A high-quality knife; there’s so much to say about it. Before I became serious about my cooking, I didn’t understand the difference a really good knife could make. They stay sharper longer and when cutting through meat, even tougher meats, it’s like slicing through warm butter. That said, we all have our budgets, and even the inexpensive knives will cut reasonably well for their first few months.

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For a quick comparison: I have a few Zwilling Professional and Wusthoff knives that I’ve had for over 20 years.  I sharpen them occasionally and they still cut like a dream.  On the other hand, I purchased several sets of low to mid-range knives that I had to throw out after a year – they wouldn’t sharpen and a few actually broke because of poor quality steel. 

My most favorite knife is the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional 5.5” Santoku Knife.  I use it for practically everything – except paring.

Zwilling Santoku Pro 5.5" Knife
Zwilling Santoku Pro 5.5″ Knife

Paring Knives

J.A. Henckels 3" Paring Knife
J.A. Henckels 3″ Paring Knife

Chef Knife

Zwillig Pro S 8" Chef Knife
Zwillig Pro S 8″ Chef Knife

Bread Knife

Zwillig Pro S 8" Bread Knife
Zwillig Pro S 8″ Bread Knife

Felet Knife

Wusthof Classic Ikon 7" Filet Knife
Wusthof Classic Ikon 7″ Filet Knife

Cutting Boards

Good cutting boards will save your kitchen counters and make clean up a breeze. I recommend plastic cutting boards for meats, and either wood or plastic cutting boards for vegetables. I would strongly advise against cutting raw meats on a wood cutting board as they are difficult to disinfect and could contaminate your fresh veggies.

Cheese Slicer

Having a good cheese slicer makes life easier.  As I’m sure you’ve learned, grass-fed cheese comes in blocks, and rarely slices.  So, to be able to make perfect slices of cheese is a dream!

Boska Stainless Steel Cheese Slicer
Boska Stainless Steel Cheese Slicer