Start your kitchen cutlery set today with the Wusthof Gourmet 16-Piece Block Set. This set includes the basic knives any kitchen needs, as well as a few useful specialized tools. The 8" Cook's Knife is the most important of the set, the versatile workhorse of the group. Dice and trim with the 2.75" Paring Knife and the 2.75" Trimming Knife. The four included steak knives allow you to bring the style of Wusthof Classic to the dining room. Make short work of even the crustiest loaf with the 8" Bread Knife. Keep your knives as sharp as the day they arrived with the 9" Steel. The Come-Apart Kitchen Shears can handle myriad tasks around the kitchen. The full set of knives is safely and stylishly stored in the included 15-Slot Block. Limited lifetime warranty.
Every Wusthof Gourmet knife is cut out a single sheet of steel using advanced laser technology. It is the same steel alloy used in the Wusthof forged cutlery lines, so you are assured higher sharpness and a longer-lasting edge compared to other metals. The synthetic black handles riveted to match the length of the tang for a seamless and hygienic fit. All knives over 4.5 inches feature a full-length tang. The Wusthof Gourmet Knives are comfortable to hold and rather easy to handle. Made in Solingen, Germany; Lifetime Guarantee.
Wusthof has set the standard for designing and manufacturing precision-forged knives since 1814. Today they are crafted by a skilled team of 300 dedicated workers in two state-of-the-art facilities in Solingen, Germany, the heart of the cutlery world. Over 40 different manufacturing steps are needed to produce a forged Wusthof knife from one solid piece of steel with rigorous quality standards at every step. In addition, Wusthof forged knives now offer the new PEtec Edge which is 30 percent sharper and offers 40 percent longer life. All Wusthof cutlery is backed by the Wusthof Lifetime Guarantee!
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Honing or sharpening depends on whether your knife has lost its sharpness or if it is really blunt. A blade's loss of sharpness can be treated using a honing steel. For dull, blunt knives, use a sharpener. To ensure a beautifully sharp blade, we recommend you hone your knives regularly, after each use. Regular honing prevents blades from deteriorating quickly.
Clean your knives right after use. Thoroughly wash your blades with a non-abrasive sponge or brush, then dry immediately afterwards. Use warm soapy water. Always carefully dry your knives with the blade facing away from you to prevent unintentional injuries. While Wusthof knives are suitable to clean in the dishwasher, we recommend you hand wash only to prolong the life of your blades. Dishwashers can cause your blades to rub against objects during the cycle, causing the blades to deteriorate.
Proper storage of your knives and accessories ensures they will last for a very long time. There are three ways we recommend storing your knives and honing steels; knife blocks, magnetic bar holders, and special cases and space saving rolls. Knife blocks help your knives to sit beautifully on your counter top, while keeping them close at hand. Magnetic bars safely hold your knives and provide space. Special cases and space saving rolls allow you to easily transport your knives without causing damage or harm. Make sure your knives are completely dry before storing to protect the quality of the cutlery and accessories.
WÜSTHOF cutlery is manufactured with the highest quality standards and fulfills the required DIN (German Industry Standard) as well as the EN (European Standard).
WÜSTHOF cutlery is fully warranted to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship. The warranty does not apply for normal wear or misuse. Wusthof knife storage accessories are not covered under warranty.