There are enough kitchen gadgets to fill entire stores. But ask a chef for advice and they will likely tell you their essential tool is a good knife. In the kitchen, a knife is as important as one’s fingers as they are an extension of a chef’s hand. Your ambitions may not include being a professional chef; however, having the right tools and know-how to use them is a great skill when it comes to efficiency in your kitchen.
There are wide array of knives. What ones do you really need?
Beyond this list, there are specialty knives such as cleavers and fillet knives.
Here are a couple tips for you:
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Source: The Professional Chef, the Culinary Institute of America, Chapter 5.