Recommended Tools and Equipment

Chef’s Knife

  • 8-inch blade
  • high-carbon stainless steel
  • molded plastic handle
  • substantial but lightweight
  • comfortable grip
  • Try before you buy — what’s comfortable for me may not be best for you

Wusthof Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife

Global 8-inch Chef’s Knife

J.A. Henckels 8-inch Chef’s Knife

Paring Knife

  • 3-4 inch blade
  • comfortable grip

Wusthof Classic 3.5-inch Paring Knife

Global 3-inch Paring Knife

J.A. Henckels 4-inch Paring Knife

Serrated Knife

  • 8-12 inch blade

Wusthof Gourmet 8-inch Serrated Bread Knife

Sharpening Steel

Wusthof 10-inch Sharpening Steel

Cutting Board

  • I prefer plastic
  • The bigger the better — at least 15″x20″
  • dishwasher safe
  • You want it to have some weight so it stays on your counter and doesn’t scoot around

OXO Good Grips Cutting and Carving Board – 15″x21″

Bench Scraper

OXO Good Grips Multi-Purpose Stainless Steel Scraper and Chopper


Microplane 46220 Premium Zester/Grater



Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Perfect Peeler


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