What every best Kitchen Knives has:
- A sharp edge.
- Solid construction.
- A comfortable handle.
Lightweight and well-balanced, the Mac MTH-80 is a great choice if you want an all-purpose chef's knife that will hold up to frequent use. The Mac MTH-80 is sharp out of the box, stays that way longer than comparable knives and is easy to hone or sharpen at home when it starts to dull. Whether you need to chop herbs without crushing, or slice butternut squash without cussing, the MTH-80 has you covered.Buy for $144.95
Some expert reviewers turn up their noses at the Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife, but most agree you simply can't beat the value for the price. The blade is made from high carbon stainless steel and the handle is comfortable and well-designed for an optimal ergonomic experience. This Victorinox knife is as efficient at dismembering a chicken as it is finely slicing a delicate tomato. Plenty of serious cooks say the Victorinox is their go-to knife. See our full review »Buy for $44.95
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 $54.98
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 $7.36
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 $54.94
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 any kitchen decor. See our full review »Buy for $399.95
The Messermeister Avanta 4-Piece Fine Edge Steak Knife Set is a top choice of both owners and professional testers for its superb performance and beautiful appearance. At five inches long and weighing 2.7 ounces each, they feel well-balanced and comfortable. The knives curved tip separates meat from bone with no "sawing" require, cutting through even the toughest meats cleanly and easily. Three sturdy, attractive handle options are available, brown, black and stainless.Buy for $49.95