Test Kitchen

7 best kitchen knives that make the cut

Plus, how you can score $720 off a premium knife block set.

If you consider yourself a hobby chef or a seasoned home cook, then you’ll know that finding the perfect knife for a variety of food prep tasks is essential. From slicing and dicing onions to cutting root vegetables – julienne-style – finding a blade that is fit for purpose, high-quality and stylish is a challenging task. And, if you’ve been in the market for a new set of kitchen knives, then you’ll know that it can cost a sweet dollar (or two).

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To save you the time, we’ve done the research for you. Below, is our pick of the best kitchen knives to invest in that will make meal prep a satisfying one.

The best kitchen knives to shop in Australia 2023

Classic chef’s knife in white, $279 at WÜSTHOF

Seriously sharp, precise, and fully forged from a single piece of stainless steel, the classic chef’s knife from WÜSTHOF is the all-rounder blade for the kitchen. Made with both hobby and professional chefs in mind, it makes food prep a breeze.


Furi Pro Jet Black East/West Santoku knife, $169.95 at Furi

Combine superior cutting performance with the brand’s innovative reverse-wedge anti-fatigue handle. The Furi Pro is perfect for slicing and chopping meat, fruits and vegetables. This knife fuses together a Western Cook’s knife and an Eastern vegetable chopper for an incredibly smooth slice every time.


Shun Cutlery Sora chef’s knife, $99.85 at Amazon

For serious home cooks, this knife by Shun Cutlery is handcrafted in Japan with a VG1- san mai cutting core and a Japanese 420J blade upper. It’s solid and sturdy and designed for precise cuts with edge retention like no other.


Baccarat iD3 Black Samurai 5-piece Ona knife block set, $279.99 (usually $999.99) at House

This five-set knife block set by Baccarat features knives that are crafted from high-quality Japanese steel with a blade that is tapered at an acute angle for a sharper cutting edge and effortless slicing. Plus, the knife block features double-sided magnetic layering for easy storage. Buy it now and you’ll save $720 off its original price – now that’s a bargain.


Jamie Oliver by Tefal utility knife 12cm stainless steel, $34.97 (usually $69.95) at Myer

Ice-hardened for superior performance, this Tefal utility knife is created in collaboration with none other than Jamie Oliver. Featuring German stainless steel blades that are beautifully weighted for a comfortable and secure grip – chopping vegetables and fruits for a quick midweek meal has never been easier.


Global GS-38 classic paring knife 9cm, $90.30, Myer

This beautiful paring knife is perfect for precision tasks such as peeling, trimming and slicing small fruits and vegetables. Made from CROMOVA 18 stainless steel (specially developed for Global), its blade is incredibly sharp while also being rust, stain and corrosion resistant.


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