If you can upgrade just one piece of kitchen equipment, most pros will tell you to invest in a good knife. The best kitchen knives on the market can make all the difference, allowing you to prep faster and more precisely. But where to start? To help you get slicing and dicing faster, we consulted some of the world's best chefs to find out what knives they use at home. They recommended a boatload of beautiful everyday blades that work for all kinds of kitchen tasks – from slicing meat and dicing veggies to crushing garlic and filleting fish. Plus, you might find something you never knew you needed, like a cleaver (it's not as scary as it sounds, we promise). Take a closer look at the best kitchen knives chefs can't live without when they're cooking at home.
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