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Sharpen Up: A Guide to Buying Kitchen Knives

You can’t be a great chef without the right tools and the most important of those tools is a good set of knives. Knives are vital, when you find the right ones you’ll suddenly find cooking is easier: chopping onions doesn't make you cry, slicing through steaks is easier than slicing through butter, and you'll be able to cut through bread and tomatoes without ripping them both to shreds.

Related: Knife Skills 101: How to Avoid Losing a Finger 

But how do you buy the right ones? Do you need a serrated knife? What about a pairing knife? Ceramic or high carbon steel? Is there even a difference? Yes! So before you throw that knife block into your cart, read on for tips from Rachel Sherwood of Impressions Food Styling and chef Mark Estee of Camporeno on how to find and buy the right kitchen knives.

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