The Wüsthof Gourmet 12 Piece Block Set provides a set of knives to answer nearly any need in the kitchen, stored within an attractive wood block. This set includes the 2.5” Paring Knife (4010/7), the 3" Spear-Point Paring Knife (4022), the 4.5" Utility Knife (4045), four 4.5” Steak Knives (4050), the 8" Bread Knife (4143), the 8" Cooks Knife (4562/20), Kitchen Shears (5558-1), a 9” Sharpening Steel (4461/23), and a 13 Slot Block (2263), this collection will serve well the busy family or budding cooking enthusiast.
For your small, detailed work, three distinct blades are at your finger tips. 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 excels at precise peeling and slicing tasks, including shallots, onions and herbs. Ideal for cleaning and cutting vegetables as well as other jobs requiring exacting precision. The Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Utility Knife also readily handles small and detailed tasks, but can manage medium-sized work more easily with its length. Perfect for peeling, paring, slicing, mincing and cleaning vegetables or fruit, it also excels with herbs or small cuts of meat.
When it comes to large chopping and cutting chores, the specialized Wüsthof Gourmet 8” Bread Knife and the versatile Wüsthof Gourmet 8” Cook’s knife offer the length to accomplish the job. The serrated edge of the 8” Bread Knife is best to handle thick crusts and tough rinds, excelling with all kinds of bread, winter squash, cake, and pineapples. Ranking among the most popular blades in terms of both style and size, the 8” Cook’s knife is perfect to handle the large sized jobs, performing well with nearly any kind of food. Use this triangular blade with confidence for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing all kinds of food, including meats, fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
When guests or family are seated for a classic steak dinner, four Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Steak Knives offer sharp piercing blades that slice cleanly without tearing. These knives are perfect for both difficult and delicate meats, versatile enough for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops, and roasts.
The Kitchen Shears assist with the more random tasks throughout the kitchen, including cutting fins or flowers, releasing foods from twine and packaging, or snipping fresh herbs. With a convenient bone crusher built into the handle, these shears can offer an advantage over stubborn jar lids. Their come-apart design makes maintenance and cleaning a breeze.
To get the most out of your knives, the Wüsthof Gourmet 12 Piece Block Set includes a 9” Steel to keep your blades at their sharpest. This sharpening steel is long enough to sharpen blades up to 9” in length. Finally, a handsome 13-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine instruments, and leaves 2 slots open for other knives.
Each Wüsthof Gourmet knife is precision-stamped from a single piece of Chrome-Molybdenum-Vanadium steel using state-of-the-art laser technology. The blades then endure an advanced grinding and polishing procedure, resulting in a perfect taper from tip to bolster. Laser-testing verifies each cutting angle, and every edge is razor-sharp and easy to maintain. The longer blades have a full tang for exceptional balance. While dishwasher safe, knives retain their edge better with hand-washing.
A durable, synthetic polymer is used to form the comfortable, contoured handles, which are then triple-riveted for strength and security and finished with the celebrated Trident logo.
The cutlery of the Wüsthof Gourmet 12 Piece Block Set carries a lifetime guarantee.