Knives

26 Kitchen-Tested Products

Flexible Boning Knives
Published: September 2018
Flexible Boning Knives
A good boning knife can save you money at the meat counter. Which is best?
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Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
Published: January 2017
Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
These dual-use tools are supposed to make pretty garnishes from citrus peels. Bu…
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Serrated Knives
Published: July 2016
Serrated Knives
Why are some knives a pain and others a pleasure? Everything counts, from the nu…
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Steak Knives
Published: July 2015
Steak Knives
Which set of steak knives can really cut it?
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Serrated Paring Knives
Published: May 2015
Serrated Paring Knives
We put the serrated equivalents of our favorite paring knives to the test.
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Grapefruit Knives
Published: March 2015
Grapefruit Knives
Grapefruit knives are designed to section the pulp by hugging the walls and memb…
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Carbon-Steel Knives
Published: November 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
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Chef's Knives
Published: September 2013
Chef's Knives
One chef’s knife has been a champ in our kitchen for nearly two decades. Can any…
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Oyster Knives
Published: May 2012
Oyster Knives
The right one can make a difficult task a lot easier.
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Electric Knives
Published: October 2017
Electric Knives
Motorized cutlery may seem like a 1960s artifact, but we found one newer model t…
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Paring Knives
Published: June 2017
Paring Knives
For precision cuts, call on the (cheap) little guy.
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Slicing/Carving Knives
Published: October 2015
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
Published: May 2012
Shun Professional Electric Whetstone Knife Sharpener
It was twice the price of our favorite electric knife sharpener, but could it pe…
Innovative Cutting Boards
Published: February 2012
Innovative Cutting Boards
New twists on traditional cutting boards promise to streamline food preparation.…
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Vegetable Cleavers
Published: November 2011
Vegetable Cleavers
It won't replace your all-purpose Western chef's knife, but if you chop a lot of…
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Best Buy à La Carte Knife Set
Published: November 2011
Best Buy à La Carte Knife Set
If our Test Kitchen à la carte Knife Set is too expensive for you, we've compile…
Test Kitchen à La Carte Knife Set
Published: November 2011
Test Kitchen à La Carte Knife Set
Instead of wasting money on a set of mediocre knives (half of which you'll never…
Knife Block Sets
Published: November 2011
Knife Block Sets
Nine pieces of matching cutlery, plus a block for easy storage? It could be a ba…
Toss and Chop Salad Scissors
Published: September 2011
Toss and Chop Salad Scissors
This odd-looking pair of large kitchen shears, sports dual spring-loaded curved…
Bagel Slicers
Published: March 2010
Bagel Slicers
If your confidence around serrated knives is questionable, a bagel slicing machi…
AccuSharp Replacement Blades
Published: March 2010
AccuSharp Replacement Blades
Is it worth spending almost as much for replacement blades as you would for a br…
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Chef's Knives, Hybrid-Style
Published: November 2009
Chef's Knives, Hybrid-Style
In Europe, the chef's knife is a sturdy tool that can chop and slice anything. I…
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Lettuce Knives
Published: July 2009
Lettuce Knives
Does this knife deliver on its promise to prevent lettuce from turning brown aft…
Knife Guards
Published: September 2007
Knife Guards
In a crowded drawer, our favorite guard will keep your knives safe.
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Chef's Knives, Innovative
Published: March 2007
Chef's Knives, Innovative
In search of an improved mousetrap, we tested seven knives with innovative desig…
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Butter Measuring Knife
Published: January 2007
Butter Measuring Knife
If you've been annoyed by improperly wrapped sticks of butter—or unmarked blocks…
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