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Value for Money

  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Brand:Update International
  • Color:White
  • Blade Edge:Chef’s Knife
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:3.6 x 17.5 x 1 inches

Honorable Mention

  • Blade Material:High Carbon Stainless Steel
  • Brand:Lichamp
  • Color:Steel
  • Blade Edge:Plain
  • Blade Length:8 Inches

Best Budget Kitchen Knives

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Top 10 Best Budget Kitchen Knives

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Why we chose it
  • STANDARD BLADE WIDTH – broad blade tapering upward to a point, allowing it to rock back and forth for fast mincing. Proper blade width makes them easy to scoop diced food off the cutting board.
  • CLASSIC CHEF S KNIFE – this chef s knife can be used for almost every cutting task in the kitchen, from cutting chicken to chopping carrots. It is the must-have item in every kitchen knife set collection.
  • STURDY & NON-SLIP HANDLE – professional triple rivet collection designed handle for exceptional durability and control, not easy to fall off during use.
  • PRECIOUS STAINLESS STEEL – built by 5CR15 stainless steel and satin-finished blade boasts precision cutting and is finely honed for long-lasting sharpness.
  • PROPER SIZE FOR USE – equipped with the most popular 8 inches blades to provide a excellent operating experience whether you are a big hand or a small hand.
Lichamp Chef Knife, 8 inches Chefs Knife with Professional Forged Stainless Steel Blade and Riveted Handle: image
96%
customers recommend this product
4.8/ 5
Ergonomic5
Value for money5
Easy to hold4.8
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Why we chose it
  • After-sales service: We are committed to providing high-quality products and high-quality services. There is a qualified after-sales service team, and all problems will be resolved within 24 hours. This is a great gift for family and friends, we know you will like it!
  • Ultra-sharp blade design: Our blades feature a V-type manual wet water mill with a durable blade design. The tool is wear resistant and has good corrosion resistance. The blade is 2.1mm thick and has a sharp tip that ensures sharp cutting. The surface of the knife is mirror-polished, and the surface is smooth and easy to clean. Wipe quickly with a damp sponge and then dry with a soft cloth. Tip: Do not put it in the dishwasher to avoid damage.
  • Ultra-comfortable Handle: food grade non-slip oil-proof non-slip handle, tail chamfer design. Will not make your hands feel numb and uncomfortable, and hold your fingers for a long time without being tired. The handle is ergonomically designed with an elegant silhouette and a beautiful appearance. High strength and good stability. Ideal for busy kitchens to provide the perfect comfort.
  • Professional all-round chef’s knife: This is a knife suitable for all major professional kitchen applications. It can be used to cut, cut, rub and remove meat from bones. It can also be as light as a paring knife. Create various slicing environments to increase your kitchen experience. After use, be sure to dry immediately!
  • Super high quality: Chef’s knife is made of Japanese 420J2 high carbon stainless steel. High hardness, not easy to rust, durable. The unique high-performance and durable Nitrum low-temperature nitrogen crystal technology enhances the stability of the internal structure. Through professional production , the edge of the blade has been clearly defined. Whether you are a chef or a novice, it can provide you with a faster and easier kitchen cooking experience.
BOLEX 8 Inch Pro Kitchen Chopping Sharp Knife, High Carbon Stainless Steel Chef Knife, Multi-Purpose Hand Forged Knife for Kitchen, Professional Extra Sharp Wide Cook Knife for Meat(White Handle): image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Top Pick
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Why we chose it
  • Double-Edged Blade Design : Double-Edged blade design so that it is suitable for both left-handed and right-handed people. The blade edge angle is 15 degrees per side. 5Cr15Mov, Good strength, durability, control full grip
  • Premium Stainless Steel Chef’s Knife with High Carbon Content : This chef’s knife is made of professional German stainless steel with a carbon content of 0.45% to 0.55% and a chromium content of 14% to 15%. After professional design, the blade is very sharp and durable, and the hardness can reach up to 58
  • Well Balanced Kitchen Knife : The balance between blade and handle is very well balanced. The ergonomic handle made from stainless steel offers superior comfort to minimize fatigue, numbness or pain. Ideal for people who use it frequently for cooking
  • Multifunctional Cooking Knife : This professional 7 inch cooking knife can be used as a multifunctional chef knife. With this kitchen knife you can easily do your daily kitchen tasks like chopping, cutting, dicing and chopping vegetables, fruits, meat and cheese
  • 100% Satisfation : We offer you 100% satisfaction product. Buy without Risk. Providing quality materials and craftsmanship is our mission.
DDF iohEF Kitchen Knife, Chef's Knife In Stainless Steel Professional Cooking Knife, 7 Inch Antiseptic Non-slip Ultra Sharp Knife with Ergonomic Handle Ideal for Kitchen / Restaurant: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Comfort5
Easy to hold4.8
Giftable4.8
Ergonomic4.7
Value for money4.7
Maneuverability4.7
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Mercer Culinary Ultimate White, 8 Inch Chef’s Knife

