The 10 Best Cutlery Sets for Any Kitchen

Why invest in a good cutlery set for your kitchen? Well, there are tons of compelling reasons. Most tasks you'll perform in your kitchen are easily accomplished so long as you've got the right knife on hand. Each blade is designed for a specific purpose. So what is what - and why does it matter?

A complete cutlery set will have a chef's knife, a utility knife, paring knives, a boning knife, a bread knife, a steak knife, a cleaver, and kitchen shears. Some of them have pretty obvious uses. A bread knife? You slice bread with it. And others have more than one use: the chef's knife can be used for just about every cutting task in the kitchen; it can chop lots of different foods! Paring knives, meanwhile, are great for cutting and peeling fruits and veggies.

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Basically, everything in a cutlery set is there for a reason. And while a great set may cost more than a little money, it's worth the investment if you're big on meal prep! Even if meal prep isn't your favorite thing, we've all got to do it, which means sooner or later you'll need a good set of knives.

So we've put together a list of Amazon's best cutlery sets. Here, you can skip the part where you sort through a thousand different options. Get right down to the best of the best! Keep on scrolling and see what Amazon has to offer; you won't be disappointed.

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AmazonBasics Premium 18-Piece Kitchen Knife Block Set

All of the knives in this trusty set are full tang triple-riveted, with ergonomic handles to ensure comfort and control while you use them! Plus, their high-quality stainless steel blades are designed to stay sharp for a longer amount of time.

LivingKit Knife Block Set

The ergonomically designed stainless steel handles of all these knives provide comfort to the holder, and it's a 14-piece set. Included are: an 8" chef knife, an 8" bread knife, an 8" slicer knife, a 5" utility knife, a 3.5" paring knife, a 4.5" steak knife, a sharpener, shears, and a rubber wood block.

Chicago Cutlery Essentials Stainless Steel Knife Block Set

This 15-piece set includes a 3-inch peeling knife, 3-1/2-inch paring knife, 4-1/2-inch serrated fruit knife, 4-3/4-inch serrated utility knife, 5-inch Santoku knife, 7-inch Santoku knife, 8-inch scalloped bread knives, kitchen shears, six serrated steak knives, and a woodblock. It's quite the set!

Chicago Cutlery Malden 16 Piece Knife Block Set

This knife set features contemporary knives and a handsome black-finish woodblock, which together create quite the striking effect in your kitchen! And, of course, the blades themselves are high-performance, so you're getting what you pay for!

J.A. Henckels International Statement Knife Block Set

This handsome twelve-piece set includes a 3-inch paring knife, 7-inch hollow-edge Santoku knife, 8-inch bread knife, 8-inch chef's knife, six 4.5-inch steak knives, 9-inch sharpening steel, and a hardwood knife block.

Sabatier Self-Sharpening Edgekeeper Pro 12-Piece Knife Block Set

No need to worry about re-sharpening this knife set! Each knife slot on the woodblock features a built-in knife sharpener that automatically hones the cutlery every time the knives are removed or placed back into the block.

Cuisinart C77SS-15P Graphix Collection 15-Piece Cutlery Knife Block Set

The knives on this Cuisinart set are all equipped with superior stainless steel blades for precision cutting, and their handles are ergonomically designed with textured surfaces for comfortable control.

Chicago Cutlery Insignia Steel Matte Bronze 14-piece Block Set

Here's a cutlery set with a look that's different than all the rest; its knives are a handsome bronze! Plus, the block has a built-in sharpener for simple, convenient sharpening.

Home Hero Stainless Steel Knife Set

Looking for something a little more cost-effective? This 13-piece set is only $50, and still includes a full set of professional knives, kitchen scissors, a bonus peeler, a premium quality 2-stage knife sharpener, and a modern knife stand!

Cuisinart C77WTR-15P Classic Forged Triple Rivet

Last (but certainly not least), this set of white-handled and stainless steel knives includes an 8" chef knife, 8" slicing knife, 7" santoku knife, 5.5" utility knife, 3.5" paring knife, 2.75" bird's beak paring knife, 4.5" steak knives (6), 8" sharpening steel, all-purpose household shears, and a wooden block.