Wusthof Classic 8 Piece Knife Set- Review
Rated with superb performance in:
This high end and high performance set, is truely a Classic!
What about Reviews from those who bought this knife set...
Amazon customers rated this knife set with 4.5 stars out of 5!
Comments included, "They are worth the price if you are looking for the best." "Sharp as can be". "The 8-piece set is perfect for people who want to start with a good set and build up on it." "I have been using my knives for about 1 1/2 years now, and the knives are still as sharp as they were when we first bought it." "Very high quality."
Wusthof Classic Review:
Classic 8-piece knife
set includes Eight High Quality/Performance Kitchen Knives; each of which
is precision forged from a single blank of high carbon, stain resistant
Blade - Forged, high-carbon stainless steel blades are
hardened to maintain a sharp edge. Wusthof's newest state of the art technology
incorporates a new computer controlled method for putting the edge on
Classic knives. This technology allows for an exacting edge from the tip
of the knife down to the heel of the knife. With this newer precision,
the knives are made sharper to 14 degrees per side for a total of 28 degrees.
The knives are now sharper and this refinement increases the sharpness
retention because exacting angles and edges last longer than edges sharpened
by hand. The result is a knife that is 30% sharper and the ICP (Initial
Cutting Performance) lasts twice as long.
Warranty - Wusthof knives carry a lifetime guarantee.
What's Included in the Wushthof Classic Knife Set with Block?
About the 5 knives in the Classic 8 piece:
The Classic 8 piece knife set with Oak block includes five kitchen knives:
Wusthof Classic 6 inch Sandwich Knife - Individually this
knife sells for around $81 on Amazon. It's made with a thin, narrow blade
with flared tip and is best for slicing sandwiches, meat and fruit.
Wusthof Classic 8 inch Chefs Knife - This Wusthof Classic 8 inch chef knife costs around $119 individually. The heavy 8-inch blade of this definitive model provides enough heft to allow the knife rather than the cook to do the cutting labor, but is more maneuverable than larger models.
Wusthof Classic 8 inch Bread Knife - This bread knife costs around $89 if purchased individually. Knife is made with a long serrated blade and a triangular tip. Pronounced serration on the 8" blade is ideal for cutting through tough crusts without undue pressure. The knife's length and triangular tip make it perfect for slicing both long and round loaves.
Wusthof Classic 4.5 inch Utility Knife -Wusthof's classic utility knife costs around $54 on Amazon if bought individually. This knife is great for small and intermediate cutting jobs; great for chopping vegetables and paring fruit.
Wusthof Classic 3.5 inch Paring Knife - This paring knife
costs around $40 on its own. Knife is made with a small pointed blade
that is great for peeling vegetables and small cutting jobs.
About the Knife Block, Sharpening Steel and Kitchen Scissors...
Oak Wusthof 17-slot knife block - If you buy one individually
(beechwood instead of Oak) it will cost you around $40. Dimensions: 10"
x 4.5" x 8.5." How to clean? Wipe Clean with Damp Cloth. Weight:
Sharpening Steel 9 inch - This steel will cost you around $20 on its own. The 9 inch sharening rod is made with grooved steel and made with magnetic steel designed to attract metal fibers. (This preventing them from getting all over the kitchen).
Wusthof kitchen shears - Cuts food, flowers, paper, cardboard.
Does the Knife Block have Space for more Knives?
It does! The 17 slot knife block include storage space for the
above listed knives and sharpening steel; plus additional space for 6
Steak Knives and 2 Prep Knives.
Expect to spend around between $300 to $350 for Wusthof's Classic 8 piece set with block. The price is commensurate with quality, and Wusthofs Classic Series is their most popular line and one of their best. Remember, if you buy the Classic series you are buying top of the line Wusthof - hand forged steel, with 38 manufacturing steps. These knives are sharp and will hold their edge for a long time.
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