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Buying an Expensive Knife Set: Do I Really Have to Do That?

By: Yahoo!
August 20, 2013

ICE Chef-Instructor, Brian Buckley, weighs in on why those expensive 12-piece knife kits might not be worth the money or the wasted space on your countertop.

"They look great," says Brian Buckley, chef instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education, "but knife sets are a waste of money and space." Think of those 100-color eye shadow palettes. They're appealing in their seeming completeness (sapphire! violet! fuchsia! wow!), but you're actually better off buying a couple neutral workhorses you can put to use. "Start with a few knives and add new ones for particular, specific, and personal reasons," advises Buckley.

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