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    17 Of The Best Knife Sets You Can Get On Amazon

    Oh so you've never cut a tomato without squishing it, huh? You need these.

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    1. An 18-piece Chicago Cutlery knife block set ready to have your kitchen looking its sharpest yet.

    Made of comfort-grip poly handles and professional high-carbon stainless-steel forged blades. Includes a 3.25" parer, 3" peeler, 5" utility, eight 4.25" steak knives, 7.75" chef, 8" slicer, 7.75" bread, 5" partoku, and 7" santoku knife, and 8" stainless sharpening steel and knife block.

    Promising review: "This is an attractive and versatile set of knives. If you have old dull knives and buy these, be prepared because you will probably cut yourself. I bought one set for my mother-in-law (she loves them) and she cut herself the day she got them. Even though I knew that, I bought them and did the same. I just didn't expect it to whip through an apple like the apple wasn't even there. They are fabulously sharp and cut down my prep time significantly. So be careful out there kids." —Becky Gilson

    Price: $116.89

    Also check out a set with contoured stainless-steel handles, set with a built-in sharpener, or a set with stainless-steel handles and a black knife block from the same brand.

    2. A super affordable 6-piece set (and slim stand) that'll take up a teensy amount of counter space, aka it's perfect for apartment dwellers who aren't ready to drop a ton of cash on an investment set.

    I own this knife set and have it parked flush with the side of my microwave on my teeny, tiny NYC apartment kitchen counter. I love it! Made of rust- and tarnish-resistant stainless steel. Includes an 8" chef, 8" bread, 8" carving, 5" utility, and 3.5" paring knife, and an acrylic stand.

    Promising review: "About a year and a half ago, I found myself divorced and without any kitchen knives. Not wanting to spend a lot of money, I picked up this set. No I am by no means a chef, but as a single guy with 50% custody of my kids, I use these knives pretty frequently. They came plenty sharp and they are still sharp a year and half later. I have never sharpened them. I also do not put these knives in the dishwasher. I hand wash them and towel dry them after use and then put back in the stand. They still look brand new. For my use, these knives are great and were more than worth the money. Maybe someone who is a chef or someone who is very serious about cooking would want something more high end, but for me, these have been perfect." —Slu

    Price: $19.99 (also available as a 12-piece set)

    While you're here, check out a similar 14-piece set with scissors and a sharpener.

    3. A knife set with a view in case you want to get all wanderlusty while you're meal prepping to save up for your next adventure.

    Made of dishwasher-safe stainless steel. Set includes chef, bread, slicer, santoku, utility, and paring knives.

    Promising review: "The knives are as beautiful as I expected. They are AMAZINGLY SHARP. They are heavy (just like I like them) and very well-balanced. The handles are really comfortable and I love them. I am getting a set for my sister and I am confident that she will love them as much as I do." —M. Snider

    Price: $34.27

    4. A quartet of serrated steak knives with more than 1k reviews so you know they'll make the cut.

    Made of food-safe resin and high-carbon stainless-steel blades with a food-safe coating to help cut with ease.

    Promising review: "I have Kai sewing scissors and they're excellent. So I took a chance on this set of Kai Komachi steak knives. Based on their quality, I got two more Komachi knives. Super-sharp knives, at a stunningly low price. We keep using them as utility knives, so I may get another set." —Merry Jo

    Price: $18.99

    Want twice the bang for your buck? This 8-piece set with micro-serated edges costs just a buck more.

    5. Or a Chicago Cutlery steak knife set with walnut handles and rivets to serve up a traditional look.

    Made with solid walnut and brass rivet handles and high carbon–stainless steel blades.

    Promising review: "Chicago Cutlery was my first choice for 'good' knives when I first started cooking before I moved on to Wusthof. I heard these were good steak knives so I picked up two sets (eight knives). They are hands down the best steak knives I have ever used, let alone owned. The walnut handles demand a little more care (you can't just throw them in the dishwasher) but they feel so much better in your hand than metal or plastic. It's definitely worth the extra effort. The fact that they are so inexpensive makes them an even better purchase. I wish I bought them years ago." —RickG

    Price: $17.03

    6. A 12-piece Japanese forged stainless-steel set fit for all kinds of well-balanced recipe execution (and Insta stories showing off your perfect skills).

    Made of forged Japanese stainless steel, except for steak knives (which are stamped, not forged). Includes a 3.5" paring, 5" utility, 5" serrated Utility, 7” santoku, and 8" chef knife, four steak knives, shears, honing rod, and bamboo block.

    Promising review: "Being pretty damn picky about my knives, I would not normally recommend buying a set of knives. Sets aren't usually very good quality, but a friend ordered one of these recently. I gave him endless grief when I heard 'Ginsu' and told him he was an idiot. Then we had a dinner party at his place and made sushi. I forgot my knives at home in a rush, and used his knives for the prep work. I have to say these knives are great. They feel very good in your hand and they are really well balanced too. Superb edge to them, and the honor they include is pretty nice too. The scissors are crap, as are all of them in sets, but when I recently had to replace one of my knives, I broke my own rules and bought this whole set for less than what my old knife cost by itself. I have been thrilled with the value and performance do far. Take care of them and they will work fine for a long long time." —jonno

    Price: $102.99+ (also available in a 4-, 8-, or 19-piece set)

    7. A 15-piece Cuisinart set with hollow handles and a lifetime warranty that'll treat you to years and years of satisfying slices.

