Kitchen Knives Features Comparison
If you're in the market for cheap kitchen knives, expect anywhere from 11 to 20 pieces in a set. What you'll generally find in a cheap cutlery set is at least four steak knives and as many as eight, some variation of a chef's knife and/or a Santoku knife (somewhat like a small, narrow cleaver), a regular-size cleaver, a utility knife, a paring knife, a bread knife/slicer, and kitchen shears. The blades in a good cheap knife set are stainless steel and either stamped or forged, serrated or straight edged. Bonus extras include pieces such as a cheese knife, a boning knife, a sharpening tool, or a cutting board.
|Steel Type||Number of Knives in Set||Kitchen Shears/Scissors||Cutting Board||Sharpener|
|Ginsu 14 Piece estimated price $30||Japanese 420J2 stainless steel||14||Yes||No||No|
|Miracle Blade III estimated price $20||Stainless steel, rust-resistant||11||Yes||Yes||No|
|Ronco Rocker estimated price $40||High carbon 420J2 stainless steel||20||Yes||No||Yes|
|Chicago Cutlery Cabrera estimated price $37||Forged, stainless steel||12||Yes||No||Yes|