Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

Five on Friday: 5 Uses for Andrew Zimmern's Clever Cleaver

Five on Friday: 5 Uses for Andrew Zimmern's Clever Cleaver

Ok, so you can't use Andrew Zimmern's cleaver-style Shiwu Chef's knife to core a tomato, but I took it for a spin in the Test Kitchen and found myself reaching for the sturdy (and rather handsome) instrument far more than I expected. And the price is right—at 60 bucks, this versatile blade is worth adding to your arsenal.

Eating healthy should still be delicious.

Sign up for our daily newsletter for more great articles and tasty, healthy recipes.

Use it to…1. Smash garlic: That heavy, flat face is perfect for pounding garlic cloves. Then, just flip and chop if minced is what you're after.

2. Shred cabbage or lettuce: The wide face and long blade make thinly slicing whole heads a breeze.

3. Hassleback potatoes: The thin straight blade takes the "hassle" out of one of our favorite techniques.

4. Hack up a chicken: The original use for a cleaver, this weighty (but not so much that it's cumbersome) knife cuts through the tough stuff.

5. Move food: Slide chopped food onto the flat side of the blade to transfer it easily from the cutting board to a pan or bowl.


Watch the video: Our Equipment Review of Meat Cleavers (December 2021).