Victorinox Swiss Knives

Amazon Shoppers Say These Utility Knives 'Cut Through Anything'—and They're Just $19 for 4

Even home cooks who swear by pricey knives have been won over by these.
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For home cooks, there are a few basic knives everyone should have, including a chef's knife, bread knife, and paring knife. While you can get by with these three if you don't own a 15-piece knife block set, it's also worth adding a utility knife to your collection to tackle a few other cooking tasks. 

Amazon reviewers recommend the Victorinox Swiss Classic 4-Piece Utility Knife Set, which includes four 4-inch serrated utility knives finished off with brightly colored handles. These general purpose Swiss-made utility knives are longer than a paring knife but shorter than a chef's knife, making them better suited to chop smaller fruits and vegetables like shallots and tomatoes. They provide precise and even knife work you might not be able to achieve with a traditional chef's knife. And as a bonus, the knives' price has been slashed to just $19—a steal for a set of four top-rated knives.  

Home cooks should reach for these sturdy and durable knives for a number of cooking missions, like sliding right through large hunks of cheese, peeling and chopping palm-sized fruits, cutting through cured meats like salami, and slicing herbs. Note that this kind of utility knife is not a supplement for a bread knife, nor should it be used for typical precision tasks like mincing and dicing. 

To buy: Victorinox Swiss Classic 4-Piece Utility Knife Set, $19 (originally $37) at amazon.com

Nearly 1,500 Amazon shoppers have given the utility knives a five-star rating, noting that they can "cut through anything" and have even been dubbed the "best general purpose kitchen knives." One shopper was so impressed with the knives that he wrote, "I have a couple of expensive larger knives which I now barely ever use."   

"Better than the super expensive ones," a five-star reviewer shares. "We came across these while at a vacation rental and purchased them for our own use. They are super sharp and cut like a Samurai sword. Excellent value for the money."

"These are the best knives I have ever used," another user says. "I cook a lot and I have some really good and expensive chef's knives. None of them beat these. I have two old ones that I bought eight years ago and they are still as good as well. I decided to buy more so I don't have to wash them so often. Cute bright colors and they cut anything perfectly and easily."