Kitchn Editors and Pro Cooks Are Obsessed With This Chef’s Knife — and It’s Only $35

updated Aug 15, 2020
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Whenever I interviewed chefs in the past, I used to always ask, “What’s your favorite tool in the kitchen?” After a while, however, I realized I had to adjust my question to, “What’s your favorite tool in the kitchen … besides a chef’s knife? Because everyone says that.”

A good chef’s knife is one of the few truly indispensable parts of your cooking kit. While how many (and what kinds) of knives you need depends on how you cook and your preferences if you can only have one, it has to be a chef’s knife. Models and sizes vary, but in general, the long (but-not-too-long) blade with a pointed end makes it a worthy tool to tackle a number of kitchen jobs, from fine minces to rough chops. Prices also vary and can range from suspiciously cheap to prohibitively expensive. The good news, however, is that one of our all-time favorites is currently only $35 on Amazon.

The Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife has long been a favorite of professionals and home cooks alike.

In fact, the knife is so popular that it even made it to our Best List. “It’s lighter than what I’m used to (mostly because of the plastic handle), but it cut everything with ease and felt good in my hand (the most important thing, in my opinion),” says Features Director, Ariel Knutson. “I would definitely recommend this to any budget-conscious home cook. For the price point, I haven’t tried anything better.”

The knife also comes with a comfortable non-slip handle, a super sharp blade that requires infrequent sharpening and is technically dishwasher-safe. (It’s recommended you hand-wash this knife, though to extend its life.) And while it’s great for bigger jobs like dicing veggies and cutting meat, the fine blade also makes to a pro at smaller tasks like mincing shallots and slicing herbs.

So if you’re looking for a foolproof chef’s knife that’ll slice through everything, then you absolutely can’t go wrong with this pick. And at $35, it’s totally worth it!

Buy: Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife, $35

Have you tried it? What did you think?