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Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block

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Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block
 
4.4

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5.0

You're ready for battle now!

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from USA

Comments about Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block:

Line up the cutting chores and bring out your set of cutting utinsils. A large selection of quality knives for slicing, dicing, chopping, carving and mincing. Even a splendid set of shears and a carving fork to complete the job. Buy a complete set once and enjoy a lifetime of use with this set.

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5.0

Best Wedding Gift Ever!

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from USA

Comments about Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block:

We received this knife set as a wedding gift. I read a book once that talked about a few key things you should buy nice and keep them throughout your lifetime. One of the top things is a set of good knives. I could not agree more! We love these knives and have used them for 11 years. They are all so sturdy and versatile. We have never had any problems with any of them. Surprisingly, the knife I use more than any of them is the kitchen shears. They wash in the dishwasher just fine and have held up great. We sharpen them a few times a year.

Comfort
These knives hold so comfortably and I have never lost grip of them while cutting.

Performance
These knives cut so efficiently. They can keep their sharpness for about 2-3 months longer than other knives I have had.

Durability
We put these knives in the dishwasher and they wash just fine. I have never had any decreased integrity of the blades or handles in 10 years.

Design
I love the design of these knives. They are very comfortable to hold.

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5.0

German Steel at it's best!

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from USA

Comments about Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block:

I love my knife set with block. First of all you can store your knives in their trusty ole friend, Mr. Knife Block!!! How cool is that?! Secondly these knives stay sharp! If and when you need to sharpen them you have a sharpener included in the set. The scissors are uniquely made to come apart, so you can clean them thoroughly! No more rusty screws from cleaning cheap-o scissors! My husband bought this block set for me for Christmas off of E-bay. I tell you no lie when I say that He and I fight over who is going to chop the veggies for our breakfast omelet. I've had my Wusthof knife block set for 2 years now and I have never been disappointed with their performance.

Comfort
The handles on the knives are nice and thick so you won't feel the steel coming through. Nor is there a threat of them breaking anytime soon. The steel is set in the handle very firmly and there is no wiggle room. I personally love these knives!!!

Performance
I receive perfect performance from each and every piece in this set. From the scissors you get sharp precision cutting. From the paring knives perfectly sharp and ready to skin apples, pears, you name it. The steak knives aren't scared either. They are ready to cut into any steak you put before them! The chopping knives cut tomatoes with ease! Brings me to tears when I'm cutting onions because of how quick easy the task is! No one wants to chop onions for hours. With some skill and a Wusthof knife you'll be done in minutes! Be sure to take the time to sharpen your knives on occasion when needed.

Durability
I tell you a lot of thought and experience went into making these knives. They've thought of it all. I've NEVER been disappointed with my Wusthof knives like I have in the past with cheap knives from that you get at those huge retail stores.. no names. haha I would recommend hand washing the knives and placing them back in their block buddy as soon as possible. I want my knives to last a lifetime and I have no doubts that won't.

Design
To say these knives are pretty would be misleading. I wouldn't want a manly man to shun them because I called them pretty. I would say these knives are perfectly gender neutral. aha! They should match any and all of the best kitchens out there. I'm proud to show off my Wusthof block to all who enter my dwelling!

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4.0

Solid knife set

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from USA

Comments about Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block:

I am a beginning/casual cook and I registered for these knives for my wedding. I picked them because I had heard good things about the brand; specifically that wusthof knives were high quality knives that last a long time. I still have them after a few years and am pretty happy with them. They are comfortable to use, I like the wood block for organizational purposes, and they cut well without having to push down on the food. I dislike how you are not supposed to put them in the dishwasher to clean them because I think that is pretty unrealistic for today's cook. I put everything in the dishwasher and dislike only sponge cleaning dishes, but I especially dislike sponge cleaning things that touch raw meat because of the salmonella and ecoli risks. So I ended up putting these in the dishwasher and they gradually began to get rust spots. I tried removing the rust spots with lemon juice and barkeeper's friend but those did not work.

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4.0

a great set of knives for the price

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from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block:

This knife set is pleasing in a few different ways - the wooden block has a nice warm but modern look and is eye-pleasing sitting on my counter....it's natural wooden color should match/compliment any kitchen decor.

These knives are comfortable to hold and cut well continuously with an occasional sharping (doesn't have to be a professional sharpening). The scissors that come with this set are wonderful and those have never had to be sharpened - by far one of the best pairs of scissors in our house.

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3.0

Not the best, not the worst: Wusthof Knives

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from Beverly Hills, CA

Comments about Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block:

Most everyone associated high end cutlery with European brands: Henckels or Wusthof, or possibly Messermeister...and lesser known, but still highly regarded Sabatier (Elephant/the original Sabatier not the ones made in China).

However, a little known secret is Japanese cutlery made with highly superior steels and heat treatments refined over generations by artisan smiths like Takeda, Shigefusa, Konosuke...and more well known brands (but not known at all in the western hemisphere outside of knife enthusiasts and sushi chefs) like Masamoto, Hattori, Aritsugu, Suisin...

Wusthof knives, compared to the aforementioned Japanese knives, can not compete.  The steel is inferior and the edge geometry as well as profile is simply not as good.  For example, Japanese knives will hold their edge MUCH LONGER, sharpened to a more acute angle even, than Wusthof knives given the same use over the same length of time.  

In a general sense, the knives are not bad and are okay in and of themselves and compared to inferior brands such as Chicago Cutlery or Cuisinart or Kitchenaid knives...however, in comparison to the best of the best, world class knives from Japan, you are left wanting.

 

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5.0

Works great! Be careful...they are super sharp!

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from Carrington, ND

Comments about Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set with Block:

This was a great gift from my loving husband who spoils me beyond my dreams. All the knives are super sharp and can cut through tough meats like a hot knife through butter. They are spendy but my husband swears they are worth every penny, and I must admit that sense they work so good they seem like they are worth it to me too!

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