It’s not every day that one can proclaim that a kitchen knife is the sole reason that they find the boring activities of chopping and dicing to be fun.
And when it comes to the Wusthof range of knives, it really isn’t all that surprising why this is the case most of the times.
I like to characterize the Wusthof models with their amazing quality, aesthetic beauty and performance which is promised by the Solingen mark that each of them possesses.
It was only recently that I had the privilege of using these knives for myself, and I must say that they have truly struck a chord with the cook and the designer in me.
So, in my reviews today, I will be going over some of the Wusthof models which have taken over the recent culinary market by storm.
And I am confident that at least one among them will be able to meet your needs and expectations perfectly well.
Wusthof Classic IKON Review 2020
He has used a lot of knife sets over the years, with this particular Wusthof block being one of his personal favorites. In fact, I have noticed him reserving a special spot on his kitchen top just for this set.
Why do I recommend it?
This knife block set is more of his recommendation than mine, to be honest.
I told him that I would be doing a review on some of the Wusthof knives and sets, and he practically forced me to have this block on my list.
Well, I can’t really fault him for that really, because after using the set myself in the last couple of days, I was indeed sold.
What I absolutely loved about this set was the 5 and 7-inch hollow edge Santoku knives. The blades of these two models combine the versatility of a chef’s knife and the power of a butcher’s cleaver to bring a sort of a unique balance to it.
Not many Santoku models are capable of achieving this feat, but the ones from Wusthof does it effortlessly.
Plus they’re designed with a hollow edge which helps to reject any form of stuck-on gunk.
But there was one thing about the block that my uncle didn’t like and that was the sharpener, which he felt to be quite substandard when compared to the rest of the set.
- A versatile set of knives which can be used for a variety of purposes
- The Santoku blades are simply the highlighting feature of the entire block
- Each of the knives has the Solingen name stamped on it which promises quality
- The knife sharpener is quite disappointing
Wusthof Classic Chef Knife Review 2020
When it comes to the kitchen, regardless of whether it’s professional or domestic, the chef’s knife is perhaps the most important cutlery one can ask for. It indeed is the heart and soul of the cook, one which he/she cannot do without.
Wusthof with their years of experience in the knife making field understands this very dynamic and has designed a 12-inch chef’s knife that is capable of putting a smile on any user’s face.
What do I like about it?
This chef’s knife is something that I am intimately familiar with and is by far one of the best knife models that I have had the privilege of using.
Its blade is precision-forged from just one single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, which provides it with that much needed sharp edge for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing.
The precision edge technology, apart from making the blade much sharper than average, keeps the knife long-lasting and durable.
It allows the blade to resist stains and corrosions while preventing the cut food from sticking to its sides.
The POM handle of the knife is reinforced with three rivets which improve the user’s grip and help you get precise slices with each stroke.
However, the knife does tend to lose its edge every now and then, and is in need of constant sharpening This can be quite inconvenient to a lot of users, but considering the overall quality of the blade and the price that it comes at, I really don’t feel that there is enough room to complain here.
- Precision edge technology makes it sharper than most chef knife models
- Comfortable grip and handle improve the precision
- Durable design with stain and corrosion-resistant blades
- Needs regular sharpening to perform optimally, but not exactly a deal-breaker
Wusthof Gourmet Review 2020
All of the knives present in the Gourmet series are laser-crafted from high-carbon stainless steel, with handles that boast high durability and a very comfortable grip.
However, the highlighting feature of this knife block is going to be the block itself, which is aesthetically pleasing and boasts a design that can fit into any kitchen decor.
Why do I recommend it?
As I have mentioned before; for me, one of the main selling points of any block set is going to be the block itself. The unique Acacia wooden design makes the interior designer in me leap with joy as it specifically boasts both sophistication and utility.
You can leave it at the countertop or by the kitchen sink, and it will still have the power to brighten up the dullest of kitchen interiors.
Now, when it comes to the knives, each of them is built to be at least 20% sharper than the standard models which you find in the market today.
The synthetic handles of the knives are also specially developed so that it ensures that you have both comfort and control when you’re wielding one of them.
However, the knives of this set face pretty much the same problem as that of the 12-inch chef’s knife, which is losing their edges quite fast.
Hence, you will need to sharpen them quite frequently.
- Aesthetically appealing Acacia knife box is perfect for any modern kitchen decor
- The knives are made 20% sharper than the average knives in the market
- The knife handle is comfortable and allows for a better grip
- Will need periodic sharpening as the edge tends to fall off
Wusthof Steak Knives Review 2020
These knives feature one of the highest levels of craftsmanship and are made out of quality materials which ensure that they are long-lasting and provide the best in cutting experiences for both the professional and the amateur.
What do I like about them?
Leaving their luxurious feel and sophistication aside, what honestly made me fall in love with these steak knives is the cutting potential of their blades.
The knives support 4.5-inch blades which are not just precision-forged from a single piece of high-carbon German stainless steel but support double bolsters as well.
The double bolstering allows these models to achieve the perfect cutting balance with the center of gravity located at the point where the handle meets the blade.
It allows for the ideal heft and will help you go through the thickest of meat and vegetables effortlessly.
Moreover, the triple-riveted black handle of these steak knives comes with a unique contoured design which improves the overall comfort and grip that these knives possess.
However, this steak set is quite expensive when compared to the other standard ones, and comes with quite a low-quality storage case.
I found the storage quality to be rather disappointing, and I had to get separate ones from the store. But you can also opt for a knife box if you are going for this steak set.
- The double bolstering design helps the knives to have the perfect cutting balance
- Contoured handle design for improved grip and cutting precision
- Excellent cutting potential can go through the toughest of vegetable and meat with ease
- The knife set is a bit expensive and comes with a poorly made case
The Wusthof range of knives is all about perfectly balancing out both utility and aesthetics. The German brand is indeed one of the very best in the modern culinary world and has been equally hailed by both amateur and professional chefs.
Can’t make up your mind yet? Read our buying guide for kitchen knives before you proceed with your purchase.
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