Proper Care and Cleaning for High Quality Rolls and Cases

CCI provides many high quality professional knife cases, rolls and blocks that require quality care and cleaning. By providing your preferred method of storage with proper care; they should last a long time and then some! Take a look below for some tips! Washing: It is best to wipe up spills and remove marks on…

Sushi Knives

Sushi is delicious, really delicious. Like really delicious, but many don’t understand the time and attention to detail required when preparing it. There are many steps to making a correct sushi roll, from cutting vegetables, filleting fish, and then finally cutting the sushi roll. A Sushi knife is designed to be versatile and used in…

What Sets CCI Products Apart From Other Brands

CCI takes pride in our material quality and rigorous manufacturing process to create professional high quality tools for chefs, students and the everyday chef. In fact, CCI is one of the few brands that are permitted to say that our raw products are “Made in Solingen”. Solingen Germany is the steel manufacturing capital of the…

How to Use a Pastry Bag

Do you ever find yourself puzzled when a recipe calls for a pastry bag?  You have a pastry bag in one hand and dozens of piping tips on the table and no clue how to put 2 and 2 together. Most times you push the tips back into the drawer and switch to your trusted…

Proper Care and Cleaning of High Quality Knives

CCI makes high quality professional knives that require quality care and cleaning. By providing your knives with proper care; your knives should last a life time and then some! Take a look below for some tips! Washing: Carefully wash knives, by hand, immediately after use. Wash with mild dishwashing detergent, warm water and a cloth….

Pairing with Beer for National Beer Lovers Day!

Pairing with food is thought to be associated with wine, but the versatility of beer cannot be overlooked! In fact, a great tasting beer can bring out many flavours that a dish may include. It’s National Beer Lovers Day so let’s celebrate accordingly and look at a handy guide to arranging your perfect match! Lager…

How do I keep my knives sharp?

This question is asked more frequently than you think. How do I keep my knives sharp? and what is the correct way to sharpen them? It’s only natural that all knives will eventually lose their original edge. High quality professional knives are an investment for a life time and should therefore be treated with extra…

Which Knife to Use: Small Intricate Cuts

Why are there so many different styles of knives available? Do we really need access to all of these great knives? Well I guess it isn’t exactly required to have so many knives on hand, but having the right tools can make the entire process much more fun, easier and faster! Recently we took a…

Do’s and Don’ts of Knife Safety!

Cuts and lacerations are some of the most common injuries reported in restaurants and kitchen. These types of injuries can be reduced by implementing some simple strategies. Nobody likes a side of fingers with their salad! Strategies when not handling a knife. • After using a knife, clean it immediately and put it away •…

6 Signs you Need a New Knife

A professional high quality chefs knife has the potential to last a life time (if it is well maintained). A dull knife can be sharpened and a blemish can be fixed to be almost new, but sometimes it may be time to retire the knife and invest in some high quality knives! Bent blade Broken…

3 of the Worst Mistakes People Make with Their Kitchen Knives

Any good chef in the culinary industry will tell you that their knives are the most important tools of their craft. Everyone will make mistakes with their knives at some point along the way, but if you are really not sure about how to care for your knives you could drastically reduce their lifespan! From…

Three Chopping Methods for the Everyday Chef!

Proper knife chopping methods can be lifesaving! Okay, maybe not “lifesaving”, but I think it’s safe to say that proper knife chopping methods can be finger saving and time saving! Below in this blog I will outline the three most basic chopping methods that are widely used by some of the most experienced chef’s in…