What every best Kitchen Knives has:
- A sharp edge.
- Solid construction.
- A comfortable handle.
No other chef's knife earns the kind of love that the Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife gets from professional testers, expert reviewers, amateur foodies and beginner cooks. The blade is made from high carbon stainless steel and experts say the handle is comfortable and well-designed for an optimal ergonomic experience regardless of grip. This Victorinox knife is as efficient at dismembering a chicken as it is finely slicing a delicate tomato. See our full review »Buy for $44.87
A top performer in expert roundups, the Wusthof Classic also gets near- perfect ratings in hundreds of customer reviews. Users say it is light and well balanced, with a comfortable grip. It's reported as extremely versatile, easily handling a variety of tasks, from cutting through thick cuts of meat to finely slicing cheese, to chopping vegetables. In fact, this santoku knife is particularly popular with vegetarians, who say it's the perfect knife for vegetables.Buy for $139.95
It excels in professional tests, and owners of the Kyocera Revolution Series 7-inch Professional Chef's Knife say they can't imagine life in the kitchen without it. This ceramic knife gets top ratings for slicing cleanly and effortlessly through tough items such as carrots and potatoes, yet can slice a tomato as thinly and evenly as you need. It's lighter than metal, something people who do a lot of food prep appreciate.Buy for $74.07
The Victorinox 3-1/4-Inch Paring Knife earns the top spot in this category because of exceptional performance at an equally exceptional price. Professional testers, chefs, and amateur cooking enthusiasts rave how about well-balanced and easy the Victorinox Paring Knife is to hold, with a comfortable, sturdy handle. It's sharp out of the box, with a spear-point tip that makes trimming or seeding a breeze, and it holds its edge for a long time. See our full review »Buy for $5.99
The Victorinox 10.25-Inch Serrated Bread Knife gets raves from both experts and owners for its ability to cut cleanly through even the thickest, crustiest loaves of bread with one stroke. It's also versatile enough for other kitchen tasks, such as slicing through tomatoes, watermelons or round cakes. It's extremely comfortable to hold and use, and owners say it stays sharp for years at a price that is easy on the wallet. See our full review »Buy for $34.95
The Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Cutlery Set is worth every penny, reviewers say, because these knives will last a lifetime -- and they have a lifetime warranty to back that up. This set comes with the cutlery that is considered most useful in the kitchen -- top-rated chef, paring, utility, and bread knives, as well as a pair of shears and honing tool. The walnut storage block is a gorgeous addition to their kitchen decor, owners say. See our full review »Buy for $399.95
Even if you never pick up a knife for food prep, you need a sharp knife for meals. The six-piece Victorinox Rosewood Straight Edge Steak Knife Set is a top choice of both owners and professional testers for superb performance and a sleek appearance. They're comfortable to hold and cut even the toughest meats cleanly and easily. While edge retention may fade, these Victorinox knives are simple to sharpen.Buy for $147.18