There is a knife for every purpose in the kitchen. This can be overwhelming for the culinary-challenged like myself. Without ever attempting to become a Master Chef, cooking is a basic necessity and all we need is a reliable knife to perform the daily chores. We are not suggesting a separate knife for each purpose. It is recommended that you use different knives during preparation for hygiene purposes. For instance the knife used for raw meat, poultry and fish will not be used for vegetables & fruits. Always use separate utensils and cutlery for handling cooked and raw food. This applies for all your cutting boards. Here's our recommendation on the 3 essential knives to start in your kitchen.
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