7,488 ratings | 5 offers | 7,488 Reviews
Price: $13.99$26.95
Why we chose it
  • Razor sharp, high carbon, stain-resistant Japanese steel
  • Hand wash knives for blade edge and surface care
  • Hollow ground edge for easy edge maintenance and rapid sharpening
  • Ergonomic polypropylene handle with textured finger points for better grip, slip-resistance, and safety
Mercer Culinary Ultimate White, 8 Inch Chef's Knife: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Easy to clean4.8
Value for money4.8
Easy to hold4.7
Maneuverability4.7
Ergonomic4.7
Durability4.6
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Why we chose it
  • EDGEKEEPER TECHNOLOGY: Farberware Edgekeeper Knives feature a sheath with innovated technology that is designed to automatically sharpen the blade with each use. Never worry about a dull blade before use
  • COMFORT GRIP: This knife offers an ergonomically designed handle for exceptional comfort and durability while using. Never worry about discomfort when using
  • MULTI PURPOSE: This 8 inch Forged Triple Riveted Chef Knife is the most versatile knife used for chopping, dicing, slicing, and mincing
  • EASY CARE: Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent rinse and dry immediately wipe protective, self sharpening sheath as needed with a damp cloth
Farberware - 5173577 Farberware Edgekeeper 8 Inch Forged Triple Riveted Chef Knife with Self-Sharpening Sleeve, Black: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Maneuverability4.7
Ergonomic4.4
Easy to hold4.4
Value for money4.3
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7.5″ Chefs Knife, #22, Kiwi

319 ratings | 5 offers | 319 Reviews
Price: $9.7$13.99
Why we chose it
  • Asian Knife
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Great Utility Long Lasting Knife
7.5" Chefs Knife, #22, Kiwi: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Light weight4.7
Value for money4.6
Maneuverability4.3
Ergonomic4.2
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Farberware 5160714 EdgeKeeper Chef’s Knife, 6-Inch, Black

