPING on EVERY ITEM* only until midnight on Thursday, January 23! Read on to see some of the best deals available right now! [Read more…]

Staub Cast Iron Skillets and George’s Perfectly Easy Pancake Recipe

Here at MetroKitchen we started carrying a bunch of Staub enameled cast iron skillets and frying pans recently.  Made in France, these high-quality Staub frying pans are made from enameled cast iron and have a lifetime warranty. Since I’ve been using one at home on the weekends with great success, I decided to share my recipe for making pancakes from scratch. Read on below for the recipe and more info about these great fry pans from Staub!

Staub Enameled Cast Iron Frying Pan
Staub Cast Iron Skillet

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