Great kitchen knives are worth investing in and upgrading from time to time. Even if you’re not much of a chef, having a variety of capable cutting tools makes everything easier — from chopping up fruit to making a feast.
However, picking a set of knives can be daunting. You want a set that’s minimal yet complete with each kind of knife, but that can vary based off your cooking habits and who you ask. Some chefs only use two or three knives, but many non-professionals like a wide variety of blades for different jobs.
To help find the perfect knife set, we rounded up 9 of the highest-rated sets that you can order right now on Amazon. There are options for experienced chefs and newbies alike, and some also make great housewarming gifts as well.
1. Cuisinart C55-01
Don’t let this brightly-colored set of knives from Cuisinart fool you. It’s the highest-rated kitchen knife sets on Amazon with over 3,700 reviews and a 4.6-star rating to boot. The six-piece non-stick, stainless steel set is all you really need, even if you don’t cook all that often. And at this price, why not?
2. Utopia Kitchen Knife Set
Looking for a minimal set of blades? Go for this highly affordable knife set from Utopia Kitchen. It comes with 5 essential knives, including a chef’s knife, a bread knife and a carving knife. They come in a translucent acrylic stand that adds a modern touch to your kitchen, and with over 3,000 reviews it’s very highly-rated. Happy customers say the knives are easy to clean, super sharp and look great in the clear stand.
3. Home Hero Stainless Steel Knife Set
Home Hero’s all-in-one set is one of Amazon’s Choice picks for kitchen knives and includes a handful of bonuses, like six steak knives, a knife sharpener and a vegetable peeler. The usual knives you’d expect in a set are included, as well as scissors, a pizza knife and even a cheese knife.
4. Cuisinart C77SS Knife Set
With over 2,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, the Cuisinart C77SS knife set is another Amazon’s Choice for knife sets. The high-carbon stainless steel blades are said to be more precise and accurate and sharper than other models on the market.
5. AmazonBasics Premium Knife Set
By cutting out the middleman, Amazon’s Basics brand offers value that other brands cannot. This kitchen knife set is no exception with 18 high-quality knives, including an 8-inch chef’s knife, a 6-inch boning knife and 8 steak knives. The set also looks great in any kitchen thanks to a simple wood block and classic black handles.
6. J.A. Henckels 15-piece Knife Set
J.A. Henckels has been in the knife game since 1731, and this 15-piece set hits all the right marks with its assortment of knives and accessories. If you don’t believe us, just check out the hundreds of reviews and 4.5-star rating on Amazon.
7. Stoneboomer 14-piece Kitchen Knife Set
Similar to Home Hero’s set, Stoneboomer’s set of stainless steel knives come in silver and are encased in a clear block. However, unlike the Home Hero set, which includes a 2-stage sharpener, Stoneboomer opts for a standard sharpening steel. According to over 1,300 happy patrons, the knives are worth having in your kitchen.
8. Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18pc Block Set
If you’re somewhat serious about your kitchen knife game, then Chicago Cutlery’s 18-piece set may very well be your ideal first set. Each blade is forged from high-carbon stainless steel and the entire set comes with a lifetime warranty. There are eight varying types of blades and eight steak knives, in addition to the sharpening steel and wooden block. It’s also got over 1,700 reviews and a 4.3-star rating on Amazon.
9. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Knife Block Set
This premium set of knives also comes from J.A. Henckels, and if you can afford it, we highly recommend shelling out the extra dough. Not only are the knives sharper and more well-balanced than the less expensive options, but they’ll last longer too (justifying the higher price tag). You can choose between a 7, 11 or 19 piece set depending on what you need, but if you ever have dinner parties, we suggest the full 19 piece set with high-quality steak knives to impress your guests.