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The kitchen tools every home cook needs

Espresso Logo By Jesse Roddy of Espresso | Slide 2 of 23: The crown jewel of any chef’s collection, a well-made, sharp 20-centimetre (eight-inch) knife is arguably the most essential tool in any kitchen. If you’ve never fussed about knives before, getting your hands on a proper one is like stepping behind the wheel of a Ferrari after a lifetime of pushcart driving. Since this is a surprisingly personal decision, think of it like choosing a mate and make sure to test out several high-quality knives before selecting the one you’re going to spend the rest of your life with.

Chef’s knife

The crown jewel of any chef’s collection, a well-made, sharp 20-centimetre (eight-inch) knife is arguably the most essential tool in any kitchen. If you’ve never fussed about knives before, getting your hands on a proper one is like stepping behind the wheel of a Ferrari after a lifetime of pushcart driving. Since this is a surprisingly personal decision, think of it like choosing a mate and make sure to test out several high-quality knives before selecting the one you’re going to spend the rest of your life with.

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