In reality, a kitchen only needs three knives. De-clutter your drawers and sharpen your slicers. Grab a 8″ chef’s knife for everyday chopping, slicing, and dicing. A serrated knife does the duty of slicing bread, cakes, and fruits and vegetables with a though exterior, but a soft and juicy interior, such as a pineapple or tomato. Alway have a small paring knife on hand for detailed cuts and removing blemishes in fruits and vegetables.