(Updated May 2016) - Wusthof have a reputation. Not the kind of reputation that is looked down upon either – these guys make some great solid knives that are worthy of not only commercial kitchens but also the house that loves to cook. Having a Wusthof Classic Knife Set is having some serious gastronomical weaponry at your disposal.
Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel and has a full tang. Made in Solingen Germany (the cutlery capital of the world) each knife comes with triple- riveted synthetic handle and has a laser-tested edge for uniform cutting and long-lasting sharp edges.
What’s even better is that all of these sets are on Amazon and are currently avaible at a great price...
Let’s have a look at the top 5 sets.
The Top 5 Knife Set
Wusthof Classic 2 piece Knife Starter Set
Consisting of an 8-inch Chefs knife and a 3.5 inch pointed tip paring knife. These knives are made from high carbon stainless steel and have full tangs – perfect for someone who needs to throw out all of their blunt garbage kicking around the drawers and get two really good knives. Are your kids leaving home? Does your mother have the worst kitchen knives on the planet – these two knives are really all you will ever need. You may want to add on a bread knife and a good solid steel to keep these puppies sharp.
Ok – this is the kicker for me. I am actually a bit of a knife snob and for me personally this Wusthof Classic 6 – Piece Chef set is the ducks nuts. It includes a 4-inch pairer, a 5-inch boning knife, a 9-inch carving knife, an 8-inch bread knife, a solid 8-inch chefs knife and a good solid steel. Perfect as a present for an apprentice chef or someone who takes their cooking seriously.
Wusthof Classic 7-Piece Cutlery Set with Storage Block
Consisting of a 3-1/2-inch paring knife, a 6-inch utility knife, an 8-inch bread knife, an 8-inch cook's knife, a 9-inch honing steel, a set of banging kitchen shears, and a 13-slot storage block this Wusthof classic knife set is great for the top of the kitchen bench. It covers all of your basic knives and is perfect for the young couple or smaller family living in an apartment.
Wusthof Classic 12-Piece Cutlery Set with Storage Block
This Wusthof Classic knife set comes with all your basic knives a 3-1/2-inch paring knife, a 6-inch utility knife, an 8-inch carving knife, an 8-inch bread knife, and an 8-inch cook's knife. But wait – there’s more – the steak knives – this set also includes 4 4-1/2-inch steak knives, a 9-inch honing steel, a set a kitchen shears, and a good solid storage block. This set is suitable for a food-infatuated couple that doesn’t mind the odd steak and having some friends over for dinner. You can also get more steak knives separately if needed.
Wusthof Classic 26-Piece Block Knife Set
Ok – This one is getting to the edge of ridiculous but hey who says ridiculous isn’t great. This Wusthof Classic 26- piece Block Knife Set is massive. Featuring a 5-, 6-, 8- and 10-inch cook's knife; a 2-3/4-inch peeling knife; 3-1/2-inch paring knife; 4-1/2-inch utility knife; a 5-inch tomato knife, a 5-inch boning knife; a 9-inch bread knife; a 6-inch sandwich knife; a 7-inch flexible filleting knife; an 8-inch carving knife; a 6-inch cleaver, eight steak knives, a sharpening steel, a set of kitchen shears and a 25-slot oak block – you seriously need to love cooking to be able to use all of these. Great if you have a LARGE family (or small army) and you want to get the kids involved in cooking. The only thing missing from this knife set is a ninja sword.