BUYING ADVICE

NOT ALL KNIVES ARE THE SAME

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What are the differences?

 

Don't buy blind

When buying their first knife, most people are amazed at the number of different options. Different blade shapes, lengths, sizes, grinds and handles can make the choice a little tricky. In this series, we would like to show you which knife is suitable for which task and what you should pay attention to when purchasing. Let's go:

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In addition to the appropriate blade length and the type of knife, the shape of the handle plays an extremely important role. The handle must fit your hand so that you can guide the knife safely and correctly. If you like the feel of wood, the Crafter series might be suit-able for you. Perhaps a finely curved handle without finger grooves? Then maybe the Epicure series. And for those who prefer a timeless look, we have our Classic series. As well as liking the look of the knife, the feel of the handle in your hand is also important. That's why we recommend that you visit a specialist dealer and hold the knife before you buy it or pop in to our WÜSTHOF Shop, located alongside our factory in Solingen.

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Fast-paced consumerism and carelessly produced fast food - that's not our world.
  
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Variety, a cosmopolitan attitude and the joy of experimentation – that's what we bring to your kitchen.
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200 years of craftsmanship. Timeless design. Reliable performance.
  
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Which knife for which task?

As well as our distinct series, we also offer a large selection of different types of blade: plain, dimpled or serrated edge (choose from convex, concave or micro-serrated), straight, curved, narrow, extra wide or flexible - your choice goes on and on.

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Half bolster
The knife weighs less thanks to the slim bolster design. This allows energy-saving work. In addition, the design allows the whole blade to be used and resharpened.
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Full bolster
The full bolster reliably protects the fingers in everyday cooking and the balance makes agile and precision work easier.
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Peeling knife
A handy knife with short, curved cutting edge is especially well suited for peeling and cleaning round fruits and vegetables. Valuable vitamins remain intact thanks to the precision blade minimising food waste
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Tomato knife
The fine serrated edge of the tomato knife cuts smoothly through the solid tomato skin, the forked tip picks up the slices. The knife is also well-suited to cheese and fruits.
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Hollow edge
Small air pockets are created at the depressions of the blade through the hollow edge. The positive effect of this is that thin or soft food items do not stick to the blade.

Skills

This series will help you find your way around our large range - it explains each knife in the collection and what it is best used for:

Knife skills

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The claw grip

Knife skills

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Vegetable chopping techniques

Julienne, brunoise, paysanne

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Short blades – big impact

Learn all about short blade knives