The Wüsthof Gourmet 18 Piece Block Set includes an attractive, 17-slot hard wood block completely filled with knives to answer nearly any food preparation need. This full set includes a 2.5” Paring Knife (4010/7), a 2.75” Trimming Knife (4030), a 2.25” Peeling Knife (4034), a 3" Spear-Point Paring Knife (4022), a 4.5" Utility Knife (4045), a 4.5" Serrated Utility Knife (4101), six 4.5” Steak Knives (4050), 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 17 Slot Block (2267), this diverse collection serves perfectly for a busy family kitchen or budding cooking adventurer.
For the smallest, most detailed work, four distinct blades are ready to serve. The Wüsthof Gourmet 2.5” Paring Knife offers a flat, straight edge for close control for detailed mincing and dicing and meticulous decorating. With its specialized, inwardly curved “bird’s beak” shape, the Wüsthof Gourmet 2.25” Peeling knife is perfectly suited for cleaning and shaping rounded fruits and vegetables. The Wüsthof Gourmet 3” Spear-Point Paring knife offers exacting precision for peeling, mincing and slicing tasks, including shallots, onions and herbs. For trimming and separating scraps from steaks and poultry, the Wüsthof Gourmet 2.75” Trimming knife provides a short, sharp, pointed blade for these meticulous tasks.
For medium-sized cutting, the Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Utility Knife provides just the right length. Perfect for peeling, paring, slicing, mincing and cleaning vegetables or fruit, it also excels with herbs or small cuts of meat. For medium-sized tasks better served by a serrated blade, the Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Serrated Utility is ready to slice up tomatoes, and small loaves of bread with its sharp, serrated edge and rounded tip, and also excels with spreads and sandwiches.
When seated at a classic steak dinner with guests or family, six Wüsthof Gourmet 4.5” Steak Knives offer sharp piercing blades that slice cleanly without tearing. These knives are ideal for both difficult and delicate meats, and versatile enough for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops, and roasts.
When it comes to large chopping and cutting chores, three individual blades are at your disposal. 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 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 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 and dicing all kinds of food, including meats, fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
The Kitchen Shears manage 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 conveniently built into the handle, these shears offer an advantage over stubborn jar lids. The come-apart design makes for easy maintenance and cleaning.
To get the most out of your knives, the Wüsthof Gourmet 18 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 17-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine instruments, and leaves 2 slots open for other knives.
Precision-stamped from a single piece of Chrome-Molybdenum-Vanadium steel using state-of-the-art laser technology, each Wüsthof Gourmet knife endures an advanced grinding and polishing procedure that results in a perfect taper from tip to bolster. Laser-testing verifies each cutting angle, so every edge is razor-sharp and easy to maintain. The medium and long blades have a full tang for exceptional balance. While dishwasher safe, knives retain their edge better with hand-washing.
A synthetic, durable polymer is molded into 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 18 Piece Block Set carries a lifetime guarantee.