Knives are an essential tool in any cook's repertoire. You use them every time you cook, so having the right ones is important. Sharpeners are just as important because they help you keep your knives in good working order--one of the most important tasks in the kitchen. And you use your cutting boards as often as you use your knives, so you need boards that work with your knives and your cutting style.

Picking out your knives, cutting boards, and sharpeners and knowing how to use them well are skills every cook needs. Our reviews will help you find the right kitchen knives, knife sharpeners, and cutting boards.

Our how-to articles will teach you the basics about using knives, sharpeners, and cutting boards more safely and effectively. 

Articles: Knives, Sharpeners, and Cutting Boards

J. A. Henckels, Knives, Reviews

J. A. Henckels Knives: A Detailed Review

J. A. Henckels is a popular German brand of kitchen knives. Here, we take a [...]

Cutting Boards, Reviews, Rubber

The Best Rubber Cutting Boards (And Why You Might Want One)

Rubber is the latest thing in cutting boards. It's soft, sanitary, and easy on knives. But [...]

Cutting Boards, Reviews, Wood

The Best Woods for Cutting Boards (And How to Choose One)

A wood cutting board is a simple but essential kitchen tool. And even though it's [...]

Bamboo, Cutting Boards, Reviews

Are Bamboo Cutting Boards a Good Choice?

Bamboo cutting boards are inexpensive, durable, and sustainable. But are they the right choice for [...]

Cutting Boards, Epoicurean, Reviews

Epicurean Cutting Boards: A Detailed Review

Epicurean cutting boards are a popular choice among home cooks. But are they right for [...]

Cutco Knives, Knives, Reviews

Cutco Knives: Do They Live Up to the Hype?

Cutco knives are made in the USA and have been around since 1949. The buzz [...]

Knives, Lamson, Reviews

Lamson Knives Review (A Made-in-USA Brand)

Lamson is an American kitchen knife brand that's been around since 1837. Some of their [...]

Knives, Messermeister, Reviews

Messermeister Knives: A Detailed Review

Messermeister is an American knife brand made in Solingen, Germany, where all the top notch [...]

Knife Storage, Knives

Knife Storage: The Best Ways to Store Your Kitchen Knives

There's more to safe storage of your kitchen knives than a bulky countertop storage block, [...]

Knives, Mercer, Reviews

Mercer Knives: A Detailed Review of the Budget Brand

Mercer knives are popular because of their quality and affordability, but are they a good [...]

Knives, Reviews, Victorinox

Victorinox Knives: A Good Choice for Kitchen Knives?

Victorinox knives are a popular choice for the kitchen. They are affordable, well made, and [...]

Chicago Cutlery, Knives, Reviews

Chicago Cutlery Knives: A Review of the Classic American Brand

Chicago Cutlery is an economical brand of kitchen knives. Their traditional carbon steel walnut knives [...]