A dependable knife set is vital for any kitchen. But when you’ve got a yellow onion or a freshly cooked steak in front of you, do you know which blade to cut it with? This set of color-coded knives from Cuisinart looks to take the guesswork out of slicing and dicing by easily clueing you in on the best option.
This set, which typically retails for $65, is on sale for $28 on Amazon, so you can get it for more than 55 percent off. It's geared toward kitchen novices who can’t tell a standard silver serrated bread knife from a paring knife. And since each one is so distinct, it's easier to keep track of which knife you already used while cooking, helping to avoid cross-contamination.
The stainless-steel blades have a ceramic coating for easy, non-stick slicing, and blade guards come in matching colors as a safety element. While the knives and blade guards are dishwasher-safe, hand-washing is recommended to keep them in top shape for a long time. You'll get a lot in this collection, including: an 8-inch chef knife in lavender; an 8-inch slicing knife in red; an 8-inch serrated bread knife in yellow; a 7-inch Santoku knife in sage green; a 6.5-inch utility knife in light blue; and a 3.5-inch paring knife in yellow-green.
Each knife serves a different purpose: the chef and utility knives are more everyday blades for meats and large vegetables, while the paring knife is better for mincing. The set has a 4.8-star rating on Amazon with over 3500 reviews, and many users say this collection is great for everyday use. "[I've] had these knives for about six months, and use them regularly for all sorts of veggie chopping and meat slicing, and [they've remained] sharp," one shopper wrote. Another raved: "They are VERY sharp! ... They slice through everything very easily, including [steak], watermelon, bread, etc., and [they're] great for chopping herbs."
Find out more about this knife set and get it on sale on Amazon while supplies last.
A version of this story originally ran in 2021; it has been updated to reflect current pricing.