The Wüsthof Gourmet 14 Piece Block Set is a diverse knife collection well-suited for families who love to cook. Housed within an attractive hardwood block, this set of knives answers nearly any need in the kitchen, and consists of a 2.5” Paring Knife (4010/7), a 3" Spear-Point Paring Knife (4022), a 4.5" Utility Knife (4045), six 4.5” Steak Knives (4050), an 8" Bread Knife (4143), an 8" Cooks Knife (4562/20), Kitchen Shears (5558-1), a 9” Sharpening Steel (4461/23), and a 17 Slot Block (2267). This collection is similar to the Wüsthof Gourmet 12 Piece Block Set (9312), but includes 2 additional steak knives (six instead of four) and a larger knife block (17 slot vs. 13 slot).
For any small, detailed work, at your finger tips are three distinct blades. The Wüsthof Gourmet 2.5” Paring Knife features a flat, straight edge, providing close control for detailed mincing and dicing and meticulous decorating. The Wüsthof Gourmet 3” Spear-Point Paring knife excels at precision peeling and slicing tasks, well-suited for herbs, shallots and onions, and is ideal for cutting and cleaning vegetables as well as other jobs requiring exacting accuracy. 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.
For large chores, the specialized Wüsthof Gourmet 8” Bread Knife and the versatile Wüsthof Gourmet 8” Cook’s knife offer the length to accomplish the job, with full-tang construction for flawless balance. The serrated edge of the 8” Bread Knife is the best choice to handle thick crusts and tough rinds, and excels with all kinds of bread, winter squash, cake, and pineapples. Among the most popular blades in terms of both style and size, the 8” Cook’s knife handles the large sized multi-use jobs, performing well with nearly any kind of food. Chop, mince, slice, and dice all kinds of food with confidence, using this triangular blade for meats, fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
When family and/or guests are seated for a classic steak dinner, six Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Steak Knives offer sharp piercing blades for clean slicing without shredding or tearing. These knives are versatile enough for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops, and roasts, perfect for both difficult and delicate meats.
Put the Kitchen Shears in charge of the more miscellaneous tasks throughout the kitchen, such as cutting fins or flowers, releasing foods from twine and packaging, or snipping fresh herbs. With a bone crusher conveniently built into the handle, these shears provide an advantage over stubborn jar lids, and feature a come-apart design to make maintenance and cleaning a breeze.
To get the most out of these fine blades, the Wüsthof Gourmet 14 Piece Block Set includes a 9” Steel Keep knives up to 9” in length at their sharpest. Finally, a handsome 17 slot hard wood block houses and keeps these fine instruments safe, leaving 4 slots open for expansion.
Wüsthof Gourmet knives are each precision-stamped from a single piece of Chrome-Molybdenum-Vanadium steel using state-of-the-art laser technology. The blades then undergo a progressive grinding and polishing procedure that delivers a perfect taper from tip to bolster. Each cutting angle is laser-tested, and every edge is razor-sharp and easy to maintain. While dishwasher safe, knives will retain their edge longer if hand-washed.
A durable, synthetic polymer is used to craft the comfortable, contoured handles, which are then triple-riveted for strength and security and proudly finished with the renowned Trident logo.
The cutlery of the Wüsthof Gourmet 14 Piece Block Set carries a lifetime guarantee.