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A kitchen is incomplete without a knife set. It is widely argued that a chef’s knife, a paring knife, and a serrated knife can cater to all your culinary needs. However, investing in a kitchen set that has a wide array of knives, an elegant knife block, and a decent design can really increase the overall aesthetic of your kitchen.

Adding on, it would make your day-to-day cooking even more fun.  Irrelevant of the fact that you are a seasoned chef or someone who cooks on daily basis, having a sharp set of knives makes your kitchen tasks easier and safer. Did you know that a dull knife is far more dangerous than a sharp knife? This is because inappropriate cutting angles can lead to risky and hazardous situations. Thus, it is of vital importance that you invest in a kitchen set.

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Following are some of the best kitchen knife sets that you should definitely consider if you are planning on to invest in kitchen knife set.

There’s a bewildering range of kitchen knife sets available on the market. Each has its own unique characteristics and some even have additional features to increase the utility of the consumer. 

Chicago Cutlery Fusion Knife Set

The main reason for starting with this kitchen knife set is that it has got it all. By this it means that this is a seventeen-piece knife set that has all sorts of knives and tools that you would ever need in your kitchen.

The set includes a 7 3/4-inch chef’s knife, a 7 3/4-inch serrated bread knife, a 7-inch santoku knife, 5-inch santoku knife, 5-inch utility knife, 3 1/4-inch paring knife, eight 4 1/2-inch steak knives, a sharpening steel and chop assist.

With a classic and heavy knife block made out of chestnut-stained wood, this brings us to a total of seventeen. Apart from being such an extensive kitchen knife set, there are a number of reasons to buy this set of knives. To begin with, it is made of high-quality stainless steel that is rust-resistant.  Moreover, the forged blades are supported by ergonomic handles that ensure comfort and precision cutting. The knives are extremely reliable and are beautifully crafted.  The most amazing and unexpected thing about this knife set is that it has an extremely economical price point. Hence, it won’t even go heavy on your pocket.

Zwilling Pro Knife Block Set

Second, on the list is this seven-piece knife set which by no means is less than the one mentioned above. While the number of pieces on this kitchen knife set are half that of the Chicago Cutlery Set but the blades are razor-sharp, durable, and extremely elegant in design. The set includes an 8-inch chef’s knife, a 4-inch paring knife, a 5 1/2-inch prep knife, an 8-inch bread knife, sharpening steel, and a 16-slot hardwood bamboo block. Zwilling’s is a brand long known for its excellence.

They have been making knifes from as long as 1731. As a result, the knives a representation of extreme craftsmanship acquired through years of experience.

Consequently, it can be seen that great emphasis has been the user experience and design of the knives. These knives not only ensure that you swiftly dice, slice or chop through food items but safety is also maintained. The box also claims that these come with curved and ergonomic bolsters that support the “professional pinch grip” and allow for both western and Asian culinary techniques. This knife set can surely be a great investment.

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Wüsthof Classic Ikon Block Knife Set

This luxurious kitchen knife set can be a real treat to a chef. It is a seven-piece set based upon an 8-inch chef’s knife, 3 1/2-inch paring knife, 6-inch utility knife, 8-inch bread knife, kitchen shears a 9-inch honing steel and a 15-slot cherry block. The German design of these knives are a symbol of elegance and craftsmanship. The knives feature a full tang blade with riveted ergonomic handles on both sides.

Made from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, these blades are durable, wear-resistant, and super sharp. The design of the bolster/handle provides a sturdy grip to its users and has an impressive balance. Moreover, the knife block has a solid construction so that you can store your knives safely within for as long as you want. This knife set can surely qualify as one of the best kitchen knife sets to have.

Calphalon Classic Knife Block Set

You can never go wrong with a kitchen set like this. The Calphalon kitchen set shares the same set of qualities as most of the other kitchen knife sets on the list but it has an added feature which can be of great use. The knife block of this kitchen set is designed in a manner that it has integrated knife sharpeners. As odd as it sounds, it is true. Every time you pull your knife out or place it in, it will be sharpened using the diamond abrasives carefully engineered into the slots of the knife block.

This essentially means that the knives would not go dull even after years of use. The company places great attention to detail. Apart from a sharpener, each knife is labeled on the handle so that you do not confuse the knife and quickly grab one to do your kitchen tasks. A knife set like this is surely a great addition to your kitchen and apparently, it seems like you only need to spend money once and the knife block would take care of the rest.

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Shun Classic Slim Knife Block Set:

Shun is a Japanese company and Japanese blades are known for their razor sharpness. The knife set features Damascus stainless steel blades that are perfect for cutting through meat and chopping vegetables. More importantly, these are extremely durable and do not wear out easily. The wooden handles add a great balance to the overall structure of the knives. The three knives in the set are an 8-inch chef’s knife, 3 1/2-inch paring knife and 7-inch santoku knife. other than this, it also includes a dark wood knife block, honing steel and kitchen shears.

The knives are of exceptional quality and may leave behind most of its counterparts in results but the reason for which it was not placed in the upper spectrum is its price. The price of the set is relatively for a knife set that only has three sets. If it was not for the price Shun Classic can straightforwardly move to the second spot on the list. 

Misen Essentials Knife Set:

All the aforementioned knife sets were either extensive or luxurious but this minimalistic knife set only consists of three pieces, a chef’s knife, a paring knife and a serrated knife. This combination of three is expected to tackle all of your kitchen needs while being not too heavy on your budget. The high-quality premium steel that is forged into these blades is durable, corrosion resistant and can handle beatings on a daily.

The handles are also well designed keeping in mind the need for comfort and good grip a chef needs while working with the knives. The company offers three colors, blue, black and gray. Moreover, you can also order a knife storage block which is sold separately.

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Vremi 10-Piece Colorful Knife Set

Placed last on the list, this kitchen knife is inexpensive when it comes to the best kitchen knife sets available on the market. Providing great value to money in accordance with its price, these knife sets can great for a student or those that occasionally work in the kitchen. This kitchen knife set does not come with a knife block, which is also a reason to place it last on the list. Instead, the package features colorful matching sheaths that would safely allow you to store knives and keep them organized. While these knives might not be anywhere near all of the knives previously mentioned but they are still better than not having a kitchen set at all.

When you have purchased a knife set you should know that taking care of these knives is equally important. While almost all the knife sets come with a knife block, you can try out other innovative products such as a magnetic knife rack to store your knives. You should make sure that your knives are clean and remain sharp. You can get your knife sharpened from the respective company or sharpen them at home using a knife sharpener. Keeping your knife cleans not only protects it from stains but also delays the aging process. You can place your knives into a dishwasher or clean them by hand as well. A side note to add here is that if you want to preserve the quality of your knives do not throw them into the dishwasher rather handwash them gently.

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