Knife Tips: Proper Knife GripDecember 16, 2014
Lets get back to basics and talk about an essential – proper knife grip!
Correct knife grip is fundamental to being able to chop, dice, mince, and peel like a pro. Once you feel confident in your knife skills, you’ll be able to prep your food with even more efficiency, allowing you to spend that much more time savoring your HelloFresh meal!
Many people make the mistake of placing their index finger on top of the knife to stabilize (see image below), but this actually makes your grip less stable! No worries, if you fall into this camp – that’s what we’re here for!
Instead, you’ll want to wrap your index finger fully around the blade (see below), so that your thumb and forefinger do most of the gripping – similar to holding a pencil. The rest of your hand will naturally curl around the knife’s handle once you have this proper grip in place!
Try out this new technique next week when you’re dicing the zucchini and carrot in our Pumpkin Hasbrown with Pesto Vegetables recipe or chopping tomatoes for our Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad. It might take a few tries to get used to, but practice makes perfect! Once you’ve got the grip down, you’re well on your way to cooking with ease and efficiency!