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What is a Santoku knife best used for?Updated a year ago

Santoku is a Japanese word meaning 'three ways' and is used to describe the three cutting tasks that the knife is designed to do: slicing, dicing and mincing. The shape of the knife makes it brilliant for Western style cooking as the blade is flat, deep and powerful, which makes the knife really good for cutting up lots of heavy root vegetables, such as sweet potato, squashes, carrots and more. 

Global knives produce several variations of Santoku knives, including some fluted models. Santoku knives are also well combined with fluting which helps prevent these vegetables sticking to the knife blades when slicing through them due to the small air pocket created between the blade and the vegetable.

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