Who knew Amazon’s number 1 bestselling Cuisinart knife set was only $20 at Amazon?

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Paring knife, butcher knife, chef’s knife, bread knife and more — all for just $20. (Photo: Amazon)

With the weather warming and the world opening up again, it’s time to think about outdoor gatherings — and your favorite summer recipes. The kind of thing you can prepare ahead of time and easily make in large batches, to fill a lot 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 a great set of knives. Who knew you could get your hands on one for a bargain? And an Amazon No. 1 bestseller, to boot?

This one 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 (yes, it’s true). But you can buy this cleverly designed, color-coded collection — which comes with a lifetime warranty — for only $20.

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

Made with high-quality stainless steel blades and a non-stick coating for easy slicing, the set includes an 8-inch chef’s knife, an 8-inch paring 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 are literally ready to cut something.

One satisfied reviewer says: “This knife set made me a pro in the kitchen… They cut like butter. They wash like glass… I actually bought these knives for my husband and my son. My husband is the cook in the house and my son is I wish they had good stuff to use and no more of that cheap junk you have to saw to cut meat These knives cut into a small slice Now I’m in the kitchen cutting stuff probably without good reason ….”

Another reviewer say she has experienced no bone formation or chipping over time: “I’ve had these knives for a year now and I’ve submitted a photo [below] after continuous use and sharpening… Make nice thin slices of tomato with the chef’s knife and cut freshly baked bread with the yellow bread knife. Beautiful knives for a great price!”

A shopper shares an opinion of her much-used set at a year old, still as good as new.  (Photo: Amazon)

A shopper shares an opinion about her frequently used set when she was a year old – still as good as new. (Photo: Amazon)

Each knife comes with a matching blade sleeve to prevent dulling – and to protect you as you rummage through the kitchen drawer. Not being alone the jewel tones a nice pop of color, but they also make it a breeze to grab just the right tool for every task – and also reduce the risk of cross-contamination during food preparation.

on endurance, one reviewer says: “I’ve had these knives for about nine months now. I put off writing a review because I wanted to see how they withstand repeated use and cleaning. I was worried that the colored coating would flake off, but I’m very pleased surprised. These knives have all held up very well with the daily use I go through. I have washed them both by hand and in the dishwasher and see no signs of deterioration. I can honestly recommend them without hesitation.”

Another reviewer sums it up, saying that her set of Cuisinart knives “made cooking so much more fun…” For just $20, we can’t think of a better purchase for the summer of 2021. After this fun-starved year, anything that raises the happiness quotient, solving an everyday problem and making it easy to prepare food for family and friends is at the top of our list. This set is completely finished point.

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

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