This knife truly is a classic. Used by pro chefs across the globe, the Wüsthof Classic 8" Cook's Knife ($120) can be used everyday for just about anything you can do in the kitchen. It's forged from a single piece of high-carbon, no-stain steel, has a hollow-ground design for reduced friction, offers great balance, and is dishwasher safe. And while it may be a bit pricey, it'll outlast you and end up in your kid's cooking arsenal one day.
Yes, that’s right — “flavour.” This jewel is for our friends over in the UK. The Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker (£19.99) is a little kitchen gadget that grinds, crushes, and bruises all sorts of ingredients into great rubs, marinades, and dressings. Inside the sexy outer shell is a ceramic ball that does all the work for you. It won’t make you as good a chef as Jamie, but it certainly couldn’t hurt. [Thanks, Brett]