The Wüsthof Gourmet Ten Piece Block Set
is perfect for those interested in purchasing a knife collection. Included in this Gourmet Set is: 2.25" Peeling Knife, 2.25” Paring Knife, 4.5” Serrated Utility Knife, 4.5” Utility Knife, 5” Spreader, 8” Bread Knife, 8” Chef’s Knife, 9” Sharpening Steel, Come-Apart Kitchen Shears, 13 Slot Hardwood Block.
For skinning round fruits and vegetables the ideal knife to use is the Wüsthof bird’s beak 2.25” Peeling knife. The inward curve of the blade matches the shape of fruits and vegetables that typically require their skins to be peeled off. These knives are not typically used for everyday cutting tasks, but excel with intricate work like fluting and carving.
When you need a knife with greater control than a chef’s knife for more detailed cuts, the 2.25” paring knife will be at your fingertips. For slicing and dicing vegetables, or creating intricate cuts, the shorter blade is much easier to wield.
The serrated utility knife is the perfect choice for cutting up very ripe fruits and vegetables, especially when these foods have a soft interior with a hard exterior. This knife also works extremely well with loaves of bread.
For mid-range tasks that do not require the use of a chef’s knife, but are too big for a paring knife to handle the 4.5” utility knife is the perfect size. Most mid-range tasks in the kitchen can be completed using a utility knife. Cutting vegetables and meat can both be handled using this knife.
Delicate and spreadable foods require a wider blade knife, the 5" spreader fits this requirement. The wide rounded tip is perfect for spreading condiments and jams, this knife also works well with cutting cheese. On the blade of the knife, there is a slight serration to make cutting tasks easier.
Cutting bread takes a special knife. Breads and other foods with a harder exterior require a knife with a serrated blade. The serration on the blade makes it possible to cut through delicate foods like cake without tearing.
An indispensable knife in any kitchen is the chef’s knife. This knife is perfect for slicing, dicing, mincing, chopping, and many more tasks. The front of the knife blade is ideal for mincing and more detailed cutting, while the heftier end of the blade works betting for chopping and cutting.
Knives, like any other tool needs to be properly maintained. When the blade is properly maintained, knives are easier to use, making you faster in the kitchen. The 9” sharpening steel should be used on your knives after about every 1 ½ - 2 hours of use.
Come-apart kitchen shears are ideal for quick kitchen cutting tasks. With these shears right at your fingertips, you can cut open food packaging, remove fins from fish, snip fresh herbs, and when you are finished the shears come apart for easy cleaning.
For safely storing all knives and included accessories, a 13 slot hard wood knife block is included, giving you room to expand your knife collection. For stability and to protect counters there is a rubber base attached to the bottom of the block.
All Wüsthof Gourmet knives are laser-cut stamped from a single piece of high-carbon stain-free steel. Knives that have blades longer the 12cm feature a full tang with a specially developed synthetic handle that is riveted together for strength.