See the latest episode of Good Eats, American Slicer.
I've "gone wrong" following many of Alton's recipes. I appreciate his knowledge of the hardware, but have tried many of his recipes with disastrous results. The most infamous was my "fudge soup" which never congealed after one hour of boiling!...So, you watch Good Eats? I love that show because it's science and food, how can you go wrong?
Spyderco has a great little page that talks about the advantages of serrated blades in the Edge-u-cation section, here. They also make some of the finest knives IMHO.
If you like the science behind cooking you might enjoy this cookbook and also this baking book, both by the authors of Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen. They talk about the science behind almost all of the recipes. I find the baking book fascinating. The recipes are easy to follow as well, I have yet to have one go south on me.So, you watch Good Eats? I love that show because it's science and food, how can you go wrong.
I have an 8" and a 10" chef's knife at home in the block. I use both but am developing a preference for the straight blade. I find the edge on the straight is sharper and I can make a much cleaner cut, especially on raw meat. Take a close look at most professional chef's blades, all straight. On the other hand, cooked meats seem to cut easier with all the teeth on a serrated blade.Yea Derek, as tempting as it is, I don't think I could spend $100 on a tool that won't strip 16 gauge. My Leatherman Blast is still treating me nicely.
Can someone tell me the advantages of a serrated knife verses a straight edge knife?
So, you watch Good Eats? I love that show because it's science and food, how can you go wrong.
Tivo is a tad pricey.
Just have to report that I drive past the SOG factory on my way from the theater to pick up the kids at the Grandparent's house. They have an outlet store inside the front doors in that picture. Sometimes there are great deals... this thread has me thinking I may need to make a stop one of these days, I haven't been in a while. My wife's birthday is coming up in a few weeks... maybe she needs a new multi tool?
As a knife junkie I have to disagree. A serrated blade gives you more surface area, and a lot more jagged areas or points of penetration to get through something quick. I find serrated to be great for stripping back cable and is primarily used for rescue type work as you can obliterate anything fibrous, such as a harness, clothing etc. Also notable is that they are recommended for self-defense...for some reasons stated above