We’ve been finding our way in the kitchen a whole lot more since the pandemic (whether we like it or not). From our everyday dilemmas to the uncertainties of lockdown and various restrictions, a little home cooking has nourished us, comforted us, and even kept us company. Together, we have baked, fermented, canned, bought a smoker, and hopefully, picked up a few tricks and tips along the way.

While no other industry has faced the challenges quite like the restaurant scene, our chefs have continually helped us with our cooking problems every step of the way. As we may be home cooking a wee bit longer, we asked eight of the country’s top chefs to open their knife rolls and tell us about their all-time favourite kitchen gadgets.