I watch a lot of cooking shows and one of the things that keeps catching my attention is that most chefs use only a handful of knives. They rely on just a few for most cutting and chopping. The Multi-Utility Knife from Kuhn Rikon can easily be that knife in your kitchen. It's shaped like a cleaver, although more compact, and the green-colored knife is covered with a non-stick coating, which makes it possible for this knife to slice smoothly through foods that normally take some effort, like cheese. It's also useful for chopping and slicing other ingredients.
The Multi-Utility Knife has a carbon-steel blade that holds an ultrasharp edge. The grip is comfortable, even if you're chopping for the whole family. The knife is lightweight and easy to handle. The knife is also dishwasher-safe, making cleanup much easier. The Multi-Utility Knife comes with a safety sheath that both protects the blade and its coating when not in use as well as makes the knife safe to store in a drawer. The knife costs $14.