Top Chef: 10 Kitchen Essentials You Need Now

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  • Layer Cake Slicing Kit
  •  Braising Pot
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Garlic Press
  • Microplane Herb Mill
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Smart Timer
  • Egg Poaching Pan
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  •  Potato Ricer

Braising Pot

Braising is a favored method for tenderizing meats and vegetables. Ace the technique with a heavy-bottomed pot, like this one from Le Creuset. Made from durable cast iron, it goes from the stovetop directly to the oven, making for one less pot to scrub at the end of the night.

(Photo: Courtesy of Le Creuset)

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