In your kitchen is where all the meals are prepared, from breakfast, lunch & dinners, and late night snacks, and well…everything in between. To be a solid home cook, it takes practice, lots of slicing, dicing, chopping, mixing, stirring, sautéing, poaching, roasting, baking, grilling.. it takes time.
I strongly suggest you get the right knives that fit your hands correctly. Go to a restaurant supply shop to get your knives, professional quality knives are the best because it is made to withstand abuse, and it is generally made better. Here's one brand you should look into that is not very expensive, and they do come in sets, look online and find a good deal.
Forshner Victorninox Swiss Brand.
Victorinox Swiss Classic 8" Chef's Knife $26.00
THIS KNIFE IS YOUR EVERY DAY KNIFE, THE PRICE IS PERFECT, AMAZON HAS IT FOR $26.00, YOU WILL UTILIZE THIS KNIFE FOR 95% OF YOUR KITCHEN WORK FOR SURE, IT IS THE MOST BASIC KNIFE FOR GENERAL PURPOSE, AND AT 8 INCHES IT IS PERFECT, NOT TOO SHORT AND NOT EXTREMELY LONG.
Forschner Boning Knife w/ Black Fibrox Handle $37.95
THE BONING KNIFE IS SLIM WITH SOME FLEXIBILITY AND GREAT FOR TO FILET FISH, AND TRIM BONES OFF OF MEATS AND CHICKEN, IT COMES IN HANDY, IT MAKES A GOOD KNIFE TO SLICE THIN TOMATOES. AMAZON HAS THIS FOR $37.95 WELL WORTH THE PRICE
Victorinox Swiss Classic 4-Inch Paring Knife, Spear Tip $8.00
THE PARING KNIFE IS YOUR SMALL UTILITY KNIFE, PEEL POTATOES, MAKE SPECIAL CUTS ON FRUIT, USE FOR INTRICATE SLICING, A MUST KNIFE FOR ANY IN-HOME COOK AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL CHEFS. AMAZON HAS THIS FOR LESS THAN $8.00
These 3 knives are your basic knives you should have in your kitchen, as you get better with your knife skills you may venture into more special use knives. But for the beginners, starting out with these are just perfect. Click the link below and watch some awesome knife skills.