My Favorite Knife: Caden Whitmore

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20 Cooks, 20 Knives: This month, we’re taking a close look at a chef’s most important tool: his knife. We asked 20 cooks, amateurs and professionals, to share their favorite knives and the stories behind them. While chef’s knives are featured prominently, no two are exactly alike, and there are also a few surprises.

Caden Whitmore

Age: 4
City: Minneapolis

Caden enjoys cooking and always jumps at the chance to help in the kitchen. Last year he received a set of plastic children’s knives as a Christmas gift. They’ve proven to be very useful, allowing Caden to easily and safely help chop vegetables and prepare meals. Thankfully his knives came in a set of three, so he can share with his older sister and younger brothers, if needed.

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What is your go-to knife? Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set.

How long have you had it? Almost one year.

Why did you choose it? To have his own knife to help cook with.

Where did you buy it and how much did it cost? It was a Christmas gift!

Do you sharpen it yourself or pay to get it sharpened? No.

Where do you keep it? In the silverware drawer.

Are you possessive about your knife? Is anyone else allowed to use it? Yes, very. Sometimes siblings can use it. Thankfully there are three in the set.

What’s the last thing that you made really well (using your knife)? Chopped celery for a salad.

Find Caden’s Favorite Knife: Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set, $8 at Amazon

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