    Made with ergonomically designed stainless-steel handles and high carbon–stainless steel blades. Includes a 8" chef', 8" slicing, 7" santoku, 5.5" serrated utility, 3.5" paring, and 3.5" Bird's Beak paring knife, six 4.5" steak knives, 8" sharpening steel, shears, and a knife block.

    Promising review: "I've had three or four complete knife sets in the past decade, and it seems like I always shop for value over quality. It's obvious that you get what you pay for. Although these are not the most expensive knives you can buy I must tell you they are by far the best knives I have owned. They feel very good in your hand and these are amazingly sharp slicing through a tomato with absolutely no pressure what so ever. This must be what a laser cuts like. I am very impressed and hopefully the edges will stay sharp for a while. I Highly recommend these knives." —W. Drew

    Price: $33.97

    8. A 6-piece chef's set with matching sheaths for the folks who prefer to keep their knives in a drawer but would rather not draw blood in the kitchen.

    Made with ultra-soft textured comfortable handles and blades of carbon steel–rust free blades with a slip-free marble finish coating. Includes a 3" paring, 5" utility, 5" santoku, 8" chef, 8" slicing, and 7" santoku knife, and matching sheathes for each.

    Promising review: "Just wow. I cook a LOT. And know good knives. My plan is eventually to really lay some cash down for serious knives but I have a few other projects that require money right now and I TECHNICALLY had decent knives. All that aside, I still wanted a few new guys for my kitchen adventures. I am shocked at how happy I am with these knives. Certainly hand wash only, don't soak them for days in water, etc. But for $30?? Impressed. And friends have complimented their appearance so thats cool too (although not anywhere near the top of my list of attributes). They feel nice in your hand, and have some texture to the handle so I'm not terribly worried about wet hands or fatty meats. ALSO, my magnetic strip hasn't scratched them. That crossed my mind as a possible problem before I purchased them but went ahead anyway considering how inexpensive they were. NO SCRATCHES! And the blade covers are very handy for travel." —CookingLover!

    Price: $18.72+ (available in seven color combos)

    9. A trio of Kuhn Rikon non-stick paring knives so you can switch back and forth between small chopping jobs without having to wash your knife over and over again.

    Made with an ergonomic handle and a high carbon–stainless steel blade.

    Promising review: "Greatest knife for the price that can be found. I have over $500 dollars in knives and use them in a professional capacity as well as at home. I first got this knife as a Christmas stocking stuffer and scoffed at the gimmicky colors and non-stick coating. Little did I know that it would become the most used knife in my collection. It worked so well that people at work began to ask if they could borrow it. One person borrowed it and lost it... so for a pittance I bought a new one! This is the cheapest and best paring knife I've ever had. It holds an edge and fits comfortably in your hand. I have half a mind to just buy every knife Kuhn Rikon offers if they are all as good as this one." —W. A. H.

    Price: $19.75 (also available individually in a range of colors)

    10. A ceramic blade duo as an everyday investment for slicing fruits and veggies. Plus, they're built to last 10x longer than knives with steel blades.

    Made of rust-proof ceramic blades. Includes a 5.5" santoku and 3" paring knife.

    Promising review: "First time owning and using ceramic knives. Great price and great addition to the kitchen. These don't completely replace your metal knives as ceramic knives are great for slicing vegetables, fruits, and meats, but not good for anything that might require or cause torsion which can cause them to snap (cutting butternut squash or bone joints). Also if dropped they may chip. With those two cautions I can say I have never enjoyed food preparation as much as with these knives, light in the hand and cut so smooth and easily. You may have seen that Kyocera offers similar knives with black blades. The sale person at the kitchen store indicated that the black bladed knives were made with higher or an additional heat process and which made them stronger. He said also that the edge of ceramic knives hold up to 10x longer than metal blades but do need sharpening and you will need a ceramic knife sharpener." —Garth Pollock

    Price: $44.57

    11. A 13-piece stainless steel set complete with a ~pizza~ knife that's clearly marked, less anyone get confused!

    Made with ergonomic handles and stainless-steel blades. Includes a paring, cheese, pizza, chef, carving, bread, utility, and steak knives, sharpener, scissors, peeler, and knife stand.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about a knife set without a wooden block, but I really like this set. Ideally, you’ll never need to, but I realized that this block can easily be cleaned if needed. As for the knives, they were wonderful. The blades are connected to the handles which makes me feel safe that they will last. This set has a knife for every situation including a cheese and pizza knife. I had never used a pizza knife before, but I love how easy it is to cut then clean! These are also super sharp! My boyfriend broke down an entire pineapple in about three minutes. This set is awesome!" —Tammy Stackhouse

    Price: $30.99

    12. A 14-piece set and pine block minus the frills that'll get the job done without hogging too much of your countertop space.

