We’re reviewing and giving away Wüsthof Gourmet 7-Piece Block Set from Sur La Table.
This knife set from Wüsthof contains the essentials that you need in the kitchen:
3″ PARING KNIFE
Designed to handle precise tasks like mincing garlic and shallots, coring tomatoes and strawberries—even making decorative cuts like radish rosettes.
4½” UTILITY KNIFE
Sometimes called a sandwich knife because it works well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes to meats and cheeses.
6″ SERRATED UTILITY KNIFE
Features a serrated edge that slices tomatoes or even the toughest-crusted loaves with ease.
6″ CHEF’S KNIFE
This kitchen workhorse makes it easy to chop, dice, slice, and mince large quantities of meat and vegetables.
9″ HONING STEEL
Enables you to maintain the razor-sharp edges of your cutlery collection.
A kitchen essential: handy for trimming pie dough, snipping chives, removing fat from raw poultry, and lots more.
9-SLOT WOOD STORAGE BLOCK
It’s a great starter block – with enough room to expand your knife collection with 3 additional slots.
This “Gourmet” model is Wüsthof’s entry set, great for starter kitchens. The laser-cut, stamped knife is made of high-carbon stainless steel, with Wüsthof’s world-famous “Precision Edge Technology”– utilizing lasers to create the perfect edge. The edge is 20% sharper and retains its sharpness, longer. All of their knives, even the starter set, are backed by lifetime guarantee.
The handle is made of a highly durable synthetic material – Polyoxymethylene (POM) – which has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration. If you’re just learning how to take care of your knives, this is the material for you (some of the higher end Wüsthof knives that I own require hand-washing and immediate drying.) You *could* throw these knives in the top rack of your dishwasher….but please don’t. Okay, maybe do that with the kitchen shears, but try to take care of your knives by hand washing.
The kitchen shears are my least favorite part of the set – the handles are small, made for tiny hands. My three fingers barely fit into the handle. But – the shears come apart for easy cleaning, a great feature.
The bread knife is great for not only bread, but for tomato slicing, too. The chef’s knife is 6″ long, a little shorter than what I am used to, but again, for a starter kitchen, this is a perfect place to start.
Love the utility knife and paring knife. I use those the 4 1/2″ utility knifes for fruits, vegetables and cheese. Of all the knives, I think I use this one the most. It’s comfortable, the blade perfect length for small cutting duties.