Best Kitchen Knives

For the modern kitchen - at home or commercial - choosing the best kitchen knives makes food preparation so simple. Wusthof makes gourmet knives that will become indispensible in your kitchen based on their utility and craftsmanship, and you’ll wonder how you ever functioned before you got them. The Wusthof Gourmet 5-1/2-inch Tomato Knife, 4-1/2-inch Serrated Utility Knife, the 8-inch Classic Bread Knife, the 8-inch Classic Cook’s Knife, and the 5-inch Paring Knife are the top five (top 5) must-have knives for your kitchen. 

Wusthof is a company that has been making knives with their distinctive logo (a trident) since 1814 in Solingen, Germany. The skill and precision is the same as always, but now the company employs modern laser cutting technology to create each knife from a single piece of steel (actually chrome molybdenum vanadium). 

Top 5 Wusthof Knives for your Kitchen

Wusthof_knives_best_home_commercial_kitchen#1: Wusthof Gourmet 5-1/2-inch Tomato Knife

This was our first Wusthof knife, and it’s really amazing. It makes the slicing and prep of tomatoes (and hundreds of other things) so easy and simple. 

#2: Wusthof 4-1/2-inch Serrated Utility Knife

This knife will become your “go to” knife for a million small or intermediate cutting jobs in the kitchen, and it’s just the right size to fit well into any hand.

#3: Wusthof 8-inch Classic Bread Knife

So after you get a breadmaker, or if you buy fresh bagels, or make your own garlic treat with pasta, you need a solid bread knife like this. The balance and weight makes all the difference.

#4: Wusthof 8-inch Classic Cook’s Knife 

Clearly, the most expensive of the knives here, but a real “work horse” in the kitchen. Because this blade is heavy, and has the weight that its lesser rivals don’t have, this is great for a wide range of chopping and cutting jobs - with their signature sharpness. This knife is dishwasher safe, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

#5: Wusthof 4-inch Paring Knife

Great for fruit, vegetables or as a smaller utility knife, this has a thousand uses in your kitchen. And like all of these knives -- it says that it’s dishwasher safe, but we prefer handwashing for better care and safety. 

Best Kitchen Knives

Sometimes it takes a while for many consumers to invest in the right kitchen tools for home use. But with the comfortable weight and balance of these Wustof knives, and the incredible sharpness from their first use, these are great tools in homes and professional kitchens around the world. It’s clear that kitchen cutlery an area where spending a bit more is worth it for the long run. These are amazingly well-crafted knives, and you’ll be glad you have them. Of course, it’s also possible to buy these in a set of seven or twelve knives with a block (and kitchen utility scissors), but it might also make sense to just get single pieces to augment what you already have in your kitchen drawer.

Wusthof Gourmet 5-Piece Studio Knife Set
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