This image shows a variety of kitchen knives. (Katie Workman/via AP)
This July 2022 image shows a variety of kitchen knives. Many professionals will say you can perform virtually any kitchen task skillfully with either a chef’s knife or a paring knife. Adding other knives to your arsenal is appealing and can be useful but isn't strictly necessary. (Katie Workman via AP)
There is likely no kitchen tool purchase as important as your cooking knives. And it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the variety of styles, prices, sizes and materials.