There's a reason why "going straight to the source" is a thing — because when you need some expert advice, who better to ask than, you know, an expert? That's especially true when it comes to the culinary arts, since no one tries more kitchen gadgets and tools than someone who cooks for a living. So, who else would we enlist to help us figure out what goes into The Perfect Kitchen?
Luckily, 16 of the DMV's most acclaimed chefs were happy to oblige. They're dishing on everything the home cook needs, from strainers and peelers to fancy knives and wish-list-worthy appliances. And, no — it's not all over-the-top stuff you'll never be able to afford (or know how to use). These are the everyday finds that will make you an effortless pro at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Let's cook!