Switching from a cheap chef’s knife to a high-quality knife will be a night and day difference if you’ve only ever used a cheap chef’s knife for your cooking needs. Seriously, we couldn’t believe how much sharper, heavier, and easier it was to cut and chop with a high-quality chef’s knife when we upgraded. And, because a chef’s knife can be used for all of your cutting needs (and should be used every time you cook), one high-quality purchase will last for years.
We tried a variety of chef’s knives at various price points and designs, and while we used to recommend the German-made Wusthof chef’s knife, we now recommend the Global G2 8-Inch Chef’s Knife. It’s a true workhorse.