Who knew Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Cuisinart knife set was just $20 at Amazon?

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Paring knife, butcher knifre, chef knife, bread knife and more — all for only $20. (Photo: Amazon)
Paring knife, butcher knifre, chef knife, bread knife and more — all for only $20. (Photo: Amazon)

As the weather warms and the world reopens, it's time to start thinking about outdoor gatherings — and your favorite summer recipes. The kinds of things you can prep in advance and easily make in large quantities, to fill lots of bellies — from grilled chicken to chopped salads to fruit salad.

The right tools make the job fun, and in this season of tomatoes and watermelon and other such treasures, it's all about having a great set of knives. Who knew you could get your hands on one for a steal? And an Amazon No. 1 bestseller, to boot?

This Cuisinart 12-Piece Color Knife Set has over 11,000 perfect ratings. Similar knife sets can set you back anywhere from $50 to $1,000 (yup — it's true). But you can grab this smartly designed color-coded collection — which comes with a lifetime warranty — for just $20.

Shop it: Cuisinart 12-Piece Color Knife Set, $20, amazon.com

Made with high-quality stainless steel blades and a nonstick coating for easy slicing, the set includes an 8-inch chef knife, an 8-inch slicing knife, an 8-inch serrated bread knife, a 7-inch santoku knife, a 6.5-inch utility knife and a 3.5-inch paring knife. You will literally be ready to slice anything.

One happy reviewer says: "This knife set made me a pro in the kitchen...They cut like butter. They wash like glass....I actually purchased these knives for my husband and my son. My husband is the cook in the house and my son is learning. I wanted them to have good stuff to use and no more of that cheap junk that you have to saw to cut meat. These knives cut in one little slice. Now I am in the kitchen cutting up stuff probably for no good reason...."

Another reviewer says she's experienced no dulling or chipping over time: "I've had these knives for one year now and I submitted a photo [below] after using and sharpening them continuously ... Made thin beautiful slices of tomato with the chef knife and sliced warm fresh baked bread with the yellow bread knife. Lovely knives for a great price!"

A shopper shares a view of her often-used set at a year old—still good as new. (Photo: Amazon)
A shopper shares a view of her often-used set at a year old—still good as new. (Photo: Amazon)

Each knife comes with a matching blade sleeve to prevent dulling — and protect you while you're rummaging though the kitchen drawer. Not only are the jewel tones a fun pop of color, but they also make it a breeze to reach for just the right tool for each task — as well as reduce the risk of cross-contamination during food prep.

On staying power, one reviewer says: "Had these knives for about nine months now. I held off writing a review because I wanted to see how they held up to repeated use and cleaning. I was concerned that the colored coating would start to chip off but I am very pleasantly surprised. These knives have all held up wonderfully to the day-to-day use I put them through. I have washed them both by hand and in the dishwasher and see no signs of deterioration. I can honestly recommend without hesitation."

Another reviewer sums it up, saying her set of Cuisinart knives has "made cooking so much more enjoyable...." For just $20 we can think of no better purchase for summer 2021. After this fun-starved year, anything that ups the happiness quotient, solves an everyday problem, and makes it easy to prep food for family and friends is top of the list for us. This set is totally on point.

Shop it: Cuisinart 12-Piece Color Knife Set, $20, amazon.com

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