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Generic Cleavers Reviews


Generic Chinese Cleaver


Pros: Sharp, durable, cuts firm material easily

Cons: Heavy weight

Some years ago I was at a cooking demonstration by the chef from an upscale Chinese restaurant. He talked as he sliced and diced and julienned, moving his fancy 10" chef’s knife without any apparent effort through a heap of vegetables, making little piles of perfectly uniform pieces. He told how, when he was just starting out after culinary school, he got a job in the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant. One of the other chefs was an older Chinese man. He watched the younger man as they sliced, diced, and julienned together. The older chef was both faster and more precise. He pointed at the younger’s fancy—and very expensive—knife and lifted his own in the air. It was a simple Chinese...
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