Do You “Santoku”?

No, we’re not talking about those puzzles with the little squares and numbers; we’re talking about one amazing kitchen knife.  If you haven’t discovered the ease and versatility of this remarkable knife, allow us to enlighten you to the reasons Kyocera’s Santoku knife is a consistent best seller.  You may learn to love your Santoku so much, it will become your new go-to kitchen knife.

If you’re not familiar with the Santoku, it’s a cross between a chef’s knife and a cleaver—only smaller and less intimidating.  The knife is designed to be comfortable and lightweight with a balanced grip, making it a great choice for lengthy cutting projects.  It features a wide blade with a curved cutting edge.  Many Santoku knives also have large dimples across the blade to prevent foods from sticking, but thanks to Kyocera’s nonstick, advanced ceramics technology, food slides right off our dimple-free Santokus.

“Santoku” means “three virtues” in Japanese, but we think it has more than just three!  We’ve already mentioned the Santoku is lightweight and easy to use, but its curved blade truly sets it apart.  The blade’s shape makes slicing, chopping, dicing, and mincing a breeze.  The curved cutting edge and pointed tip are also ideal for making tricky downward slices, like that first cut into tomatoes and other spherical foods.  No more knife slippage or starting the cut with your knife tip!  The Santoku’s narrow spine creates precision thin cuts, which makes the knife a good choice for slicing boneless meats.  As an added bonus, the Santoku’s wide blade can easily crush garlic or scoop foods off the cutting board for transfer to a pot or pan.

To effortlessly slice everything from onions to oranges and potatoes to tomatoes—even cheese—every kitchen should have at least one quality Santoku knife.  Kyocera offers a Santoku to suit every kitchen, from our popular Revolution Series, to our elegant Classic Series, to our stunning Damascus Series.  There’s even our special edition pink Santoku, where $5 of each knife sold is donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

How do you “Santoku”?  We’d love to hear your stories!

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