7 Best Kitchen Knife Set 2020

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Zwilling J.A. Henckels TWIN Signature Knife Block Set, 19 Piece, Black
Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set
Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15 Piece Cutlery Knife Block Set, Brown
Cuisinart C55-12PCKSAM 12 Piece Color Knife Set with Blade Guards (6 knives and 6 knife covers),...
Zwilling J.A. Henckels TWIN Signature Knife Block Set, 19 Piece, Black
Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set
Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15 Piece Cutlery Knife Block Set, Brown
Cuisinart C55-12PCKSAM 12 Piece Color Knife Set with Blade Guards (6 knives and 6 knife covers),...
Zwilling J.A. Henckels TWIN Signature Knife Block Set, 19 Piece, Black
Zwilling J.A. Henckels TWIN Signature Knife Block Set, 19 Piece, Black
Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set
Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set
Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15 Piece Cutlery Knife Block Set, Brown
Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15 Piece Cutlery Knife Block Set, Brown
Cuisinart C55-12PCKSAM 12 Piece Color Knife Set with Blade Guards (6 knives and 6 knife covers),...
Cuisinart C55-12PCKSAM 12 Piece Color Knife Set with Blade Guards (6 knives and 6 knife covers),...

If you spend a part of your day in the kitchen, you know how much a good kitchen knife means to a chef. It doesn’t matter if you are cooking for one person or an entire restaurant, a good knife will help you save time and it will make cooking easier and less stressful. There are days when we don’t have a lot of free time, so every minute saved matter. Speeding up the preparation of meals is no exception.

It doesn’t matter if this applies to cut pizza more easily and accurately, or some piece of meat into the desired shape. What is important is what kind of a knife you are using. Since nothing lasts forever, this applies to knives too. So, eventually, you will trade your old set of knives or just one of them for a new one. That’s why I am here to help you with choosing the right kind of knife for your inner chef.

Sometimes we’re not even sure which knife works best for us, or what knife should be used in certain situations. Whichever knife you choose, you need to remember that a good kitchen knife needs to have a good balance between the blade and the handle. This is important because a well-balanced knife guarantees easy use and manipulation with it. Most of us have at least 5 different blades for various uses, but the market offers a much wider choice.  Let’s begin with the list of knives that are used the most in the kitchen. The most common knife is the so-called:

1. Classic Chef’s Knife

With this knife you can cut almost every ingredient, I like to call it “a basic knife” since it’s best for general preparation of ingredients like slicing, dicing, and chopping. If you are not very familiar with the kitchen and the appliances in it, it would be best if you chose a knife made from stainless steel instead of ceramic ones. It’s true that ceramic knife won’t rust, and it doesn’t absorb smells but it’s lighter than a steel knife, so you can injure yourself easily if you are not best at using knives. But, if you are a true master of your kitchen, I suggest you take a ceramic knife since it will last longer.

J.A. Henckels International 31161-201 CLASSIC Chef's Knife, 8 Inch, Black
  • Made in Spain
  • Fabricated from high quality German stainless steel. Handle length - 4.72 inch
  • Fully forged construction offers durability and a seamless transition from blade to handle
  • Professional, satin finished blade boasts Precision cutting and is finely honed for long lasting sharpness
  • Ergonomic, traditional triple rivet handle gives balance and comfort
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WÜSTHOF Classic 8 Inch Chef’s Knife,Black,8-Inch
  • KITCHEN WORKHORSE – The WÜSTHOF 8” Classic Chef’s Knife is essential for preparing any meal. This all-purpose cook’s knife can be used for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing
  • WÜSTHOF CLASSIC SERIES – The full Tang, Triple Riveted handles of the classic line offer the widest range of cutlery that can satisfy every home cook or professional chef. The WÜSTHOF classic...
  • CHEF’S KNIFE – Features an 8” long blade, 4.5” long handle and weighs 8.5 ounce Full Bolster and Finger Guard, German Made Cook’s Knife. Ergonomic handle design made from a long-lasting...
  • PRECISION FORGED – The 8” Chef’s Knife is forged from a single block of high carbon stainless steel and tempered to 58-degree HRC. The Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) yields a blade that is...
  • ENTURIES OF TRADITION – Family owned for seven generations, WÜSTHOF was founded in Solingen, Germany over 200 years ago. WÜSTHOF’s cutlery carries the Solingen name, a designation reserved for...

2. Carving Knife

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Carving Knife is a bit longer and thinner than a chef’s knife, so it’s an ideal knife when you want to cut some bigger piece of roasted meat. These knives are popular all over the world, since the food will not stick to the knife thanks to its narrow blade, and each piece will be perfectly straight and accurate. You can even use it for filleting very large fish. Carving Knife comes in sizes ranging from 8 up to 14 inches.

