Today, I have a recommendation for a wonderful piece of equipment for the College Cooking enthusiast: the Kuhn-Rikon paring knife. I first heard of these via Frugal Son, who read about them somewhere. He asked for one for his birthday. Well! He is a Frugal Son: these knives cost around $10.00.
Needless to say, we fulfilled his desire. Then I tried the knife: I love it. And since I have very small hands, I use a paring knife for almost everything, including chopping onions. Then Lucy Marmalade asked for one. We even bought one for my mother, who refuses to cook, but we can use it when we visit.
We had a good deal of discussion over who got which color. Then we bought Lucy a utility knife too.
So far, the equipment closet consists of Kuhn-Rikon knife, stick blender, and rice cooker. The total is about $40.00. Not bad.
The knives come in great colors. This is no time to choose basic black.