From Wüsthof Classic to Wüsthof Ikon, a guide to help you pick the best Wüsthof knives for your kitchen
The folks who produce Wüsthof knives like to say they’re “defining the edge,” a slogan that indicates they are at the forefront both in innovation and quality in kitchen blades. From the classic Wüsthof chef knives that are a standard in many kitchens through every one of the knives Wüsthof produces, each piece of Wüsthof cutlery is redefining what German knives are and proving they’re the best knives for your kitchen, whether you shop KaTom.com for a commercial kitchen or you’re a home chef looking for superior sharpness and strength. We'll get to helping you find the best Wüsthof knives for you, but first, a bit about what makes the company's cutlery so amazing.
The difference starts in how Wüsthof cutlery is made
Every knife Wüsthof produces is precision forged from a single piece of a special stainless, high-carbon steel that has been tempered to ensure long-lasting durability. The blades of Wüsthof knives are carefully honed by hand, providing an especially precise and sharp edge, then ground and polished for a smooth and shining finish.
At the other end of each piece of Wüsthof cutlery is a bolster precisely engineered to provide the heft and balance needed for effortless cutting, while a tang that extends the length of the piece provides extraordinary control and strength. Finally, the handles of Wüsthof knives are designed to be hygienic and comfortable in your hand, and to provide unparalleled control for safe use of this premium cutlery. That means, using proper technique, you can use your classic Wüsthof chef knives to easily turn entire sides of beef into steaks or bushels of vegetables into the makings of soup.
A classic Wüsthof cutlery line for every chef; the best Wüsthof knives for every purpose
With that construction, it's easy to see why the Wüsthof cutlery people believe they produce the best knives for your kitchen, no matter what you’re preparing. Their belief is backed up by the loyal support of a long list of celebrity chefs, from Martha Stewart to Gordon Ramsay to Jamie Oliver to Emeril Lagasse.
This guide will help you sort through every one of the knives Wüsthof makes.
• Wüsthof Classic Ikon knives with black or creme synthetic handles
• Wüsthof Ikon knives with premium handles made of grenadill, an African blackwood
• Wüsthof Culinar knives with satinated stainless steel handles
• Wüsthof Classic knives with the black synthetic handle emblazoned with the Wüsthof red and white trident logo
• Wüsthof Le Cordon Bleu knives with the same black synthetic handles on a knife designed for those who prefer lighter cutlery
• Wüsthof Grand Prix II knives with a single-riveted black synthetic handle.
Defining the edge: The best Wüsthof knives for every purpose
Wüsthof peeling knives, with a curved blade perfect for peeling, cleaning, and shaping fruits and vegetables.
Wüsthof paring knives, with either a straight edge or a tapering blade great for peeling, mincing, dicing, and achieving a clean cut on fruits and vegetables.
Wüsthof tomato knives, with a serrated edge that slices even ripe tomatoes paper thin without crushing the delicate fruit and a forked tip perfect for moving the slices around.
Wüsthof boning knives, the best knives for your kitchen when you’re de-boning chicken and pork, with a tapered, pointed blade perfect for working around joints.
Wüsthof fillet knives, with the unique Flexibel blade that is perfect for preparing fish or carpaccio.
Wüsthof bread knives, serrated cutlery that can handle everything from crunchy custs to delicate cakes.
Wüsthof carving knives, the right knives for everything from the Thanksgiving turkey to pork shoulders to larger fruits and vegetables like watermelons.
Wüsthof chef knives, the most essential of all kitchen knives, for coarse or fine chopping, mincing and dicing, of most any food product.
Wüsthof salmon slicer, designed for paper-thin slicing of that delicate pink meat for sushi, sashimi, and similar recipes.
Wüsthof spatulas, not a knife, but a perfect thin and flexible metal blade for lifting foods, spreading dough, even icing cakes.
Wüsthof straight meat forks, the right utensil to hold whatever you’re carving or serving.
Wüsthof sharpening steels to keep your Wüsthof knives in premium condition.
Wüsthof diamond knife sharpener, a rod coated with industrial diamonds to help you maintain that straight-from-Germany sharpness.
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Wüsthof also offers other types of blades for the commercial kitchen or home chef. Browse our full selection of Wüsthof products to find the best knives for your kitchen.
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