    Made with triple-rivet POM handles for a secure grip and high carbon–stainless steel blades. Includes a 8" chef, 8" slicing, 8" bread, 5.5" utility, and 3.5" peeling knife, six 4.5" steak knives, shears, a sharpener, and wood block.

    Promising review: "I've had these for six months. They're still the sharpest knives I've ever had and I haven't even had to sharpen them since I opened them. They arrived almost scary-sharp. Like, the paring knife can easily cut a tomato in seconds without squishing it. We love these knives. Love love love love love. Didn't expect the quality to be anywhere near as good as it ended up being." —Jobeth Carlton

    Price: $22.89

    13. A 12-piece Farberware non-stick set so you won't get hung up on slicing through a potato or finding the correct safety sheath.

    Made of resin with a non-stick coating. Includes a 8" chef, 8" bread, 8" slicer, 5.5" serrated utility, and 3.5" paring knife, and matching blade cover.

    Promising review: "I bought these for college, use them every day, and LOVE them. Have had them for about nine months. Obviously they have gotten a little dull but nothing a sharpener can't fix. I use them primarily for slicing fruits and vegetables. They wear very well and still look brand new (no scratching, rusting, etc.). The price was good and they work very well." —audreyloverunning17

    Price: $14.99

    Hate the idea of colorful blades? Check out a similar set for a few more bucks.

    14. A 6-piece German stainless-steel set with a knife rack for the ultimate countertop display that'll still be kinda, sorta low-key.

    Made of German high carbon stainless steel that's rust- and stain-resistant. Includes a 8” chef, 8” carving, 8” bread, 5” utility, and 3.5” paring knife, and bamboo block.

    Promising review: "When I bought this, I was concerned that it would tip over easy. No problem...I love how well it is weighed down. The knives look great lined up and the wood is awesome. Looks great and fits well in my kitchen. The knives are super sharp and are just the right amount to have handy on my counter. So glad I got them." —txpauline

    Price: $34.99+ (available in several combo options)

    Also check out a similar 15-piece set with the rivet look at a lower price point.

    15. A 5-piece rainbow set with a titanium coating because maybe your kitchen knives should shine as bright as your cooking skills.

    Made of stainless steel with a titanium coating for a rainbow effect. Includes a 8" chef, 8" bread, 7" santoku, 5" utility, and 3.5" paring knife.

    Promising review: "Really great knives! I've been taking some really basic, online cooking courses and very quickly realized my knife block and its mish-mash of random knives wasn't doing me any favors. I chose these ones with help from my son. He wanted looks, I wanted functionality and we both got what we wanted here. They come in these great plastic sheaths, the handles are super soft and nice to hold but also feel very secure. The blades are quite sharp, I could instantly feel the difference in quality. This set gave me the essential knives without costing a ton too. I am really pleased with the purchase!" —Jessica G.

    Price: $25.95 (available in two handle colors)

    16. A 12-piece Calphalon self-sharpening set because you and I both know that it can be tough keeping up with how often you *should* be sharpening your knives.

    Made with triple-riveted handles and high-carbon, no-stain steel blades. Includes a 8" chef, 6" serrated utility, 5" santoku, and 4.5" parer knife, six steak knives, shears, and a sharpening knife block with built-in ceramic sharpeners.

    Promising review: "As a college student, I got used to living the cheap life. $25 Costco knife sets can be just as good as the real deal, right? I lived in my world of alternative facts, head buried in the sand like an ostrich avoiding eye contact with its crush. I kept believing my knives were just fine and that it was all the potato's fault my knife wasn't cutting anything. Darn organic potatoes are harder to cut than those normal potatoes because of the cage-free lifestyle, obviously. Well, my head finally came out of the sand when I gifted myself this Calphalon knife set. This must have been the knife set Mickey Mouse used to cut his bread so thin. The self-sharpening block keeps the knives sharper than my grandfather's wit. I am absolutely thrilled with how well this knife set works! Get your head out of the sand and start dominating your food as nature intended!" —Forrest

    Price: $107.99+ (also available in a 6- or 15-piece set)

    17. And a 18-piece forged J.A. Henckels set that'll give you the balance and tang you crave for a lil' more dough.

    Made with a tiple-riveted ergonomic handle and stainless-steel blades. Includes a 3" paring, 5" serrated utility, 6" utility, 7" santoku hollow edge, 8" chef, 8" bread, and 5" boning knife, 9" sharpening steel, shears, eight stamped (not honed) steak knives, and a hardwood block.

    Promising review: "For an inexpensive knife set, these are very nice. Good weight and balance, and very durable. They stay pretty sharp, but will need to be sharpened after a couple of years use. I still have these six years later and use them daily. I did have to buy a more expensive chef's knife for most of my large quantity meat and vegetable prep, but these are great for everyday small tasks in the home kitchen." —JBarnhart

    Price: $209.95

    Also check out a similar 15-piece set from the same brand.

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