Wüsthof has great value for money kitchen knives on the market with the Gourmet series. Of course at the high level of the quality you have come to expect from Wüsthof. The blade is laser-cut from a single piece of steel (chrome-molybdenum-vanadium). The polypropylene handle is attached to the blade with rivets and the blade runs smoothly into the handle. The result is a knife that looks very similar to the knives from the Wüsthof Classic series. The production method makes the Gourmet knives considerably cheaper. Also the weight is considerably lower, which many people feel is a huge advantage. The Gourmet series is very comprehensive so you can put together the knife set exactly to your liking.
The chrome-molybdenum-vanadium steel is easy to sharpen and remains sharp for a long amount of time. Although these kitchen knives can go into the dishwasher, we always advise to wash them by hand.
The knife sharpener has two steps and works safe and convenient. The first step (carbide, for coarse grinding) is used for sharpening knives that are really dull. The second step (ceramic for fine grinding) is used for polishing the edge of the blade. The ceramic sharpening method can also be used for regular maintenance.
The knife set includes
- Wüsthof Gourmet Chef’s knife, 20 cm ( 4562/20 )
- Wüsthof Gourmet Paring knife, 10 cm ( 4060/10 )
- Knife Sharpener 4342