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The purpose of our Wusthof Classic knives review is to provide some tips on what goes into making a great kitchen knife. And why Wusthof cutlery is among the best in the business. First of all there is nothing like having a lot of experience and the family owned Wusthof has been in the making knives for over a hundred and ninety years from their home base in Solingen Germany.

The Wusthof cutlery line includes a large taschenmesser selection of different types of kitchen knives. They make all the essential knives for the kitchen. This includes the various carving knives, several types of paring knives, and the necessary boning knives. Over the years they have created a production line that has forty steps that are required to produce an almost perfect knife out of one sheet of stainless steel.

Their Classic series is their top of their line and most often is selected number one in virtually any survey. Wusthof Classic knives have triple-rivet black polypropylene handles. The blades are made from carbon steel. The knife’s tang goes the entire length of the handle. This gives it great balance and also makes it extremely durability. The handles are secured to the tang by rivets.

Who Should Invest in Wusthof Knives

Wusthof knives may not be for everyone. Some people interviewed noted that these knives were expensive, even though most felt the cost was very justified. In fact these knives almost always got the best marks when users were interviewed. They stated that they were easy to use and kept a fine edge, remaining sharp for an extended time. It is important to note that a knife edge that is sharp will be safer if you avoid careless use.

While cost is always a factor, it is good to remember that cost is one time thing and value is a long lasting benefit. The Wusthof knives have a lifetime warranty. This means that you will, most likely, not be getting new knives as you certainly will with cheaper ones. If that happens then the initial higher cost will look like an outstanding decision. If you also take into consideration the expense of sharpening the cheaper knives frequently, which causes them to wear out quickly then Wusthof knives, could actually be a bargain.

It is important to note that a few people interviewed with big hands thought that the handles were a little uncomfortable. However the great majority of people using the Wusthof knives really liked them. Like with many things it sometimes they just needed to get use to the feel of the heavy forged steel blades and the razor sharp edge.

Difference in the Wusthof knife

On person talked about an interesting experiment to try that will show the difference in the Wusthof knife and inexpensive knives is to take an uncooked potation and cut it with both knives. People that have tried this reported that they were astonished how they were able to slice through a potato like hot butter almost using only the weight of the Wusthof knife. Using the inexpensive knife they had to somewhat use a sawing motion to cut it.

When you are in the market for new kitchen knives I strongly suggest that you need to determine your cooking skill and habits. Selecting the right knives is a very personal thing for what one person likes in a knife another may not. Do not get confused with the all the different knives available when in reality you want to select a set of knives that fit your skill level so that you can properly use them all the time. It makes no sense to buy knives that you will never use.

I guess the big question is “who should invest in the quality of Wusthof knives? Hopefully this Wusthof Classic knives review has been helpful in answering that question. You have a couple of choices if you have a budget that would make it hard to find the money for a Wusthof Classic knife set. You can either just buy a couple of essential top quality knives then purchase wingman addition knives later when you have the money. Or simply buy the less expensive knives until you can afford the better ones. If you can, I recommend that you buy a few Classic knives and add on later. If you really receive pleasure from cooking at home, then you will enjoy having even a few knives that are great and safe to use. If that is the case, then purchasing the best knives will be worth it.

Enjoy your cooking experience – it’s always a great and satisfying adventure!

Richard Terry is an experienced gourmet home cook. His specialty is game cooking. In his professional life, Richard owned a 4 star restaurant called the River Place Inn in Detroit. He served on the board of directors of the American Lodging and Hospitality Association. Richard’s particular interest is in the collection and use of knives of all types, in particular kitchen cutlery.

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