+
Cookware

Boning knife—Flex or Straight?

DCcook | Jan 30, 201203:07 AM     20

I'm interested in purchasing a boning knife, primarily to cut up chicken. I may, on occasion, be interested in using it to fillet fish but I probably buy a full chicken once every 1-2 weeks and buy a whole fish only a couple of times a year (though this may change).

My understanding is that a flexible boning knife is better for fish, and sometimes poultry, and a straight boning knife is better for heftier cuts of meat. But I've read comments and reviews indicating that some people prefer a flex boning knife for chicken while others like the control of a straight knife.

For those of you who use a boning knife for poultry, which type would you prefer or recommend?

I'm wondering whether I should go with the flex boning knife. I've been in a situation where it would have been nice to have a boning knife for filleting some fish. But perhaps even a straight boning knife would suffice for the occasional fish.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners
Guides

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners

by Greg Stegeman | The weather is getting nicer, Memorial Day is on the horizon, and summer is right around the corner...

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories
Guides

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories

by Jen Wheeler | If you're in the market for a new grill, grill brush, or basically any other BBQ tool, grill accessory...

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country
Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

by Greg Stegeman | Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of...

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?
Guides

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?

by Joey Skladany | As a self-proclaimed sauce connoisseur and fan of barbecue varieties specifically, I was more than...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.