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10 Ways Better Appliances Lead to Better Cooking

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Good Knives Change Everything

Good knives offer precision, ease and greater safety.
Good knives offer precision, ease and greater safety.
Photo courtesy of USA blog

Who doesn't love eating a good stew? It's hearty, tasty and hot -- perfect for a winter's evening.

Who doesn't love making a good stew? Anyone who doesn't have good knives, probably. Knives are about the most important cooking appliance out there (chefs all bring their own wherever they go -- at least on "Top Chef"). They slice, chop, filet and mince with precision and ease, making food both look and taste better. They're also safer and more comfortable.

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They don't come cheap, though. Fine, well-designed cutlery, often made of high-carbon steel or ceramic, can be expensive, in the area of $100 or $200 for a single knife to start. But most cooking pros will tell you it's worth it. You don't need a whole set. One or two good go-to knives (including a chef's knife) is enough for most home cooks. If you hardly ever de-bone fish, for instance, the boning knife might be the place to go cheap (stainless steel, usually).

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