Interesting Kitchen Knives in Lounge Posted February 23, 2016 If all you do is slice easy to slice things then there is no problem with it in my book. A chef's knife is often used for much heavier duty work and as such is the primary multi-purpose tool in a cook's kitchen. Yes, that makes perfect sense. Most of my food is produce, and doesn't represent much of a challenge to knives. The heaviest duty would be slicing a boneless, skinless chicken breast.