Buying kitchen knives can be an overwhelming process with all the various options available. I want to help you discover, research, and select knives that meet your needs, desires, and budget. I expect the best for my kitchen, and I want to help you find the best for yours also. Below is a list of knives that I have personally researched, analyzed, and tested to provide a complete and thorough opinion.
If there’s a kitchen knife review you’d like to see that’s not listed below please send me an email via my contact form!
Kitchen Knife Reviews
|J.A. Henckels International Classic Chef's Knife||Forged German Stainless Steel||$60||A+||Read Review|
|Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife||Stamped European Stainless Steel||$44||A-||Read Review|
|Mercer Culinary Genesis Chef's Knife||Forged||$35||Coming Soon!|
|Zyliss Chef's Knife||Forged||$30||Coming Soon!|
|Opelware Chef's Knife||Forged||$10||Coming Soon!|
|White Cook Chef's Knife||Forged||$38||Coming Soon!|
Kids Kitchen Knife Reviews
Kitchen knives can be intimidating and quite scary to children. It can even be a hesitation point for parents when kids want to help out in the kitchen. There are several options to get them started, but which one is best for your child? I take a look at some of the top kids chef knifes and provide my review of each so that you can make an informed decision.
|Opinel Le Petit Chef Knife||Stainless Steel||$35||A+||Read Review|
|Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set||Nylon||$9||A||Read Review|
|StarPack Nylon Kitchen Knife Set||Nylon||$9||A||Read Review|
|Kai Little Chef Club Children’s Stainless Steel Knife||Stainless Steel||$14||B+||Read Review|
Review Focus Areas
Materials / Construction – I look at the materials of the knife blade and handle along with how each is constructed to form the knife.
Design – A knife’s design tell a lot about it and its intended purpose. Does the knife have ergonomic features? How does the handle feel in your hand? Is the knife balanced?
Durability – I see how well the knife holds up under various uses. Not only do I examine the sharpness of the edge, I also keep a close eye on the handle and blade overall.
Cleaning and Maintenance – Knives are not maintenance free. Well, unless you do not want to the last very long. They require that you take care of them by properly washing, honing, and sharpening. I examine each knife to see what it take to keep it at its peek performance level. Learn more about how to care for kitchen knives.
Warranty – It important to see if a company backs their product. If they don’t then I get a little leery about purchasing their knives.
All kitchen knife reviews are scored using a 1-5 star rating system. This star scoring system is converted to a percentage. Lastly, these final score percentages are used to determine a standard A, B, C grading scale. The grading scale is as follows:
- A+ – 97-100 – the very best of the best
- A – 93-96 – exceptional
- A- – 90-92 – great
- B+ – 87-89 – very good
- B – 83-86 – good
- B- – 80-82 – above average
- C+ – 77-79 – slightly above average
- C – 73-76 – average
- C- – 70-72 – mediocre
Any kitchen knives that do not score at least a 70% will not be listed.