Tom Kerridge’s three pieces of kit to buy when you’re getting serious

Have you been following Tom’s ‘Learn to cook’ series? If you read the first six guides, by now you’ll know his presentation cheats, troubleshooting tips, core skills and more. But now it’s getting serious – so what equipment should you buy to take you to the next level?

Tom Kerridge’s three pieces of kit to buy when you’re getting serious

As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, top chef Tom Kerridge has been teaching us how to cook. From his top 10 core skills to four troubleshooting tips, Tom has drawn on his knowledge from working in kitchens to help you reach professional standard. If you’ve been following his series, by now you should be almost there. So what kit can you buy to help you during the last push? Tom gives his top three choices.

Tom Kerridge’s top three pieces of professional kit

A good knife

knivesI can’t emphasise this enough. Buy a solid knife that feels good in your hand. I have a lot of very high-end Japanese knives, but just go for one that fits you – it could be £20 or it could be £200.

Read the Good Food guide to buying knives

A knife sharpener

It’s crucial to keep your knife sharp. Some knives come with their own sharpener, which is great as it’s made especially for that knife so you'll get the best effect.


A good chopping board

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/board-choiceA wooden one is good, but the most important thing is that it’s nice and big. There’s nothing worse than a tiny chopping board with barely any space.

Read the Good Food guide to what chopping board to buy

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