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A good, reliable set of knives is essential to any kitchen.
We consulted metallurgists, chefs, and butcher Pat LaFrieda to find the best knife sets out there.
Wusthof's set is our top pick because it comes with most knives you need, a honing steel, and shears.
Whether you're prepping go-to recipes in your home kitchen or working on the line at the latest Michelin-starred restaurant, having good knives is essential. But you don't need many: Between a chef's knife and a paring knife, you can chop, slice, dice, cube, mince, brunoise, chiffonade, julienne, and more. Beyond those two, you'll probably want a bread knife, and depending on how much meat and poultry you cook, you may consid...