A broken knife can put a real damper on your efforts in the kitchen. Odds are, you won’t regret investing in solid new kitchen knives. We found some of the top-rated knives you can buy online — many at a good discount.
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What are the best kitchen knives for you? It all depends on your budget. More affordable kitchen knives may dull faster. But no matter the price of your knives, you’ll eventually have to sharpen them. (Good news there, though: Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling three-stage knife sharpener is just $11 right now on Amazon.)
These reviewer-loved knives from Walmart, Wayfair, Food52 and more are a cut above the rest. Whether you’re seeking a whole new knife set or just a few new types of kitchen knives, these options for all budgets are what you need to become a world-class .
Five Two by Food52 essential knives
This set of three knives from Food52 includes a classic chef’s knife, a serrated blade — which works great as a bread knife — and a paring knife for fruits, vegetables and more. These knives are made of Japanese steel and have soft-touch handles that not only look great, but also feel great. You’re saving $38 by buying this set of three knives rather than purchasing them individually.
Henckels International Solution starter knife set
Just like the previous set, this Henckels starter kit includes a paring knife, a serrated utility knife and a chef’s knife, but at a more affordable price point. These knives are made from German stainless steel.
Misen Essentials knife set
If you’re seeking more variety, pick up this chef’s knife, serrated knife, paring knife, santoku (medium-size, multipurpose) knife and utility (smallest) knife set from Misen. Choose from blue, black or gray handles in these knives made from high-carbon stainless steel. If a five-knife set is too much of a commitment, you can pick up a set of three knives for $150.
Royal Doulton exclusively for Gordon Ramsay knife block set
If you’d prefer knives that come with a block for storage, pick up Gordon Ramsay’s knife set. It comes with a chef’s knife, bread knife, carving knife, utility knife and paring knife, plus a gray filament knife block. This stainless steel set has a whopping 4.9-star rating on Wayfair.
Wüsthof classic cook’s knife
If you’re looking to invest in just one new knife, try the Wüsthof classic cook’s knife. This high-carbon stainless steel knife, made in Germany,has a finger guard. It comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, too.
Available in three sizes, 8 inches being the middle size.
Shun Classic boning and fillet knife
This is a specialty knife you may want to pick up for boning and filleting fish and meat. This 6-inch fillet and boning knife from Shun is made with 34 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side.