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23 Produce-Chopping Tips Every Home Chef Needs To Know

These are some really fine hacks.

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2. Curl your fingers when chopping to protect them from injury.

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You're less likely to cut your fingers. If you're still worried, you can buy a pair of cut-resistant gloves for $12.

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4. For inspiration, just watch these Japanese cutting techniques.

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Of course, in order to chop so quickly and so delicately, you need a high-quality knife. For starters, you can get a pricier one for $50 or a cheaper one for $20. Both are excellent knives, with a slight difference in weight and sharpness.

If you want to learn more Japanese cutting techniques (how they achieve such beautifully thin slices), try mastering these types of cuts.

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