A few quality knives can go a long way towards making preparing meals much easier. The Wusthof knife set pictured here features Santoku blades which are hollowed out cavities in the blade of the knife. The engineering behind this design is a belief that less food sticks to the knife during food preparation due to the blade cavities. Though this is only a 2 piece set the size of the knives is a good choice. The big knife is optimum for cutting meat and hard vegetables whereas the smaller knife is great for cutting up softer vegetables and fruits. Price: $130.