When you’re cooking, one of the most important kitchen tools at your disposal is a knife. They’re used for chopping, slicing, crushing, and dividing most of the ingredients you’ll make in a meal. Knives you buy from the store might be fine when you only cook a few days a week. But with the transition to staying at home and cooking 3 meals a day, you might find that your current set of knives just isn’t cutting it. Not sure where to start? We’re going to show you some of the most popular knives among professionals, and explain why they believe it’s worth the investment. However, we know that not everyone has the budget to pay for a professional knife. So we’ve thrown in a few affordable options for you to consider.
When you’re getting ready to be an amateur set, you need at least 3 knives in your collection; A chef, pairing, and serrated knife. In his Masterclass videos, Gordon Ramsay uses J. Henckels knives, because they’re one of his favorite brands. So if you want to be just like him, consider buying a starter kit. These are the types of knives where you may keep them for the rest of your lives, and sharpening them when they go dull. The only thing missing from this set is a serrated knife, but don’t worry. We’ll give you some other suggestions later in the list to help complete your collection.