10 Best Kitchen Knives And Knife Sharpeners (2017 Reviews)
Great, sharp kitchen knives are essential in not just the professional’s kitchen, but in any equip kitchen. Quality knives and sharpeners quicken the food preparation process by allowing you to cut with ease, and they are also safer to use. Dull knives require excessive force, making it easier to lose control and cause injury. Creating a clean, safe cut every time is important to any person who spends time making meals.
Buying the right sets and sharpeners can be not only expensive, but also a bit overwhelming to a person with little experience in the kitchen. With the cooking amateur in mind, we’ve completed a list of the best knives and sharpeners to appease the expert chef in all of us!
You’ve spent a bunch of money buying the ultimate cutting tools; don’t throw them in the dishwasher. After excess exposure to heat, water and detergents your blades will wear and dull quickly. Instead, take the time to clean each piece by hand with soap and water. You’ll maintain the quality of your knives longer, as well as the sharpness of the blade.
Price: Approximately $97 on Amazon
As mentioned above, these hand wash only knives have rounded Japanese-style handles. Their resin composition and rust-resistant stainless blades make them heat and water-resistant, thus, maintaining a sharper edge for longer.
Price: Approximately $84 on Amazon
These high carbon stainless steel knives have a harder blade that is resistant to stains and rust. The set’s taper grind edge design offers optimum sharpness, and the cushioned grip provides a non-slip texture that is comfortable and ergonomic.
Price: Approximately $25 on Amazon
This set of knives comes with a tips and guide book that is jammed back with advice. The German stainless-steel blades reportedly never dull. Their handles are slip-free and safe.
Price: Approximately $135 on Amazon
This collection is aesthetically pleasing because it has a tempered glass block. Each piece is high-quality German steel, features no-stain blades and non-slip handles.
Price: Approximately $200 on Amazon
The J.A. Henckels block set includes 18 pieces that have stainless steel blades and ergonomic handles. Their clean black and steel appearance coupled with the wooden block is a nice addition to any kitchen.
Price: Approximately $6 on Amazon
This sharpener’s bottom, which has a v-grip, can be used on both edges and countertops for a perfect sharpening angle every time. This tool has both a coarse and fine option for sharpening accuracy. Its soft grip handle makes it simple and comfortable to use, but please, only use this sharpener on straight edge blades.
Price: Approximately $9 on Amazon
The AccuSharp is the only hand-held tool on the list. This sharpener renews all stainless blades with its diamond-honed tungsten carbide design. While protecting your hand with its comfortable handgrip, place the tool over any knife for a quick solution to sharper blades.
Price: Approximately $27 on Amazon
The Presto sharpener’s design takes the guesswork out of sharpening by positioning the knife at the right angle each time. Its two-part sharpening system, which uses Sapphirite sharpening wheels, professionally sharpens non-serrated edges. The Presto is the only electric sharpener included on our list.
Price: Approximately $12 on Amazon
The Priority Chef Sharpener will sharpen virtually any stainless, straight blade with its two-step system. Step one includes running the knife two to three times through its coarse sharpening option, and the second step refines the blade. The sleek design sits flat on any counter and offers a non-slip base.
Price: Approximately $14 on Amazon
The Harcas also features a two-part system. The tungsten carbide steel blades and ceramic rods sharpen steel knives with expert precision. This tool has a curved, ergonomic handled and is lightweight. Its non-slip base provides safe sharpening on any surface, and it is offered in both white and black.
No matter how you slice it (pun intended) you’ll need both a knife set and a sharpener in your kitchen. Even if you purchase the finest knives on the market, they’ll need some maintenance every now and again. Since the best knives are also the sharpest, make your selections wisely!
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