Knife sets might get a bad rap among professional chefs, but for home cooks, they can be a meal-saver, offering all the tools you need to tackle any recipe in one convenient place. This ten-piece knife set from Germany’s J.A. Henckels — one of the oldest manufacturers of kitchen knives — is fully equipped with said tools, all of which are basically pro-grade. They include a serrated utility knife, a paring knife, an eight-inch chef’s knife, and a honing steel to keep everything sharp, making the set suitable for a beginner who doesn’t have any knives or a more serious home cook who’s maybe in need of an upgrade. Plus, there are no pesky steak knives bloating the set. And right now, this Henckels set is on sale at Macy’s for a very reasonable $68 — or 60 percent off the list price of $170.
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