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Recently, I kind of stepped out on a limb and out of my comfort zone and wrote a letter to the Wusthof company asking about reviewing one of their knives and doing a comparison with my KitchenAid knives. I’ve always maintained a nice sharp blade on my knives and I’m pretty picky about washing and storing them too, so I’m thinking that there might be something to compare here. Well, needless to say…..Wusthof sent a Classic 7-inch Santoku to me for my review and comparison. So last night I was chopping onions for some enchiladas, so out came both of the knives, both the same size and type. Talk about an eye opening experience!!!! The Wusthof knife was completely awesome all the way around. The onion was like cutting through butter with the Wusthof, the Kitchen Aid was nice and sharp, but just couldn’t quite hold the same level as the Wusthof knife. The Wusthof knife is well balanced and fits very nicely in my hand………I’ll be looking for an entire butcher block full of these knives because they are simply awesome!!!!
A little history …….I didn’t know this, but the Wusthof knives come from a knife-maker who is based in Solingen, Germany and this is a family owned company that goes back seven generations. This company dates clear back to the year 1814 and let me tell you, their knives are incredible! According to consumer reports, the Wusthof knives ( the Classic and the Grand Prix series) are both top-rated lines. These knives are actually a forged alloy which provides longevity and endurance and these knives are also very easy to maintain a sharpness which is essential!
Proper care…….. I need to note that it is also essential that proper care and storage of all knives is the best way to ensure that you have your knives for a long time to come. I’ve seen people place their good knives in the dishwasher, that’s not a good practice if one intends to maintain a good sharp edge. If you value your knives, it is highly recommended that you wash your knives with warm soapy water, then rinse and towel dry after each use. While there are companies out there who state that their knives are dishwasher safe, it’s just not worth it to put your tools in the dishwasher. I’ve got my family trained in leaving the knives out of the dishwasher – they know that that’s a good way to start and uprising in my kitchen.
Storage is another important factor in making sure your knives and other kitchen tools are in top working condition. It’s best to store your good knives in a butcher block or on a nifty magnetic bar. The objective is to make sure those blades are not hitting against one another, which can damage them.
*Please note: The opinions expressed here are completely my own, I do not have any agreements with either Wusthof or KitchenAid. The Wusthof knife was provided by Wusthof for this post and the Wustof knife really did perform as well as stated. I don’t endorse anything that I can’t back up completely.
The Wustof knives and knife sets along with butcher blocks and the like for storage can be purchased at www.cooking.com under the Wustof name.