One of the lesser-known cornerstones of adulthood is ridding your kitchen of dull, lifeless knives that can barely pierce a tomato. Of course, you'll want to replace them with blades fit for a pro. But where to start? To help you get slicing and dicing faster, we consulted real-life 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 knives chefs can't live without when they're cooking at home.
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