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Wüsthof CLASSIC Two Piece Carving Set, One Size, Black, Stainless Steel
  • WÜSTHOF CLASSIC SERIES – 2 Piece Carving Knife with full tang triple riveted synthetic polypropylene handles that resist fading, discoloration, heat and impact. The WÜSTHOF Classic Series has been...
  • PRECISION FORGED – WÜSTHOF's Classic Series Knives are forged from a single block of High Carbon Stainless Steel and tempered to 58-degree HRC. The Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) yields a blade...
  • WÜSTHOF KNIFE SET – The Two Piece Hollow Edge Carving Set includes a 6" Carving Fork and 8" Hollow Edge Carving Knife
  • DURABLE – WÜSTHOF Cutlery is crafted to resist corrosion and dulling. This German made Kitchen Knife set Comes with a limited Lifetime Warranty
  • CENTURIES OF TRADITION – Family owned for seven generations, WÜSTHOF was founded in Solingen, Germany over 200 years ago. WÜSTHOF’s cutlery carries the Solingen name, a designation reserved for...
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BLACK+DECKER 9-Inch Electric Carving Knife, Black,
  • 9-Inch Stainless Steel Blades
  • Comfort Grip Handle - The ergonomic handle gives added control during slicing
  • Dishwasher-Safe Removable Parts
  • Safety Lock Button - Prevents the knife from turning on while it's plugged in
  • Blade Release Button - Unlocks the blades for easy removal

3. Boning Knife

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When it comes to this kind of knife, you should first pay attention to the flexibility of the blade. This is important since it allows the metal to follow the contours of the bone or the fillet of a fish easily and it makes this knife flexible. When it comes to the size of the boning knives they typically range from 3 to 8 inches in length. There’s another variation of this kind of knife, it is the so-called Japanese kitchen knife. They are thinner, lighter, and sharper, in comparison to the Western boning knives. Considering their characteristics Japanese boning knife can be used for cutting the meat or fish into fillets and extracting the bones from the fish. The pieces are much thinner when you cut them with this knife, but the knife itself is a lot sharper and therefore presents a bigger danger to people who are not so skilled.

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imarku Boning Knife, 6-Inch Fillet Knife with Razor Sharp High Carbon Stainless Steel and Pakkawood...
  • Sharp narrow blade - iMarku Boning Knife is made of high-carbon German stainless steal to provide maximum sharpness, edge retention and corrosion resistance. Properly balanced to allow precise...
  • Outstanding performance - Ultra-sharp German super steel at 56±2 Rockwell hardness for extraordinary performance and long-lasting sharpness. The exceptionally strong and durable blade ensures...
  • Ergonomic pakka handle - The ergonomically designed and polished Pakkawood handle is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, comfortable, and very beautiful. Provides max control of movements with minimum...
  • Hand washing recommended - Rinse and clean the knife thoroughly with a soft cloth. Dishwashing is not recommended as it may damage the precise- cutting edge
  • Lifetime guarantee - Buy with confidence knowing this knife is covered with a 100% SATISFACTION MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE. Try it risk free. No questions asked full refunds. We know you’ll love it
Mercer Culinary Millennia 6-Inch Curved Boning Knife, Blue
  • Ergonomic handle – a combination of Santoprene for comfort and polypropylene for durability
  • Textured finger points provide slip resistance, grip, and safety. Protective finger guard.
  • Hand wash knives for blade edge and surface care
  • The highest quality Japanese steel allows for easy blade maintenance and rapid sharpening for a razor-sharp edge
  • One-piece high-carbon, stain-resistant Japanese steel

4. Paring knife

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A paring knife should definitely be one of the main things on your list of kitchen tools. This small knife is very practical when it comes to peeling, scraping, and cutting up fruit and some kinds of veggies. Don’t use this kind of knife to cut root veggies, such as carrot, parsnip or beets, since the blade can get stuck in the middle of this kind of ingredient, so it can be a cause of some injuries.

Mercer Culinary Millennia 3.5-Inch Paring Knife, Black
  • Ergonomic handle – a combination of Santoprene for comfort and polypropylene for durability
  • Textured finger points provide slip resistance, grip, and safety. Protective finger guard.
  • Hand wash knives for blade edge and surface care
  • The highest quality Japanese steel allows for easy blade maintenance and rapid sharpening for a razor-sharp edge
  • One-piece high-carbon, stain-resistant Japanese steel
DALSTRONG - Gladiator Series - Forged German Thyssenkrupp High-Carbon Steel - Paring Knife (2.75"...
  • Outstanding craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, stunning design elements, and premium materials. Peak performance has never looked so good at this price. With a blade shape resembling that of a...
  • Incredibly razor sharp paring knife, full-tang, imported high-carbon German steel with a hand polished edge at 14-16 degrees per side. Precisely tempered and stain resistant. The ultimate paring...
  • Award winning design, with satisfying heft, premium materials and quality feel. Luxury black G10 handle is triple-riveted with a grip that ensures comfort and maneuverability. Laminated and polished...
  • A paring knife engineered to perfection at 56+ Rockwell hardness and hand polished to a satin finish. Carefully tapered for improved hardness, flexibility, and minimal slicing resistance. Tall blade...
  • See why thousands of professional chefs and home cooks love and trust the DALSTRONG DIFFERENCE. 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, try it risk free, we know you'll love it!

