If you have to invest in one good kitchen tool, I vote you invest in a nice serrated knife. A serrated knife makes cutting much easier than a non-serrated knife. Think about a tomato…the skin isn’t tough but how many times have you squashed a perfect tomato with a plain knife? Now, try cutting the tomato with a serrated knife. It cuts through the skin perfectly! Until this past Christmas, I used a Kuhn Rikon serrated paring knife from Sur la Table every day. This knife only retails for about $12, so even the inexperienced chef doesn’t have to spend a fortune on an amazing knife that cuts well.
But, if you do have the luxury to spend money on knives, I suggest buying Cutco knives. These were one of my Christmas gifts and I am obsessed with them!
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