Feeling a bit dull in your kitchen?

Nikki Stephens

Perhaps your knife is to blame!

If theres one thing the influx of cooking shows on our screens is guilty of, its kickstarting a national obsession with kitchen gadgetry. From Thermomixes to sous vide machines, were all lusting after some very glam chef-level equipment.

But sometimes, what we really need to do is go back to basics before busting the budget. And what is the number one building block for every decent home chef?

Yep, its a good knife. A really good knife. And the best part of these sharp beauties is that they can suit every budget. Many chefs recommend the more expensive end of the market, with brands like Wusthof, Shen and Global, yet there are many that will put their stock in a trusty Victorinox blade.

Click here for some great tips from the experts about how to choose the best knife for you