Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Cooking dinner at home can be a meditative way to wind down at the end of the day. There’s a particular sense of calm that comes from wielding a chef’s knife in your kitchen and chopping through the list of ingredients from that day’s recipe. But if that knife is dull, blunt, and can’t cut a tomato without squishing it into the cutting board, only frustration will ensue. That’s why it’s important-and worth it-to invest in a quality set of knives.
To buy: J.A. Henckels International Classic Knife Block Set, $200 (originally $493) at amazon.com
The shopper-loved 16-piece J.A. Henckels International Classic Knife Block Set comes with a 4-inch paring knife, utility knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, 7-inch fork, 8-inch carving knife, 8-inch chef’s knife, eight 4-inch steak knives, 9-inch sharpening steel, pair of kitchen shears, and, of course, a hardwood knife block.
Aside from the steak knives, each knife features a satin finish blade that’s made of German stainless steel by craftsmen in Spain and is “honed for long lasting sharpness,” according to the brand. The handles were designed to feel light but easy to grip onto, and to make life even easier, each piece of cutlery is dishwasher safe. But the brand isn’t alone in singing its knives’ praises.
“Outstanding knives,” one shopper titied their review. “Some of the best knives I have ever used. The knives also have a good weight and are very well made. I’ve wasted my money on cheap knives in the past and will not do so again.”
Shop More Amazon Prime Day 2021 Deals: