While we thoroughly believe in investing in high-quality knives for prep work (a Wüsthof chef's knife is a true miracle worker in the kitchen), when it comes to everyday utensils you have in-hand at the table, less expensive knives work just fine.
Buy the Set!
This set from AmazonBasics is super affordable (and currently on sale for 25 percent off) while still totally functional. The set features eight knives with serrated blades (perfect for carnivorous fare) and ergonomic handles. In case you're worried about the quality, know this: More than 1,200 reviewers have given the set 4.3 stars — not bad for a $15 set. That's pretty good, especially compared to other inexpensive sets!