I want this one to be helpful to all who stop by...
1. What is your favorite "go to" kitchen appliance?
2. What is the best dish you make with this device(s), and how do you use it?
I believe this will help us all understand the kitchen gadgets we have, but don't use much- better!
Me first, to show you the nature of the questions...
1. Knives. I have a full set of Wusthof cutlery (22 knives!) two hardwood knife holders, three stage electric sharpener, ceramic sharpener, hone stones, and Butcher's steel.. anyone interested in cooking should buy, and continue to add to a good quality set of knives. I chose this brand because I sold specialty steels for over 30 years..It is a stainless blend, with lower carbon content than 440C- more easily sharpened to a better edge.
2. As I picked knives, I think they do their best work coarse chopping what a blender or food processor can do quicker and easier.. Sometimes less is more..my pesto is hand chopped for definition of ingredients, and for a unique flavor and texture.
I have many devices in my kitchen, and use most of them often, but a good set of knives are great to have, and a wonderful gift for Christmas- to your favorite cook!