Let’s cut to the chase: Every chef needs a good knife set. A good knife maintains the integrity of your ingredients. And it’s versatile. You can count on a knife to chop, dice, peel and slice. Next to a pan and a flame, it’s probably the MVP of any kitchen. If you’re looking to upgrade your collection, here are four knife sets we recommend.

Home Hero Stainless Steel Knife Set

This set includes 13 knives, scissors, peeler, a knife sharpener and a modern-looking stand.Amazon

Look and cook like a professional chef with this stainless steel knife set that features ergonomic handles and a nonstick coating on the blades. Included here is a tool for any purpose: carving knife, utility knife, cheese knife, pizza knife, bread knife, paring knife and steak knives. You're all set.

Cuisinart Steel Hollow Handle Block Set

These high carbon stainless steel blades are designed for precision - and they’re actually dishwasher safe.Amazon

Cuisinart has earned its reputation in the kitchen with strong and durable tools like this knife set. Included here are a chef knife, slicing knife, serrated knife, paring knife and more - all included with a block to keep them safe.

Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Set

The built-in ceramic sharpener keeps your straight-edge knives ready for use.Amazon

Why send your knives out to be sharpened when this set takes care of that chore? This 15-piece set includes an array of knives and a blonde rubberwood block. The entire kit also is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Farberware Non-Stick Set

This is the perfect set for home chefs who need that first set of hard-working knives.Amazon

When you're just getting started cooking, you need a reliable, easy-to-clean set of knives. This 12-piece Farberware set meets that challenge with resin-coated stainless steel knives that are comfortable to hold. It's also dishwasher-safe.