5. Bread knife or Serrated Knife

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Bread knives are also multipurpose kind of knives. This knife can be used for cutting bread, cakes, and if you are skilled enough, it can even be used for cutting meat. Bread knives are usually 7 to 10 inches long. This kind of knife is very recognizable since its blades are narrow and always serrated.

Cuisinart C77TR-8BD Triple Rivet Collection 8" Bread Knife, Black
  • Superior high-carbon stainless steel blades for precision and accuracy
  • Forged, durable extra-wide safety bolster for perfect stability and control
  • Stainless steel rivets to secure the full-tang blade to the ergonomically designed handle
  • Comes with blade guard
  • Lifetime warranty
Zelite Infinity Bread Knife 10 Inch - Comfort-Pro Series - German High Carbon Stainless Steel -...
  • BEST IN CLASS: This razor sharp, visually appealing, minimal slicing resistance, satisfying heft, premier bread knife makes an ideal gift for any chef. The 10-inch (25.4cm) full-tang razor-sharp...
  • HIGHEST QUALITY GERMAN STEEL BLADES: The ThyssenKrupp high carbon stainless steel blade provides you with top of the line, long lasting performance. The use of this high quality blade means that your...
  • EXTREME COMFORT: The full tang, ergonomic safe grip knife has been expertly forged with a rounded large black handle and a rare tapered bolster. This provides you with perfect balance, offering...
  • VALUE & PERFORMANCE: Designed with an extra-sharp, serrated, wavy tooth thin edge at 18-degrees, this is a knife that will NEVER need sharpening. This ensures long lasting cutter performance - taking...
  • 100% SATISFACTION or MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - TRY IT RISK FREE: Offering a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects (only if purchased direct from 'Zelite Infinity' - check item is "sold by...

6. The Steak Knife

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Another practical kind of knife is a steak knife, which is mostly used as a table knife. It’s a smaller variation in comparison to the bread knife, and the tip of the blade is very sharp. But you can also find this kind of knife with non-serrated edges. Since steak knives are small, it can also be used for cutting some salads or for spreading butter over a slice of bread.

8 Triple Rivet 4.5" Steak Knife Set, Black
  • Set of 8 premium 4.5" blade steak knives.
  • Full tang and triple riveted handle to provide balance for strength and comfortable grip.
  • Knives made from 420 grade stainless steel.
  • Dishwasher safe but hand wash recommended.
  • Micro-serrated edges of the knife never need sharpening.
IMUSA USA Woodlook IMU-73056 4.5" Stainless Steel Steak Knife Handle
  • 4.5" Steak Knife
  • Stainless Steel (Rust-Proof) Blade
  • Ergonomic Handle For Comfortable Control
  • Unique Woodlook on Handle
  • Sharp Blade For Easy Cutting

7. Knife Sharpener

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The knife sharpener is a very important part of your knife set, to prolong the sharpness of your knives. It can be made from steel, whetstone, or handheld electric sharpener. It is best to buy a knife sharpener from the same manufacturer you got your knives from since the hardness of the steel of the knife can differ from brand to brand.

2-in-1 Kitchen Knife Accessories: 3-Stage Knife Sharpener Helps Repair, Restore and Polish Blades...
  • 3-Step Knife Sharpening System: With our incredible 3-slot system, we’re revolutionizing the art of knife sharpening! The 1st diamond sharpening rod repairs and straightens damaged blades before the...
  • Easy to Use: Whether you’re right or left-handed, the ergonomic handle allows you to restore your cooking knives in a matter of seconds! Simply place the blade in each of the slots and gently pull...
  • Cut-Resistant Glove Included: At Kitchellence, we put the safety of our customers above all else. Designed with a non-slip base, our kitchen knife sharpener offers comfortable control while you work....
  • Premium Quality: With our professional knife sharpener kit, you don’t have to be a chef to cook like one! Crafted from solid ABS plastic, it’s strong, durable and designed to last a lifetime. Made...
  • Shop Risk Free: We’re so confident that you’ll love our knife sharpening kit, we’re backing each order with our unconditional money back guarantee! If you are not completely satisfied, simply...
Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener, 2 stage, Black
  • The product is electric knife sharpener
  • Easy to use
  • The product is manufactured in china
  • Two-stage sharpening system quickly and easily sharpens most any non-serrated blade for professional results in the convenience of your home. (Presto knife sharpener is 120 Volts)
  • No guess sharpening; precision blade guides position the knife at the ideal sharpening angle for perfect results every time

The following knife set brands were the best-selling brands in 2020. over Amazon site:

When it comes to knives it doesn’t matter if you cook on a daily basis or just a couple of times during the year. You need to have at least some kind of a basic set of knives in your kitchen if you want to prepare delicious meals without much struggle. Remember that the brand isn’t so important, as the feeling you get when you hold a knife in your hand.

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