Why should you buy a serrated knife? They’re especially good for tomatoes.

The best equipment does not always have to be expensive. If you are slicing tomatoes, with the exception of cherry tomatoes, a serrated paring knife is really useful. If you usually use an ordinary knife you will be happily surprised by how much easier it is to use. The serrated knife doesn’t slip off like an ordinary one does. It’s also good for cutting out the core of the tomato. The Kuhn tomato knife is currently only about £6 and comes in a range of bright colours, so you’ll be able to find it easily amongst your other knives.

This sort of serrated knife is useful for all kinds of other fruit and vegetables where the knife can tend to ‘slip off’ the slippery, tight skin. Grapes, gooseberries, and cherries are good examples. It’s also helpful for very thinly slicing lemons and limes, and for cutting sausages.

For a quick way of peeling tomatoes go to this post.

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