Welcome to our new food series called Eat It Up, where we share the kitchen gadgets and foods that we can’t cook without.

A home cook needs only a few kitchen tools to get a meal on the table. Invest in a handful of high-quality, versatile items, such as a chef’s knife and a flexible slotted spatula, and you’ll reach for them repeatedly over the years (even decades). If we lost you at the word “invest,” just wait. Material, which launched its affordable kitchenware line in May, added three more items to the collection, and we’re swooning big time.

Material added a whisk with 12 separate, easy-to-clean wire loops, a slotted spoon, and a serrated knife for slicing bread and tomatoes with precision. If you want the most bang for your buck, we recommend The Iconics collection ($245), a 10-piece set that includes the three new items plus a chef’s knife for slicing and dicing, a smaller knife for precise cuts, trusty tongs, a slotted spatula, and contemporary wood and metal spoons. Store it all in the tenth item, an angular wooden base with hidden magnetic knife holders, so you can proudly display (and swiftly reach for) your new tools.

Each piece has sleek, modern angles and comes with either light, dark, blush, or blue-gray handles. Most importantly, everything works ridiculously well. The knives are paper-cutting sharp, the spatula can flip anything from flaky fish to sturdy pancakes, and the spoons go seamlessly from stirring to serving.

If you’re quite not ready for all 10 items, Material sells each of its products individually and in different bundles. You can you can start smaller with the 8″ Knife ($75), Two Knives ($115) or the mix-and-match Three Tool Set ($60). This threesome can include the new trio of cooking utensils, and thus you can upgrade if you already own the seven-piece Fundamentals set ($175).

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