The knife blade can be used to chop raw and cooked meat, cooked eggs, vegetables, nuts, pâtés and dips and to also make crumbs from bread and biscuits. Always hold the knife blade by the finger grip at the top, away from the cutting edge, both when handling and cleaning. Take care not to over process when using the knife blade. Use the dough kneaders in the mixing bowl to make bread and the whisk for eggs and lighter ingredients. The knife blade is also the best tool for cake making with most models, although please refer to your instructions for individual model information. Don't use the knife blade to chop ice cubes or other hard foods, such as spices, as these may damage the tool.