The Wüsthof Gourmet 23 Piece Block Set is an impressive collection that equips your kitchen for nearly any culinary need you might face.
This abundant set includes a 2.5” Paring Knife (4010/7), a 3" Spear-Point Paring Knife (4022), a 3” Serrated Paring Knife (4011), a 4.5" Utility Knife (4045), a 4.5" Serrated Utility Knife (4101), eight 4.5” Steak Knives (4050), a 5” Boning Knife (4606/14), a 6” Utility Knife (4114/16), a 6” Cleaver (4680/16), a 7” Hollow Edge Santoku (4188), an 8” Kitchen Knife (4130/20), an 8" Bread Knife (4143), an 8" Cooks Knife (4562/20), Kitchen Shears (5558-1), a 9” Sharpening Steel (4461/23), housed within a 22 Slot Block (7263), this diverse collection serves perfectly for a busy family kitchen or budding cooking adventurer.
For the smallest, most detailed work, three distinct blades are at your disposal. The Wüsthof Gourmet 2.5” Paring Knife offers a flat, straight edge for close control for detailed mincing and dicing and meticulous decorating. The Wüsthof Gourmet 3” Spear-Point Paring knife offers exacting precision for peeling, mincing and slicing tasks, including shallots, onions and herbs. For tough rinds, thick skins, small tomatoes and crusty bread rolls, the Wüsthof Gourmet 3” Serrated Paring knife is shaped like a flat-cut paring knife, but features serrations along the edge.
As the cutting tasks grow in size, you’ll have several blades to choose from. The Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Utility Knife provides just the right length for medium-sized peeling, paring, slicing, mincing and cleaning vegetables or fruit, it also excels with herbs or small cuts of meat. For slicing up tomatoes, small loaves of bread and making sandwiches, the Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Serrated Utility is ready to offer its sharp, serrated edge and rounded tip.
The Wüsthof Gourmet 6” Utility knife is ready to step in when you need just a little more length. With its sharp, pointed tip, the Wüsthof Gourmet 6” Boning Knife is perfect for piercing flesh, separating meat from skin or bone, and trimming fat and sinews of poultry, game, ham, fish and more. The Japanese-style Wüsthof Gourmet 7” Hollow Edge Santoku provides versatility and control to slice, mince, dice and chop nearly anything, including fish, meat and vegetables. The 7” length provides good heft and leverage for medium-to-large foods, while the hollow edge creates air pockets between food and blade to prevent sticking during use.
When seated at a classic steak dinner with many guests or a large family, eight Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Steak Knives offer sharp piercing blades that slice cleanly without tearing. Versatile enough for both difficult and delicate meats, these knives are ideal for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops, and roasts.
When it comes to large chopping and cutting chores, four distinctly individual blades are at your fingertips. The Wüsthof Gourmet 6” Cleaver weighs in at just over 1lb (460 grams) to easily split poultry, disjoint meat, and cut through ribs. Compact yet weighty, this cleaver can make sort work of large winter squash and other large, tough vegetables. The Wüsthof Gourmet 8” Kitchen knife offers multi-functional usability for slicing beef, turkey, chicken, large vegetables and fruits. The serrated edge of the Wüsthof Gourmet 8” Bread Knife excels with thick crusts and tough rinds, handling with all kinds of bread, cake, and pineapples. Ranking among the most popular of blades in both style and size, the Wüsthof Gourmet 8” Cook’s knife is perfect to handle the large sized jobs, performing well with nearly any kind of food. Use this triangular blade confidently for chopping, mincing, slicing or dicing any kind of food, including meats, fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
Let the Kitchen Shears handle all the random tasks throughout the kitchen, such as cutting fins or flowers, releasing foods from twine and packaging, or snipping fresh herbs. With a bone crusher built conveniently into the handle, these shears give you an advantage over stubborn jar lids. The come-apart design provides for easy maintenance and cleaning.
To get the most out of these fine blades, the Wüsthof Gourmet 23 Piece Block Set includes a 9” Steel to keep your knives at their sharpest. This sharpening steel is appropriate for blades up to 9” in length. Finally, a handsome 22-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine instruments, and leaves 2 slots open for other knives.
Precision-stamped using state-of-the-art laser technology from one piece of Chrome-Molybdenum-Vanadium steel, each Wüsthof Gourmet knife endures an advanced grinding and polishing routine that produces a perfect taper from tip to bolster. Laser-tested to verify each cutting angle, every edge is razor-sharp and easy to maintain. The medium and long blades (over 4.5”) feature a full tang for exceptional balance. While dishwasher safe, these knives will retain their edge better if hand-washed.
A synthetic, durable polymer is used to craft each comfortable, contoured handle, which is then triple-riveted for strength and security and finished with the celebrated Trident logo.
The cutlery of the Wüsthof Gourmet 23 Piece Block Set carries a lifetime guarantee.