Essential Kitchen Knives and How to Use Them

Looking to buy new kitchen knives or wondering which ones you actually need? There are three essential kitchen knives that every chef should own: a chef’s knife, a serrated knife, and a paring knife.

In this video, we review the different types of kitchen knives and their uses. 

Some of our favorite brands include:

If you’re looking for an inexpensive set of three knives to just get started with your culinary journey, try out this set!

Once you know which essential kitchen knives you actually need, take a look at this video about the difference between forged versus stamped knives to help guide your purchasing decision.

Then head over to our recipe page to start slicing and dicing!

Want to take your knife skills to the next level? Take our online knife skills 101 course!

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  1. Knife and Carry

    I learned a lot! I love how you even included a video which made it much easier to understand. I really think it’s important for every chef to have a great kitchen knife. Any recommendations on where I could get the best ones?

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