Serving up a family friendly meal that the whole household will adore shouldn’t be a nightly hassle. In fact, with the right knife block, any kitchen novice can slice and dice his or her way around mealtime with ease. Even if you’re not proficient in the kitchen, learning how to make a few family favorites will be a snap with the right cutlery set. You might just be shocked to learn how much fun preparing meals can be. Fortunately, there are plenty of professional options from food’s biggest stars like Guy Fieri, J.A. Henckels and even Cuisinart to get any amateur started.
When it’s time to host family and friends for a special occasion, save time, money and stress in the kitchen and invest in a celebrity-worthy knife block. A sturdy style will do much more than look chic sitting atop a kitchen counter. A wood version will keep even the biggest chef’s knife safe from curious little hands. Kids love to help in the kitchen, but keeping all blades safely concealed out of sight is one of the smartest changes a family can make.
Some jobs in the kitchen call for more than a great professional blade. Tricky tasks like prepping whole chickens and turkeys for the oven might just require a sharp pair of kitchen scissors to properly finish the meal. Look for a pair with wide rubber handles to prevent any slipping and sliding when dealing with raw food.
Calling the whole clan to the table should be easy, especially after preparing a beautiful meal. Make dinnertime more fun—even for the little ones—with a few colorful and festive serving pieces. Similar spoons and tongs will add a splash of complementary color to the family table, and the kids will love serving themselves.
No matter what a kitchen’s particular style—from old world Italian stone, to crisp, clean stainless steel counter tops—there’s a knife block to suit every personal taste. Keep your eyes peeled for a version that complements everything you already love about your kitchen and it will fit seamlessly into any appliance and storage collection. Don’t forget to pick up a knife sharpener to keep those blades fresh and new for years of delicious meals. To browse a huge selection of these and other dinnertime must-haves, shop at Macy’s.