What to Know When Buying Kitchen Knives

Are you looking to buy a new chef knife for your kitchen? Still not sure about the factors you need to take into consideration? Then you’ve come to the right place. Because today, I will share with you 5 most important factors when it comes to buying great kitchen knives that last for a long time. So, let’s start.

The first important factor to keep in mind when choosing a new knife is the price. Yes, you might argue that other factors such as sharpness, construction, ease of use, etc. are more important. It’s true. But you need to set a clear budget first before going out there picking up anything. Because there are a lot of different products and brands on the market. And it might overwhelm you really fast if you don’t know how much should you spend first.

And my suggestion here is to spend about $100-$200 or more on important knives so they will perform better, last longer, and won’t need much maintenance. For example, you will need a good serrated bread knife if you want to cut the perfect slices of bread. That’s the same if you want to chop bones and thick slices of meat, you will need a decent meat cleaver that doesn’t break after just a few hits. For the other less important knives, you can be easier on the budget since you won’t be using them much for sure.

The next thing you need to keep in mind when buying a new knife is its construction. There are only 2 types of knife construction which are forged knives and stamped knives. Forged knives are often stronger and resist more to bending over time. If you are looking for a good carving knife or a decent set of steak knives, then I strongly recommend you go with forged blades. They will cost you more. But they will last much longer. On the other hand, a stamped knife is often cheaper. But they are not that high quality and tend to bend over time.

And finally, you need to keep sharpness in mind when choosing a new cutlery for your kitchen. Sharpness is important. Because a dull blade won’t help you that much. For example, if you want to decorate the fruits, or to de-vein the shrimps, you will need a brand new sharp paring knife. It will make your tasks a lot easier. And you will do it a lot faster as well. But be aware, that a sharp blade my cut you easily. So, always pay attention when cooking and cutting things in the kitchen.

Top 3 Electric Shower Problems You Should Know About

There are 3 common electric shower problems that you might face when you equip them for your bathroom. It is easier to make an educated buy, or fix a problem if you first know what to look for! Our findings do not represent all makes and models of electric shower, but we do see these faults the most.

Changes in Temperature of the Water

If your water is coming out cold that probably means that one or more of the elements have burned out or overheated for a time. If your elements overheat as a safety measure it will turn itself off. This is paired with making sure you have equal amounts coming from your heating elements. An electric shower can only heat so much water at a time, so make sure your value is turned so you get a steady stream to avoid hot and cold-water showers.

Why is the Water Coming From This Angle?

Every now and then a hose will get kinked in your shower causing pressure to build up. Then inside the heating element will reject the water and you will see water coming from the bottom of your shower. This is a good thing because that means your pressure release mechanism is working and putting water somewhere, where it can’t make too much of a mess. But can still be super frustrating, good thing each manufacturer has a procedure to easily fix this problem.

There is No Water Coming Out!

Not seeing or hearing any water when you turn your shower on is just as bad as a cold shower. The number one fault with electric showers is their solenoid valve, it can break at any time and that may mean you might be left with only half of your leg shaved. When the valve breaks water is no longer allowed into the shower and there you will stand.

We hope this article helps you choose the right shower for you. No fix is too big to fix, but sometimes getting a nice amount and temperature of the water with an electric shower can be difficult if you don’t know what you are doing!