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Amazon Has Early Black Friday Deals on Beloved Knife Sets

Amazon Has Early Black Friday Deals on Beloved Knife Sets

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A great chef’s knife is one of the most important tools for a home chef to have in the kitchen. It dictates everything from how finely you can slice and mince to how clean and beautiful your presentation can be. The only thing better than having a sharp, reliable chef’s knife is owning a knife block set full of every type of blade you’ll ever need. 

It can be a little tricky, however, to figure out which knife block is right for you: Should you go with a large set with every type of knife under the sun or a smaller, more basic block? The bargain or the splurge? Which one will best match your countertop and overall decor? And should you go for the one with the built-in sharpener or the bonus kitchen shears? 

We scoured the knife block sets on Amazon to find the best ones on sale, according to the reviewers who love them and the reputation each brand has for excellence. Below, you’ll find the eight best across categories like “best for new cooks,” “best rated,” and more. 

Here are the eight best knife block sets on sale at Amazon:

Best with Steak Knives: Master Maison 19-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

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Many knife blocks come with all the bells and whistles, like a sharpening steel, shears and steak knives, but this 19-piece set from Master Maison comes with eight of the latter—something virtually unheard of. 

Best Unique Display: Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Set

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While most of these sets (and pretty much all others) come in a wooden or hard plastic block, this set from Mercer Culinary is displayed in a unique tempered glass block that displays not only the knife handles, but the blades themselves, too.

Best Self-Sharpening: Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15-Piece Knife Block Set

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Knife block sets often come with a sharpening steel that gives you the ability to manually sharpen your knives. You can also buy a sharpening stone or a handheld sharpener, which both run the gamut price-wise. But this block has built-in sharpeners inside every slot, which automatically sharpens the knives when they’re taken in or of the block itself. 

Best Rated: McCook 15-Piece Knife Sets

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There’s a chance that you might not be familiar with McCook’s top-selling knives, but more than 12,000 five-star raters on Amazon are—and that’s a higher count than any other set on this list. Those ratings are tied to reviews that only have good things to say about this incredibly priced ″excellent high quality,” knife block set, so you can feel confident about this purchase.

Best Upgrade: Zwilling Twin Signature 19-pc Kitchen Knife Set

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If you’re here to find a replacement knife block set, look no further than this one from Zwilling. The brand has been synonymous with high-quality knives since 1731, so we know they put out a set that’s built to perform for a very long time. This one in particular is pricey, but it’s also the biggest discount we could find at 56% off the original price, so now is the time to make this move. 

Best for Gifting: Henckels Statement 15-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

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Henckels—which is part of the aforementioned Zwilling family of knives—is another favorite among professional chefs and home cooks alike. This set is not only beautiful in its hardwood block, but the 15 knives included here are all forged from German stainless steel and are made to last a lifetime, a win-win for gifting, especially at this price. 

Best Value: Farberware 18-Piece Never Needs Sharpening Knife Block Set

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Farberware is another brand that has proven itself in our kitchens for generations, so it’s safe to say that the more than 1,600 five-star ratings this knife block has aren’t wrong. The set includes 18 total pieces, like a chef’s knife, boning knife, bread knife and cheese knife, plus kitchen shears and a serving fork, all for $21. 

Best For New Cooks: Cuisinart 15-Piece Triple Rivet Collection Knife Block Set

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This Cuisinart set won our “best for new cooks” award because it comes with 15 pieces, just enough to get you used to the particular functions of different knives without overwhelming you with things you don’t need, plus it’s at a more affordable price point than many other brands without sacrificing quality. One shopper said it themselves in their review by calling these knives a “really good starter set.”

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