Zwilling Just Slashed Prices on Its Most Popular Knives, Starting at $18

published May 15, 2024
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Amelia Rampe

Slowly but surely, I’ve been upgrading my kitchenware since graduating from college last year. As a student, I prioritized a budget-friendly price tag over everything else, so you can imagine that my previous knife set wasn’t all that stellar. (It wasn’t cutting it, if you will.) I put up with it for far too long, and now that I’ve finally ditched that old set and seen the difference that a quality blade can make, I’m never going back. Meal prep has never been faster or easier. Believe me, if there’s one thing you should splurge on in your kitchen, it should be a knife.

It goes without saying that I understand if you shy away from the price point of those high-end ones. However, you don’t necessarily have to fork over a ton of cash to score a great knife. (You can take it from me and my own $40 set.) Zwilling is offering several fantastic, well-reviewed options at a major discount right now — including a versatile set going for only $18. (Yes, really!) Keep reading for all of the details.

1 / 6
was $21.99

The most budget-friendly knife of the bunch, this clearance deal is unbelievable. For under $20, you’ll get 5- and 7-inch Santoku knives that can handle anything you throw at them, from chopping to slicing to mincing with ease. The blades’ construction will prevent food from sticking, and they have a lighter weight than forged knives, which will be easier on your hand during longer meal prep.

2 / 6
was $59.99

This Classic Christopher Kimball Edition 7-inch chef’s knife is sure to become your new daily driver in the kitchen. Coming in at an inch shorter than your average chef's knife, this blade offers the most control and precision when meal prepping, and the tapered point will let you blow through scores of onions and make finer cuts all with the same knife. Plus, the fully forged construction offers durability and a seamless transition from blade to handle.

3 / 6
was $99.99

This 5.5-inch prep knife is a no-brainer for home cooks with smaller hands — or if you're looking for precision cuts when dealing with things like herbs, fruits, or butchery. Forged from a single piece of steel, this blade has an exceptionally sturdy, balanced, and flexible construction that's guaranteed to last.

4 / 6
was $129.99

Your meal prep is about to become way easier once you add this 7-inch rocking knife to your lineup. It’s especially built for three tasks: mincing garlic, slicing cucumber, and dicing onions. The indentations along the hollow edge keep food from sticking while cutting, so cleanup is a breeze.

5 / 6
was $159.99

The name of this set says it all — and so does its nearly perfect rating. For just a little over $100, you’ll cover all of your daily chopping and slicing needs with the 8-inch chef’s knife and 4-inch paring knife. “I am so impressed with how easily they cut through steak and not tearing it apart,” one shopper praised. “I am sold, and I might have to get another set.”

6 / 6
was $49.99

This 5.5-inch serrated prep knife is the home cook's best friend. With a slightly serrated edge, it's ideal for everything from cutting tomatoes for a BLT to chopping up baguettes for your next cheese board. It's precision-stamped from a single piece of special formula German steel, which results in a lighter end product — perfect for everyday use.