If you love German kitchen knives for their superior steel and forging technique, then you’ve got to love Wusthof knives. Wusthof is one of the two most prestige brands for German steel blades (the other one being Henckels) and while their kitchen knives are generally expensive enough to cut a big hole in the pocket, it cannot be denied that the quality is also top of the range.
A basic set of Wusthof kitchen knives costs something above $300, nevertheless this is much cheaper than buying them one by one. The best kitchen knives set by Wusthof is from the Classic series, which are forged knives (not stamped).
The 8-piece Classic set is a good starting set of kitchen knives with a chef’s knife, a paring knife, a utility knife, a sandwich knife, kitchen shears and sharpening steel. The included oak block has extra slots so that you can add more knives to it later on. These knives are sturdy and well-balanced in the hand. The blades are made of quality high carbon stainless steel, the full tang then bolstered and riveted to achieve a classic look.
These Wusthof kitchen knives are really sharp as expected from quality knives, and they also hold an edge for a long time. It won’t be another year before you need to resharpen them. Another nice thing is the kitchen shears which come apart for easier cleaning. That way no water or food remnants will stick in the joints and make it rust.
f you consider yourself a sophisticated yet practical person, then I’m sure you’ll like the Wusthof Gourmet 8-Piece Knife Set with Block. It’s a knife set that oozes sophistication and perfect for those days when you want to prepare that delectable gourmet dish. Using this knife (and turning on that special song!) gets me in the best mood for cooking. Even if you’re not a fan of gourmet, this knife block set makes a good kitchen companion for practicality purposes.
You’ll be happy to know that it comes with a 13-slot block unit which includes an 8-inch bread, 8-inch cook, 3 1/2-inch paring and 6-inch sandwich knife. Along with it comes a sharpening steel and kitchen sears. A pretty complete set for all your dice, cut, mince, chop, and slice needs.
Wusthof is the name to look out for if you want to shop for best kitchen knives. This particular block set is special because the knives are forged from one piece of tempered carbon stainless steel which guarantees its outstanding solid build.
Two Important Features:
1. Sharp blades are laser-tested for perfection.
To get the best cutting angle and enhance the sharpness of a knife, it helps to ensure the tapered blades are tested rigorously. This is especially important in the preparation of gourmet dishes as it requires accuracy and the highest standards of preparation.
2. Excellent quality through lifetime warranty
The Wusthof Gourmet 7-Piece Knife Set with Block comes with a lifetime warranty. Now, don’t you just like it when things have an unlimited lifespan? When you buy this knife set, you can be sure that you are getting THE DEAL and not just any knife purchase.
W.L. Holder commented:
“These are one of the best knives you can get, although they are no better than the other models and makes. All knives at this level are top quality, please base your decision on preference and try them out first. “
Let’s look at the one most important knife in the kitchen – the chef’s knife. The Wusthof Classic 8-inch chef knife is forged with precise balance, the blade thin enough for wrist action, while still maintaining a good heft to run through thick and tough cuts of meat.
It is also sharp enough to make beautiful slices out of soft fruits without squashing them. A sharp knife is safer than a dull knife as you won’t need to push the knife and have it run away from you. With this workhorse in the kitchen you will effortlessly turn vegetables and meat into neat and even pieces, over and over again.
More than a few people have praised the grip of this knife, and indeed you won’t know how comfortable the Wusthof chef knife is until you have held it. It fits nicely into the hand with a perfect feel of weight distribution, so that even cutting whole bags of vegetables won’t make your hand as tired as it would be with an inferior knife..
For an extra $20 you can have the paring knife together with the chef knife in an elegant black box! Well, the box isn’t really for storing the knives, but it’s nice if you are planning to make it a gift for newlyweds.
The price is a bargain, but the problem about giving these as a gift for your friends, is that you will be setting a high standard for them. They will never want to use substandard knives ever again, and have to spend a lot of money to buy any other knife later.
The chef knife and the paring knife are two of the most basic kitchen knife types you really need in the kitchen, and if there is any other type it would be the bread knife.