The Essential Kitchen Knives Every Kitchen Needs

If you want to be a good cook, you need a good set of knives. And if you take care of them, you'll have them forever. You'll need to sharpen your knives and hone them often, clean them well, and store them safely. Most experts agree that there are only three knives that are crucial in your home kitchen: a chef's knife, a paring knife and a bread knife. If you only choose one, a chef's knife is the most important knife to have in your kitchen. We recommend buying knives individually, though there are nice starter sets of three that exist. Here's a rundown from the pros.

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