The Wusthof Classic range is undoubtedly the most popular set in the Wusthof professional knife range.
Its fans range from the professional chef to the most enthusiastic of amateurs. One thing both sets of users have in common is that they expect their kitchen tools to perform.
The Wusthof Classic range seems to rise to every challenge. This is evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive feedback left by satisfied customers (see the feedback on the Wusthof Classic range).
These knives are forged from a single piece of high carbon stainless steel and so the tang bolster and blade are one piece ensuring incredible strength.
But more than this, these knives are thinner than their contemporaries which makes them much lighter and leads to a delicate balance when in the hand. Thus an absolute joy to use because of the higher precision that can be achieved.
The Wusthof Classic range covers a variety of knives and scissors which you can purchase as budget allows, one at a time, or en mass in a block of 26 Wusthof Classic pieces.
One point to mention is that there has been some criticism of the fact that these knives are not dishwasher safe. Although they are marked as being dishwasher safe, DO NOT put any quality knives, that you want to use again, in a dishwasher. The high pressure water in a dishwasher can knock the contents about and because of the fine edge on these knives they can easily pick up nicks. This will need a sharpener to put right!! You have been warned. This applies to any quality knife not just Wusthof ranges.
The Best Wusthof Classic Starter Set
The 8 piece deluxe Wusthof Classic Knife set, including knife block, is where many aspiring chefs will choose to start their Wusthof collection. This range includes all the major utility knives needed in the working kitchen along with the useful kitchen shears. The block houses 17 slots so the set may be added to over time as desired. This set of Wusthof Classic knives includes
- 8-inch chef’s knife
- 6-inch sandwich knife
- 8-inch serrated bread knife
- 4-1/2-inch utility knife
- 3-1/2-inch paring knife
- kitchen shears
- 9-inch sharpening steel
The block makes up the 8th piece which we feel is a little cheeky but most manufacturers claim this. Each knife is sharpened by machine but honed by hand by Wusthof experts to give the sharpest blade possible. To truly set this range off all items (at time of writing) come with a Wusthof Lifetime guarantee.
Individual Wusthof Classic Knives
All knives that are boxed in sets are also available as individual purchases. For example the Wusthof Steak Knives set. So collections may be built up over a number of months. The full range of Wusthof Classic Knives can be seen here.
To take a look at another great line please see our Wusthof Culinar page.