You can be the most creative cook on the block, but just as a great artist requires a solid set of paintbrushes, owning one of the best knife sets for your cooking needs and lifestyle is only going to bring you one step closer to being the best cook you can be.
There are knife sets to suit every budget, culinary skill level, and even kitchen type. If you live in an apartment and want to maximize as much kitchen counter space as possible, there are a slew of smaller knife set blocks that will still leave you plenty of room to prep a meal, as well as knives that come in zip-up cases you can store. Most sets feature the basics — chef, bread, utility, and butcher knives, plus a parer — but there's nothing stopping you from investing in a quality stainless steel 23-piece set that includes everything from boning knives to a double melon baller.
Knives are so much more than kitchen gadgets — they are fundamental cooking tools. A great knife kit with super-sharp blades and ergonomic handles can do more to help you whip up a Thanksgiving feast than culinary hacks and cooking lessons (though no one would knock those, either). These seven knife sets address different cooking styles and your home décor needs.