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Best Kitchen Knives for Home Cooks

Upgrading your everyday knife set will change the way you feel about cooking at home. Not only do top-rated knives help you to chop more evenly and precisely, but they also cut through your ingredients quicker, saving you valuable time in the kitchen. Browse Williams Sonoma's collection of the best kitchen knives of 2019 to add these professional tools to your home kitchen.

Best Chef's Knives

You can never have too many high-quality chef's knives in the kitchen. Chef's knives can be used for just about any kitchen task, from slicing meats to chopping and dicing vegetables. They usually feature a blade that is about eight inches long and one and a half inches wide.

Since these multipurpose knives are used so often, you'll want to ensure you have the best blades by your side. Upgrade your old chef's knives to a newer, better model so you can chop all of your ingredients like a professional chef. The best chef's knives of 2019 are available from top brands like Shun, Wusthof and Zwilling J.A. Henckels.

Premium Knife Sets

The easiest way to upgrade to the best kitchen knives of 2019 is to invest in a full knife set. Premium knife sets feature between seven and 12 professional-grade kitchen tools, including a storage block to protect and organize the knives. The sets usually include small paring knives and peelers for delicate tasks, utility knives for multipurpose food preparation, a long serrated knife for slicing bread and a pair of kitchen shears to use as food-safe scissors for snipping herbs or trimming meat. Top-rated knife sets are a great choice for beginners and also make a thoughtful gift for students, new homeowners or cooking enthusiasts.

Top Knife Tools and Accessories

Once you've chosen the right blades for your kitchen, you'll also need the right accessories to keep them in excellent shape. Look for special cutting boards crafted of hinoki, a type of wood that won't excessively dull your blades and naturally resists rotting and scratches. Other types of wood, like larchwood and teak, also make great cutting boards.

A good knife sharpener is a must-have when you've invested in the best kitchen knives of 2019. Though you should take your knives back to Williams Sonoma for a professional knife sharpening as often as necessary, a high-quality honing rod or electric knife sharpener can keep your blades sharp in between these professional sharpenings. Before using any new tools, always check the knife manufacturer's recommendations for knife sharpening first to ensure you care for your blades properly.

Take your cooking to the next level with the best kitchen knives of 2019, available online and in stores at Williams Sonoma. With an assortment of top-quality knives on your kitchen countertop, you can tackle any chopping, slicing, mincing or dicing task with ease. Complete your kitchen with the best cookware and the best bakeware of 2019 to create the ultimate workspace for cooking and baking at home.

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