3 Best Kitchen Knife Sets on Amazon, According to Hundreds of Rave Reviews

Whether you're slicing into a juicy steak or chopping veggies, a reliable knife set is essential in the kitchen. But how do you know which knives are best for your culinary needs? We scoured Amazon reviews and selected our top three knife sets to help narrow your search. From knife block sets with a sharpener to color-coded cutlery, these are the kitchen knives Amazon customers love—and there's one for every budget.

18-piece kitchen knife set with pine wood block photo

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Chicago Cutlery Knife Set: Best Overall with 1,000+ Five-Star Reviews

This 18-piece knife set contains the four types of knives every kitchen needs—chef, bread, paring, and slicing—but it also features a santoku for mincing, dicing, and chopping; a peeling knife; eight steak knives; and a sharpener to prevent the stainless steel blades from getting dull. The included pine block not only organizes all the knives, but it also looks gorgeous on display. Place it on your counter to always have your cutlery within reach while cooking.

To Buy: $103; amazon.com

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18-piece stainless steel kitchen knife set photo

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AmazonBasics Knife Block Set: Best Value with 450+ Five-Star Reviews

If you're looking for a gift for the budding chef (or starting out on your own culinary journey) then the AmazonBasics knife set is a must. Another 18-piece stainless steel collection, it features precision-formed blades, finely sharpened edges, and triple-riveted handles for a comfortable grip. The knives are also weighted, which means they'll feel balanced in your hand to provide better control while you're slicing and dicing.

To Buy: $62 (usually $65); amazon.com

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Color-coated Cuisinart knife set photo

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Cuisinart Color Collection Knife Set: Best Bargain with 2,600+ Five Star Reviews

Color-coded to help prevent cross-contamination (and to help you remember which knife is which), this Cuisinart Knife set stands out from the rest. Many Amazon reviewers appreciate the non-stick ceramic coating and $19 price point. One happy customer especially loves the safety guards. "I don't have to worry about my kids reaching in the drawer and grabbing a knife blade, nor do I; and I like I don't have to use a knife block. These fit nicely in my drawer."

To Buy: $19; amazon.com

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