Not everybody has the space (or the need) for a large set of knives, and this three-piece set by Orient is Amazon’s best rated, featuring three knives total. We first spotted it when we scoured Amazon for the highest-rated knives, and it’s now £61 (down from £100).
It comes with a chef’s knife, a utility knife, and a paring knife, which will cover most chopping, slicing, and mincing needs in the kitchen. One in seven reviewers said the German blades, made from single-layer stainless steel, were razor-sharp and great quality.
Ten reviewers also said the knives felt well-balanced in their hand, thanks to the ergonomic, contoured handle. The set would make a great gift — it comes in a handsome display box — and each knife also comes with a plastic guard for extra protection.
If you want a larger range of knives, this colour-coded set by Nouva has 265 reviews in total, with the five-piece set including a chef’s knife, bread knife, carving knife, a multipurpose knife, and a paring knife. It’s £22, down from £50.
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