Zester and channel knife

Do you know the use of a zester and channel knife? The channel knife is a used to cut a twist from a citrus fruit. The cut of zest fruit is usually expressed over a drink, rubbed along the rim of the glass, or dropped in as a garnish.

The channel knife is in fact a small kitchen utensil that is used to dig stripes in vegetables and fruit to decorate dishes. As for the zester, it is equipped with a sharp stainless steel blade and it is used to make finer zests than the channel knife from all citrus fruits and vegetables such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, beets among others.

In order to adapt to all stoves and cooks, this kitchen accessories exist in left-handed or right-handed versions as well. In chefs' kitchens, you will find that they all have a zester and a channel knife among their kitchen utensils to help them make their recipes look good.

The use of the zester and channel knife is so easy !

The use of the channel knife, a practical cooking tool is very simple : You hold the fruit or vegetable in your hand and with the zester you dig the citrus fruit without making too much effort in the vertical direction to make fine and regular zests that will serve to decorate a dessert, a dish or an appetizer.

Candied orange zest is an easy recipe that can be served as a confectionery and decoration at the same time.

To make this recipe, you need an orange that has already been washed and with the help of the zester you will quickly remove the zest evenly. You will be surprised by the fineness of the cut. This kitchen utensil will save you from wasting time peeling the orange and using a cutting board and a kitchen knife to make thin slices by hand. The zests should then be blanched in a saucepan and left to drain. Then you need to add sugar and a little water and cook over low heat until the preparation turns into a syrup. You can use this preparation to accompany a dessert for example: in a round or square bowl slightly hollow, place the candied orange zest in the bottom and place a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream and a few mint leaves on top to bring freshness to your dessert.

The above recipe is not only very simple to make but also it serves as a nice presentation which is certainly succulent. The candied peel can accompany many desserts and dishes: orange chocolate mousse, orange almond cake, beetroot salad with orange peel and sesame seeds, orange muffins, orange vegetable verrine and many others.

AZ Boutique offers professional high quality zester and channel knives

In the kitchen category at AZ Boutique, you will find zesters and channel knives of the Paderno brand that can be used by amateurs as well as professionals. With these kitchen accessories, you will develop an even more creative kitchen to delight your loved ones on special occasions.  To decorate your cakes or desserts or to present a beautiful salad, this kitchen tool will be indispensable to you.

In order to make working with fruits and vegetables even more pleasant, AZ Boutique offers the following kitchen tools: peeler, vegetable cutter, sharpener, fine grater, cheese grater, trays, food-processor, blender, strainers, kitchen scissors, spiral slicer, spatula, cooking tools, knife block, platters, cheese slicer, mandoline slicer, lemon and limes graters, chopper, paring knife, mandolin, salad spinner, pitter, peeler, nutcracker, vegetable grater and pestle among others. As far as accessories for the preparation of your recipes are concerned, you will find: bowls, pans, stewpot, ladle, cake moulds in silicone or non-stick metal, thermometers, non-slip kitchenware, kitchen scales and many other items.

Zester and channel life : synonymous to innovation in the kitchen !

Once you use the zester or the channel knife, you don't go back !

Its efficiency is surprising in order to bring a touch of originality and finesse to your culinary preparations for the gustatory and visual pleasure.

You will be able to use your sense of creativity and innovation anytime thanks to those practical tools : whether a sweet or savoury recipe, your citrus zests or vegetable strips will definitely be highly appreciated by your guests!

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