4,526 ratings | 1 offers | 4,526 Reviews
Price starts from: $12.99
Why we chose it
  • EDGEKEEPER TECHNOLOGY: Farberware Edgekeeper Knives feature a sheath with innovated technology that is designed to automatically sharpen the blade with each use. Never worry about a dull blade before use
  • Farberware is the #1 selling cutlery brand in the U.S. (Source: The NPD Group)
  • EASY CARE: Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent rinse and dry immediately wipe protective, self sharpening sheath as needed with a damp cloth
  • HIGH-QUALITY BLADE: The blade is made from high-carbon steel that lends strength, sharpness, and durability and will resist rust
  • SELF SHARPENING: The EdgeKeeper protective sheath contains a built-in mechanism that hones the blade before and after each use, maintaining a blade’s razor-sharp edge. The built in self-sharpening technology guarantees a sharp blade for each use
  • COMFORT GRIP: This knife offers an ergonomically designed handle for exceptional comfort and durability while using. Never worry about discomfort when using.
Farberware 5160714 EdgeKeeper Chef's Knife, 6-Inch, Black: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to hold4.4
Ergonomic4.3
Versatility4.1
Durability4.1
Giftable4.1
Maneuverability3.6
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Why we chose it
  • UNIQUE ABS SANDBLASTING ERGONOMIC HANDLE The ergonomic handle is made of ABS stable material. Sandblasting technology makes our handle anti-slip and anti-rust, no fingerprint or other trace whenever you use. The steel design at the bottom of the handle makes our knife more fashionable. The chef knife is specialized in home and restaurants kitchens.
  • EXPRESSION OF LOVE AS A GIFT TANSUNG ultra sharp kitchen knife with 100% after-sale warranty is the the best gift for your parents, lovers, friends and those who love cooking. Choose it and enjoy your gourmet with your friends or families. Any problems or advice, please contact us at any time. Our TANSUNG team is always committed to providing the most satisfying service.
  • PERFECT PERFORMANCE Our cooking knife is is perfect for cutting ,dicing ,slicing ,chopping vegetable, fruit, meat, cheese, herbs etc. A good knife is the best companion for your stress-free cooking time. The knife is easy to clean, hand wash is better. Please dry it with cloth after washing.
  • REMARKABLE DESIGN & PROTECTIVE SHEATH The weight and the size of our professional chef knife feels quite balanced, this pro-grade kitchen knife won t slide off your hands, can help you slashing down cutting time and saving your fingers painful injuries with ergonomic handle. Attached with double protective sheath, better to protect kitchen knife ensuring knife s long-lasting usage.
  • HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL CHEF KNIFE TANSUNG kitchen knife is made from high quality 5Cr15MoV stainless steel, sharper and harder comparing with others. High-tech craftsmanship production prevents the knife from rusting, corroding and sticking. Don t worry the blade will fade or tarnish after long-term tough tasks any more. Mysterious blackness makes life more delicate. Tip: Any problems or doubts for item, please contact us and we will surely give you a good solution.
TANSUNG Chef Knife 8" Pro Kitchen Knife Ultra Sharp Cutting Cooking Knife with Durable Stainless Steel Nonstick Blade Ergonomic Handle Protective Sheath for Home Gourmet Restaurant Cooker Gift: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Comfort4.8
Easy to hold4.6
Maneuverability4.5
Light weight4.4
Value for money4.3
Giftable4
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Why we chose it
  • Corrosion and Anti-Tarnish Blade : The blade made from 7Cr17MoV which makes it among the tough knives in its class. This also gives its a glossy finish which will not fade or tarnish even after using it for a long time.
  • Ergonomic Wooden Handle: The ergonomic arc enables the right balance between the handle and the blade, Minimize any fatigue, finger numbness or aches after holding it continuously.
  • Elegant Package & Perfect Present : The package is easy to open and still allows for safety and protection from the blade. This chef knife comes in elegant gift box that would be a great present for parents, wife, husband, friends and any others that like cooking. The kitchen knife is designed as a multipurpose knife, it’ s suitable for professionals including chefs, culinary experts, food caterers as well as ordinary users.
  • Ultra-sharp Edge: Sharpness is key to achieving the best cuts and this is evident in the knife’s blade which is quite sharp. The thickness of this kitchen knife is 2mm, hand polished by craftsman with decades of experience to ensure long-lasting sharpness.
  • Professional 8-Inch Chef s Knife: The chef s knife is classified and designed to be multipurpose knife for professional applications .It is suitable for cutting bread, vegetables, fillets or meats. It cuts dices, slices, chops and also cuts meat off bones.
Chef's Knife, Leize 8-Inch Pro Kitchen Knife, 7Cr17Mov German High Carbon Stainless Steel Ultra Sharp Paring Knife with Wooden Ergonomic Handle: image
100%
customers recommend this product
5/ 5
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10″ German Steel Cook’s Knife

293 ratings | 2 offers | 293 Reviews
Price: $17.93$21.99
Why we chose it
  • German High-Carbon Steel w/Molybdenum Vanadium
  • Stain Free
  • Professional Grade 10″ Cook’s Knife
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Ergonomic Non-Slip Handle
  • NSF Listed
10" German Steel Cook's Knife: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to use5
Maneuverability4.3
Sturdiness4.2
Value for money4.2
Easy to hold3.7
Easy to clean3.7
Ranking the Brands
Lichamp: 10.00%
BOLEXINO: 10.00%
DDF iohEF: 10.00%
Mercer Culinary: 10.00%
Farberware: 20.00%
Kiwi: 10.00%
TANSUNG: 10.00%
Leize: 10.00%
Update International: 10.00%

