Most tools for the kitchen are bullshit. a waste of money. space. brain power remembering how they work.
some are not. with 10 tools, you can do damn near everything. here's the first three.1. 8" chefs knife. $100. keep it sharp.
2. mortar and pestle. $30. grind garlic, herbs, and pepper like the injuns usta.
3. tongs. $3. don't buy the expensive ones. use them to stir, flip, grab, split, poke, lift, and serve.