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18 Incredibly Useful Knives Everyone Should Have In Their Kitchen

You are cutting up if still don't own these kitchen knives.

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1. A tomato knife that’s specialty is dicing into our favorite red vegetable.

Promising Review: “The serrated edges make slicing through the outside skin of tomatoes effortless. These knives also slice through onions and other vegetables with the same ease. Once you slice and dice all your fruits and veggies, these knives can be dropped in the dishwasher and wash up great.” —J Wyatt

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

2. A thin filleting knife with a flexible blade to make cutting slippery fish hassle free.

Promising Review: "Boning is not something I do often, so it makes no sense to buy a boning knife — at least not one for a high price. This knife is a great addition to my premium knives and worth the investment for this special task." —Matenai

Get it from Amazon for $31.34.

3. A multi-talented butcher knife you can use to cut large pieces of meat or chop up vegetables.

Promising Review: "This knife is a good weight and has a nice fit and finish. The blade is fairly hefty and comes very sharp. The box it arrives in is also a nice touch." —Allen

Get if from Amazon for $14.99.

4. An offset knife that is ideal for slicing into small vegetables and fruits that have tough skin.

Promising Review: "I work in the culinary industry, so I am constantly looking for knives. I bought three of these Mercer knives to give them a try, and they are great. They are sharp, sturdy, and hold an edge. I definitely will buy more in the future." —Herbert M. Mulvain

Get it from Amazon for $13.95. Available in six colors.

5. A boning knife — with a semi-flexible blade — that'll take the stress out of separating raw meat from the bone.,

Promising Review: "This knife is well made, strong, and flexible. It also holds an edge quite nicely and is great quality." —Bob Faw

Get it from Amazon $9.59+.

6. A stainless-steel paring knife to make sure you slice your veggies and fruits without squashing them.

Promising Review: "This little knife is bigger than the average paring knife but works 10 times better. I was able to fully peel tomatoes for salsa with it. The quality is superior to knives I have used that cost five times as much." —MJM New Jersey

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+. Also available in a Non-Stick version.

7. A limitless chef’s knife for a kitchen tool that is made to slice, dice, chop, and mince fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish.

Promising Review: "I bought these for my students to use in a culinary cooking class. They are really well made, have a solid weight and feel in the hand, and stay relatively sharp. They machine wash well, and my students absolutely love them." —Scrittitrader

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

8. A small peeling knife to cut the skin off and clean vegetables and fruits.

Promising Review: "I love these knives. The steel is not as thick as other knives, which has made them easier for me to use when peeling things." —Timothy Davis

Get it from Amazon for $8.76.

9. A serrated slicer for cutting bread loaves and larger vegetables and fruits.

Promising Review: "I was blown away by how sharp this knife is. It cut through my very soft loaf of Italian without a single tear. It is outstanding." —Zen In The Making

Get it from Amazon for $12.87.

10. An oyster knife with a soft handle that'll make cracking open the deep-sea treat beyond easy.

Promising Review: "Having never shucked oysters before, it was a pleasure to learn how easy it is with a tool like this knife. It really couldn't be any better. And the bright yellow color makes it easy to locate. We could not find a tool like this locally, so we turned to Amazon." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.95. Available in two colors.

11. A devein knife to remove the large vein that runs down a shrimp's back and scrape off the shell.

Promising Review: "This knife is simple to use with no frills. I would recommend it if you have a large quantity of shellfish that you need to clean and prep." —Lauren K.

Get it from Websturant Store for $1.49.

12. A granton edge knife — which is equipped with grooves that keep meat from sticking to the knife's edge.

Promising Review: "If you are looking for a great knife for slicing, this is it. I bought this before Thanksgiving and used it on smoked turkey breasts. I was able to slice them thin for sandwiches with ease. You'll have less waste than you would with an electric knife." —Todd OK

Get the set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

13. A French knife, which will give you limitless slicing and chopping options no matter your cooking task.

Promising Review: "I bought this as a gift for a couple I know who has terrible knives and just doesn't know any better. For the price, this is a very nice knife. It is sharp, great quality, and lightweight but not flimsy." —B. Smith

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

14. A cimeter knife with a blade that curves upward, making it great for trimming and cutting steaks.

Promising Review: "This knife is great for cutting large meats. But it can also be used like a utility knife. It keeps a sharp edge longer than most knives. I would say you need this in your collection." —Clint F.

Get it from Websturant Store for $39.99.

15. A clam knife with a sharp, sturdy blade that’ll get into clamshells in a cinch.

Promising Review: "I am very impressed with the quality of this knife. It is visually appealing, as well gets the job done." —Amanda McDonald

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+. Available in two colors.

16. A tiny tournée knife with a curved blade made to trim vegetables into oblong-shaped pieces.

Promising Review: "This knife is sharp and beautiful. If you cook even a little, this is a great purchase and well worth the money. Normally, I really have to work my old knife if I'm trying to mince something like rosemary or parsley. But with this knife, it did the work for me, mincing finely without much effort." —Laura W.

Get it from Amazon for $26.32.

17. A rectangular-bladed cleaver for chopping meat and even slicing through bone.

Promising Review: "I love this multipurpose knife. Is is a great size and weight. The grip feels very comfortable. And it is heavy duty enough to take care of chopping, dicing, and other cutting tasks." —Bev

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

18. And finally, a food saw that will cut through frozen meat like a boss.

Promising Review: "You reach an age where you say to yourself, 'I can afford nice things,' and toss the useless knife you've had for ages and buy a fancy new one. I wish I had done that much sooner, seeing that this knife is both reasonably priced and extremely effective!" —Mike P

And as an added bonus, the food saw comes with a lifetime guarantee!

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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