A high-quality knife

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Rachael says her kitchen, like many others, is small and allows no room for clutter. She keeps her pots, pans and utensils down to a minimum. Rachael's narrowed her must-have list to six of her best kitchen basics.

1. A high-quality knife

A good knife will last a long time and is worth the investment. "Don't go for the cheapest," Rachael says, "and don't waste your money on big knife sets. All you need is one good knife that feels good in your hand and is weighted properly for you."