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Old 10-02-2007, 05:12 PM   #11
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I'd have to say my knife, but it was very close between that and my Chef fiancee.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:56 PM   #12
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I don't think fingers qualify since it's a given, unless you're a paraplegic or something. Plus, I've worked in kitchens where if you plated certain things with your fingers, the chef would flip out.

With that being said, my most important tool is my ultra-sharp santoku.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:10 PM   #13
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I don't think fingers qualify since it's a given, unless you're a paraplegic or something. Plus, I've worked in kitchens where if you plated certain things with your fingers, the chef would flip out.

With that being said, my most important tool is my ultra-sharp santoku.

My fingers qualify, I don't work in a kitchen. Besides, how would you hold your ultra-sharp santoku without fingers?
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:16 PM   #14
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Body parts aside (especially since we’re talking about a tool and not an appendage), the number one thing in the kitchen I can’t live without is my Chef’s knife. That single piece can do double, triple, even quadruple duty. I can’t imagine not having at least that. From there, a cutting board! With those two things, all is possible!
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:55 PM   #15
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I think I'd have to agree with the knife crowd. I LOVE my knives, especially my Rada santoku knife. I practically sleep with it. Not! Always keep my knives razor sharp. I just hate a dull knife. I stayed for the weekend with my youngest brother a couple of weeks ago and had to cut something. Well, I didn't really cut it. More like "smushed" it. It's no wonder folks cut themselves with dull knives.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:03 PM   #16
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chef's knife for sure, but hands are the first basic cooking/measuring tool we have.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:10 PM   #17
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Chef's knife, without a doubt.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:20 PM   #18
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Thank you sooo much for all the great replies! Looks like the majority feel their knives are the most important tool. Admittedly I dont have very good knives (it was a knife set from Walmart) and I am figuring out which knives would be best for me.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:24 PM   #19
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There's alot of info here on knives. Good luck, MsAnya. Remember, a sharp knife is a safe knife, store it properly.
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