Last week, we asked you to submit your best Dry-Rub Barbecue Recipe. We have decided to extend this competition, giving you an extra week to submit! We challenge you to submit your best Dry-Rub Barbecue recipe to us via Facebook message or Instagram DM, for a chance to win our Myron Mixon Pitmaster grill tool, and the chance to be featured on the blog next week!

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 Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool

For more product information, click here.

Now that that we’ve started revving up the barbecue, let’s revisit how to properly handle a knife, so that when BBQ season comes around you’ll have all the tools in the shed to be successful. Proper knife skills are worth revisiting! In this installment of the blog, we’ll discuss how to properly hold a knife, and the best way to chop your vegetables.

How to Properly Hold a Knife:

Utilize your thumb and pointer finger. Place your thumb on one side, and your pointer finger on the other side. Wrap your hand around, it should be on top of the handle. Give the handle a good pinch to secure it in place. The pinched grip is important! It will give you more control over the knife.

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Proper way to hold knife

Check out the video below for a short tutorial:

How to Hold a Knife Properly 

Next, you’ll want to make sure that your knife is nice and sharp. We recommend our new Fast Edge II Knife Sharpener & Hone with Auto Adjusting Inserts to keep your knives up to the task.

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 Originally $24.99, it’s now on SALE for only $12.99 and shipping is free! 

Click the link here to grab yours.

For a tutorial on how to use your new sharpener, watch the video below.

Now that you have total control over the knife, let’s go over how to use it on some vegetables! With this technique, you’ll find that you have the perfect chop every time.


How to Properly Chop Your Vegetables:

A great technique is the “rock and chop” method. Roll your the fingers of the opposite hand back, and create a gentle rocking motion with the hand holding the blade. Once you get this motion down, introduce a small piece of food and test it out. Make sure you watch what you’re doing! To see what we mean with this technique, watch our brief tutorial below.

Properly Chop Your Vegetables!

That’s a wrap! If you have any questions about how to use your knife, we’re always available to talk through Facebook and Instagram. Make sure you keep us posted on how it’s going, and don’t forget to submit your recipes to enter our contest!

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Upcoming Events:

April 21st: This weekend, Ergo Chef will be providing our 15” Grill DUO Tongs to band members of bigtime rock bands. Our knife sharpening Expert Darren “Deezel” Nehez will be at the concerts and enjoying the event.

Click here to check this event out.

Click here to check out the tongs!


May 5th: Harbor Beach Can2Can fishing Tournament in Washington Township, Michigan. We are sponsoring this event, and can’t wait. Teams will get Ergo Chef edge guards and winners will receive our Forged 7.5” Pro-Series Fillet knives.

Click here to check out their website!

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May 5th & 6th: Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Event –  Come and see a few
teams we sponsor compete! Ribs Within and Back Draft Bar-B-Q will be cooking up a storm.

Click here to check out their website!


TBA: Cooking Event at the Lion’s Paw in Fairfield, CT!

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