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Best Kitchen Knives

Whether you’re looking for best brand recommendations, like Wusthof, Henckels or Shun, best value knives or cutlery ideas for stocking your kitchen, we’ve found the best for your needs. Also check out our Kitchen Knife Basics section for descriptions on the best knives of every kind.

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Fun and Functional Kitchen Knives: Watermelon Knife

Fun and Functional Kitchen Knives: Watermelon Knife

Kitchen knives are an awfully utilitarian lot: cold as steel, kitchen cutlery means business, and there’s generally not a lot of room for playing in this crowd. Happily, that’s not always the case. Kuhn Rikon makes a number of brightly colored knives that are a drastic departure from run-of-the-mill stainless steel, while still being made [...]

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Using a Cleaver: How to Prepare Spare Ribs

Using a Cleaver: How to Prepare Spare Ribs

Using a cleaver to prepare spare ribs = happiness on the bone. There really isn’t anything that activates man’s primal instincts like eating meat right off the bone. When you get right down to it, if you take away the internet, satellite TV and cars that run on imagination alone, we are all still animals, [...]

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The Best Kitchen Knives for Cutting Tricky Summer Fruits

The Best Kitchen Knives for Cutting Tricky Summer Fruits

Don’t let anyone tell you kitchen knives aren’t seasonal. In the warm summer months, I always look forward to the arrival of the more exotic fruits at my local farmers market. Aromatic, bright and lively, these fruits can add amazing depth of flavor and sweetness to salads or sauces, and are great as a snack [...]

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Wusthof Classic Cook’s Knife: Kitchen Tested

A few months ago, my friend Fabian mentioned he was looking for a new chef’s knife, which we’ve already touted as the “M.V.P.” of the cutlery block. I said to him, “Fabian, you’ve come to the right place.” I channeled my inner knife guru and started digging through our assortment, sending him our most popular [...]

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Knife of the Week: Kyocera’s Black Ceramic Chef’s Knife is a Beauty

Knife of the Week: Kyocera’s Black Ceramic Chef’s Knife is a Beauty

There’s something irresistable about a gorgeous piece of cutlery.  And more often than not, they’re made with excellence in mind.  This week, we’re calling out Kyocera’s black ceramic beauty of a chef’s knife.  Unlike even it’s high-end steel counterparts, the zirconium oxide blade resists staining, rust and wear (it’s not as maleable as steel and holds its [...]

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Best Cutlery Sets from Wusthof to Henckels International

Best Cutlery Sets from Wusthof to Henckels International

Cooks are divided on the subject of cutlery sets. One side believes only a few knives are necessary for all of your cooking needs and the other loves every special tailored use of the different knives in a block. As with many things in life, there is no clear-cut right or wrong answer to this [...]

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Best Luxury Kitchen Knives & Equipment from Wusthof, Global & Shun + More

Sometimes dropping a big wad of cash on a worthy investment is the right thing to do. We stand behind these bigger ticket items as knives that will last you your life (with the proper care, of course). We’ve put together our own “dream” set of kitchen knives. Global Santoku Knife A Santoku knife should [...]

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