What are the most important kitchen knives?
For those seeking an efficient toolkit with limited space and budget, it is recommended to possess a Chef's knife, a Paring Knife, and a Serrated Knife. These three types of knives can cover a broad range of food preparation tasks, from dicing onions to peeling potatoes, and even carving through tough meats, French loaves, and stubborn tomatoes.
For more specialized tasks, such as carving, boning, and filleting, a knife block collection may be the more comprehensive option, as it provides a knife for every food group and is often equipped with a sharpening steel. Alternatively, some home cooks may opt for a high-end knife that can perform all tasks, such as the Santoku.