Knives

32 Kitchen-Tested Products

Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
These dual-use tools are supposed to make pretty garnishes from citrus peels. But were any ready for prime time?
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Steak Knives
Steak Knives
Which set of steak knives can really cut it?
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Serrated Paring Knives
Serrated Paring Knives
We put the serrated equivalents of our favorite paring knives to the test.
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Grapefruit Knives
Grapefruit Knives
Grapefruit knives are designed to section the pulp by hugging the walls and membranes of the fruit as you cut. We put five models to the test.
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Chef’s Knives for Kids
Chef’s Knives for Kids
We tested three different knife solutions that are both safe and age-appropriate for aspiring chefs.
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Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more durable than stainless. But do they really perform better—and are they worth the upk…
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Chef's Knives
Chef's Knives
One chef’s knife has been a champ in our kitchen for nearly two decades. Can any other blade come close to offering what it does—and at a bargain price?
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Meat Cleavers
Meat Cleavers
We wanted a razor-sharp blade and perfect balance.
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Flexible Cutting Mats
Flexible Cutting Mats
We found these to be a perfect supplement to a single cutting board.
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Santoku Knives
Santoku Knives
Is there something better than the classic chef’s knife? We tested 10 of these trendy Japanese knives to find out.
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Oyster Knives
Oyster Knives
The right one can make a difficult task a lot easier.
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Paring Knives
Paring Knives
For precision cuts, call on the (cheap) little guy.
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Serrated Knives
Serrated Knives
Why are some knives a pain and others a pleasure? Everything counts, from the number and shape of the serrations to the width of the blade.
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Slicing/Carving Knives
Slicing/Carving Knives
Want perfect slices at your holiday table? Lose the chef’s knife.
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Shun Professional Electric Whetstone Knife Sharpener
Shun Professional Electric Whetstone Knife Sharpener
It was twice the price of our favorite electric knife sharpener, but could it perform twice as well?
Innovative Cutting Boards
Innovative Cutting Boards
New twists on traditional cutting boards promise to streamline food preparation. Do they?
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Vegetable Cleavers
Vegetable Cleavers
It won't replace your all-purpose Western chef's knife, but if you chop a lot of vegetables, this may be your new go-to knife.
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Best Buy à La Carte Knife Set
Best Buy à La Carte Knife Set
If our Test Kitchen à la carte Knife Set is too expensive for you, we've compiled a list of our favorite inexpensive options.
Test Kitchen à La Carte Knife Set
Test Kitchen à La Carte Knife Set
Instead of wasting money on a set of mediocre knives (half of which you'll never use), you can create your own set of Test Kitchen all stars.
Knife Block Sets
Knife Block Sets
Nine pieces of matching cutlery, plus a block for easy storage? It could be a bargain—or a rip off.
Toss and Chop Salad Scissors
Toss and Chop Salad Scissors
This odd-looking pair of large kitchen shears, sports dual spring-loaded curved blades and a plastic scoop beneath the blades to capture items for slicing. Ca…
Kitchen Shears
Kitchen Shears
Sharp, comfortable shears are a kitchen essential. But do you need to spend $75 for a good pair?
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Bagel Slicers
Bagel Slicers
If your confidence around serrated knives is questionable, a bagel slicing machine might be the answer.
AccuSharp Replacement Blades
AccuSharp Replacement Blades
Is it worth spending almost as much for replacement blades as you would for a brand new sharpener?
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Electric Knives
Electric Knives
Electric knives might seem like relics of the 1960s, but we wanted to see if these knives had any place in the modern kitchen.
Chef's Knives, Hybrid-Style
Chef's Knives, Hybrid-Style
In Europe, the chef's knife is a sturdy tool that can chop and slice anything. In Japan it's a thin, light precision instrument. What happens when East meets We…
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More Essential Kitchen Equipment
More Essential Kitchen Equipment
We rounded up equipment review winners and made a list of kitchen tools that every well-stocked kitchen should have.
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Boning Knives
Boning Knives
When it comes delicate tasks like trimming silver skin from tenderloins or removing the breast from a whole bird, a boning knife is best. Could our old favori…
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Lettuce Knives
Lettuce Knives
Does this knife deliver on its promise to prevent lettuce from turning brown after cutting?
Knife Guards
Knife Guards
In a crowded drawer, our favorite guard will keep your knives safe.
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Chef's Knives, Innovative
Chef's Knives, Innovative
In search of an improved mousetrap, we tested seven knives with innovative designs.
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Butter Measuring Knife
Butter Measuring Knife
If you've been annoyed by improperly wrapped sticks of butter—or unmarked blocks of butter—this measuring knife can be a real convenience.
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