If you’re a fan of the legendary Wusthof, you’ll like my best kitchen knife post today. I am going to tell you about the 4 Wusthof knives that I have in my kitchen. Every kitchen needs a chef’s knife, a paring knife, a boning knife and a serrated knife. I have a Wusthof kitchen knife for each, read more here.
Wusthof Ikon Chef’s Knife
Known as the Chef’s Knife or the Cook’s knife, this is my favorite heavy hitter. It feels just a little heavier compared to other similar Chef’s Knife. The Ikon I use has a white handle that matches the interior of my black and white themed kitchen perfectly. The reason I like the added weight that this knife has is because it slices and chops effortlessly. The heft of the knife allows it to glide easily while chopping. Besides the classic design, the size of the 8-inch blade is perfect for me. I wouldn’t want anything longer or shorter than an 8-inch knife.
Wusthof Pro Paring Knife
Since I already have a over-sized Chef’s knife, I wanted a tiny pairing knife that could carve and fit into nooks and cranny of vegetables or fruits. The Wusthof Pro is a 3 ½ inch paring knife that is really cheap yet performs exceptionally. It is easy to control and really comes in handy when you’re trying to clean and slice bell peppers or tomatoes.
Wusthof Classic Boning Knife
Boning knives are tricky. If you pick the wrong knife, it’ll be in your dumpster quite fast. Boning knives are thin and flexible. That is a plus only if you have ones that have blades that’s made from quality steel. Take for example my personal favorite, the Wusthof Classic Boning Knife. It has a flexible blade that easily twists and bends to strip meat from the bones of poultry and bovine.
Wusthof Classic Bread Knife
You can use a serrated knife for cakes or bread. The Wusthof Classic bread knife I have has an 8 inch blade and a triangular tip. The design of this knife makes it really easy to slice through soft or crumbly items. I use my serrated knife whenever I want to slice thick loaves of my freshly baked bread. I have friends who serrated knives it to slice up thick skinned fruit too. It is a real lifesaver. Thanks to the jagged edges, there are less crumbs of whatever I am taking a slice out of.
I feel these knives are practical and beautiful. Some of them may be a little pricey but they are worth it. It’s easy to cook if you have the right tools. Preparing food is a sacred art, with the right knives you’re more than ready to create a masterpiece.