Chef’s Knife

Tojiro Gyutou

Japanese knives are sharpened at steeper angles so they cut better, and are made of harder metals so they stay sharper longer. This one is a steal.
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Made In 4 Quart Saucepan with Lid

Same timeless design and construction as the most popular brand, with a better handle. And a better price.
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Pepper Mill

Fletchers’ Mill Tronco

Fletchers’ Mill has been making rock-solid pepper mills for decades. But this modern design won't look out of place in a modern kitchen or dining room.
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Chopping Board

Proteak End Grain Chopping Board

End-grain will heal from knife scratches like no other cutting board material. And it looks like a statement piece. Be mindful of moisture and oil this regularly and it will last a lifetime.
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OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoons

Wooden utensils look great and won’t scratch your pots. These have a shape that makes them durable, easy to hold, and easy to clean. Plus hooks for hanging. Also buy the matching set of spatulas.
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Pizza Stone

Baking Steel 16 ✕ 14 ✕ ¼ʺ Baking Steel

Steel absorbs and conducts heat much better than stone. This pizza “stone” will take your pizza crusts to the next level.
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