5 High-Quality Knifes You Need in Your Kitchen

A great knife will forever change your prep work in the kitchen. Here our our favorites at every price point.

Consider investing in a high-quality knife or two, and then take good care of them. According to Jeffrey Elliot and James P. DeWan, authors of Zwilling J.A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills, a good knife should be cleaned and dried by hand directly after use and kept in a sheath, knife tray, knife block, or on a magnetic wall mount. Check out this selection of top knives that are best for vegetarian cooking.

1. Wüstoff Classic 8-inch vegetable knife
A stain-resistant, high-carbon steel knife with a polymer handle.
$190; williams-sonoma.com

2. Kyocera Nakiri Vegetable Cleaver 
The 6-inch ceramic blade is made for chopping piles of herbs and vegetables.
$79.95; kyoceraadvancedceramics.com 

3. Victorinox 7" Santoku knife
This versatile cook’s knife comes in green, pink, orange, and yellow.
$60; swissarmy.com

4. Kuhn Rikon Colori Large Santoku Knife 
The Japanese stainless steel blade has a silicone-based non-stick coating that keeps food from sticking to the knife.
$18; kuhnrikon.com

5. Global Sai Vegetable Knife
A hand-hammered stainless steel knife designed for cutting vegetables and herbs.
$249; williams-sonoma.com