Kitchen Knife Reviews

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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

CompanyDescriptionBladePriceRatingReview
J.A. Henckels International Classic Chef's KnifeForged German Stainless Steel$60A+Read Review
Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s KnifeStamped European Stainless Steel$44A-Read Review
Mercer Culinary Genesis Chef's KnifeForged$35Coming Soon!
Zyliss Chef's KnifeForged$30Coming Soon!
Opelware Chef's KnifeForged$10Coming Soon!
White Cook Chef's KnifeForged$38Coming Soon!
Greener Chef Japanese Chef's KnifeForged Japanese VG-10 Stainless Steel$52Coming 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.

CompanyDescriptionBladePriceRatingReview
Opinel Le Petit Chef KnifeStainless Steel$35A+Read Review
Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife SetNylon$9ARead Review
StarPack Nylon Kitchen Knife SetNylon$9ARead Review
Kai Little Chef Club Children’s Stainless Steel KnifeStainless Steel$14B+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.

Scoring Tiers

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.