#1 Chef’s Knife
A chef’s knife is an absolute essential when it comes to equipping your kitchen. Do yourself a favor and spend a little extra. Conventional wisdom says you need to spend a few hundred dollars for a proper chef’s knife, but anything in the $100-$200 range should suffice. There are tons of factors to consider, but look for one that’s around 8” and made with high carbon steel. If you check those two boxes all you need to do is ensure you like the way it feels. After all, you’ll be the one using it.