Comparison Table

Сomparison: Lichamp Chef Knife, 8 inches Chefs Knife with Professional Forged Stainless Steel Blade and Riveted Handle: imageСomparison: BOLEX 8 Inch Pro Kitchen Chopping Sharp Knife, High Carbon Stainless Steel Chef Knife, Multi-Purpose Hand Forged Knife for Kitchen, Professional Extra Sharp Wide Cook Knife for Meat(White Handle): imageСomparison: DDF iohEF Kitchen Knife, Chef's Knife In Stainless Steel Professional Cooking Knife, 7 Inch Antiseptic Non-slip Ultra Sharp Knife with Ergonomic Handle Ideal for Kitchen / Restaurant: imageСomparison: Mercer Culinary Ultimate White, 8 Inch Chef's Knife: imageСomparison: Farberware - 5173577 Farberware Edgekeeper 8 Inch Forged Triple Riveted Chef Knife with Self-Sharpening Sleeve, Black: imageСomparison: 7.5" Chefs Knife, #22, Kiwi: imageСomparison: Farberware 5160714 EdgeKeeper Chef's Knife, 6-Inch, Black: imageСomparison: TANSUNG Chef Knife 8" Pro Kitchen Knife Ultra Sharp Cutting Cooking Knife with Durable Stainless Steel Nonstick Blade Ergonomic Handle Protective Sheath for Home Gourmet Restaurant Cooker Gift: imageСomparison: Chef's Knife, Leize 8-Inch Pro Kitchen Knife, 7Cr17Mov German High Carbon Stainless Steel Ultra Sharp Paring Knife with Wooden Ergonomic Handle: imageСomparison: 10" German Steel Cook's Knife: image
Lichamp Chef Knife, 8 inches Chefs Knife with Professional Forged Stainless Steel Blade and Riveted HandleBOLEX 8 Inch Pro Kitchen Chopping Sharp Knife, High Carbon Stainless Steel Chef Knife, Multi-Purpose Hand Forged Knife for Kitchen, Professional Extra Sharp Wide Cook Knife for Meat(White Handle)DDF iohEF Kitchen Knife, Chef’s Knife In Stainless Steel Professional Cooking Knife, 7 Inch Antiseptic Non-slip Ultra Sharp Knife with Ergonomic Handle Ideal for Kitchen / RestaurantMercer Culinary Ultimate White, 8 Inch Chef’s KnifeFarberware – 5173577 Farberware Edgekeeper 8 Inch Forged Triple Riveted Chef Knife with Self-Sharpening Sleeve, Black7.5″ Chefs Knife, #22, KiwiFarberware 5160714 EdgeKeeper Chef’s Knife, 6-Inch, BlackTANSUNG Chef Knife 8″ Pro Kitchen Knife Ultra Sharp Cutting Cooking Knife with Durable Stainless Steel Nonstick Blade Ergonomic Handle Protective Sheath for Home Gourmet Restaurant Cooker GiftChef’s Knife, Leize 8-Inch Pro Kitchen Knife, 7Cr17Mov German High Carbon Stainless Steel Ultra Sharp Paring Knife with Wooden Ergonomic Handle10″ German Steel Cook’s Knife
Blade MaterialHigh Carbon Stainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelHigh Carbon SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelHigh Carbon Stainless SteelStainless Steel
BrandLichampBOLEXINODDF iohEFMercer CulinaryFarberwareKiwiFarberwareTANSUNGLeizeUpdate International
ColorSteelWhiteSilverWhiteBlackBlackBlackStainless SteelWhite
Blade EdgePlainPlainHollowPlainPlainChef’s Knife
Product Dimensions13 x 1.8 x 1 inches12 x 2 x 0.1 inches14.25 x 1 x 3.63 inches2.56 x 2.36 x 13.39 inches12.5 x 0.5 x 2.4 inches0.79 x 1.97 x 11.22 inches3.6 x 17.5 x 1 inches
Item Weight8 ounces10.4 ounces6.4 ounces5.1 ounces11.7 ounces5.6 ounces4 ounces8.4 ounces14.2 ounces8.8 ounces
ManufacturerLichampBOLEX CUTLERY INCDDF iohEFMercer Tool Corp.Lifetime Brands IncLifetime Brands IncTANSUNGLeizeUpdate International
Handle MaterialStainless SteelPolypropylene, Polypropylene, Polypropylene, PolypropyleneWoodAcrylonitrile Butadiene StyreneWood
Country of OriginTaiwanChinaChinaHong Kong
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNoNoNoNo

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