Wüsthof has been trusted by kitchen enthusiasts and professionals since 1814. This big company is still thought of as a family business, and it has been passed down through seven generations. There are few large companies that can claim the same these days!
This world famous knife company has exceptional standards for manufacturing knives. They manufacture their high standard cutlery products in a couple of factories located in Solingen, Germany. The factories are not only efficiently managed, but are environmentally friendly also.
The Wüsthof Classic Series boasts some of the culinary worlds most popular knives. These knives are hand forged from one piece of high-carbon stainless steel. Using this high quality material in knives guarantees their strength and the durability and sharpness of the blade. This measn that they can be used for longer periods of time before needing to sharpen them.
An essential feature of any high quality knife is having a full tang . With the blade extending all the way through the handle, it stops the parting of the two. This also helps in the knifes overall balance.
The Wüsthof Classic knife handles are seamless, which helps in regards to hygiene. There are no places for food particles and germs to become stuck inside. The handles are triple-riveted as well which aids strength and they are made of a synthetic material, making them ergonomic and comfortable to use.
This knife set series includes a huge arary of knives, from the simple chef's knife to more specialised ones such as cheese knives and salmon slicers. With such a huge variety of products, you will be able to come across the precise tool that you require to accomplish any task in the kitchen. There are many sets available as well, which include complete knife block, carving, and steak knife sets. Those sets that do not include a storage block come with a stainless steel storage case.
Maintaining the knives is fairly simple. Although they are marked as dishwasher safe, best mehod to take care of them is by hand washing them in warm water with mild soap. Allow them to dry completely before storing. In terms of storage, it is best to leave the knives laying around in a kitchen drawer. This may cause them to dull more rapidly than they should, and may make pitting and chipping. Use the block or case they came with, or buy one if they did not.
The initial cost of Wüsthof Classic knives can be initially costly, but they will save money in the long run. As long as they are cared for correctly, they will last for many, many years of service.