Wüsthof Gourmet 14-Piece Deluxe Knife Block Set
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- Includes straight edge paring knife, paring knife, utility knife, bread knife
- Also includes cook's knife, sharpening steel, come-apart kitchen shears, six steak knives, 17-slot beechwood block
- Stamped laser cut blade from high carbon stain-resistant steel sharpens easily; precisely tempered to hold its edge
- Laser tested for cutting angle consistency and sharpness; synthetic handles are compression riveted to the full tang of the blade
- Hand washing recommended; lifetime warranty; made in Germany
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Top Customer Reviews
I was hesitant to buy the Gourmet set based on reviews here on Amazon and elsewhere. The Gourmet knives are stamped, not forged like the Classics. There are very minor design differences that make the Gourmets look slightly different than the Classics. Otherwise, these knives are exactly like Classics. First, the stickers. The Wustof emblem is a sticker on the handle. The emblem is a sticker on the Classics, too, so if the sticker really bothers you that much, go with a different knife manufacturer. My stickers have not faded, worn, or shown any sign of coming off under heavy usage in one year. Take that as you will. Second, rusting. These are carbon steel knives, people. Steel rusts if you let water sit on it. My knives have not rusted in the least. I hand wash them, wipe them off in one swipe with a paper towel, and air dry after use. Not a spot of rust. If you want to stick these in the dishwasher, or want to let them soak in water, you're going to get rust. Take care of these knives and they're fine.
I give these knives five stars. Unless you really feel you need forged, ground carbon steel Classics for hundreds more, buy these Gourmets.
What a joy to have decent knives to use in the kitchen. It helps to inspire me as a cook.
Great for the price and definitely do not put these in the dishwasher. I am proud to own, even if it is on the lower end of the spectrum, one of the finest knife collections currently on the market.
The knives got rusted and dull after just a few days of use. I looked throughout the website to find customer servcie number however i could not. Will demand my money back, including shipping cost.
I went into a local store to buy a Classic set, and they were out. The salesperson pressured me to purchase this instead, and when I got home I decided I really wanted the Classics. I have decided to return these and upgrade even further (Classics cost around TWICE as much for a comparable set incl. steak knives).
However, despite the slightly cheap-looking handles, they appear to be perfectly decent kitchen knives. I didn't cut anything with them, but I did set them up on my counter, tested each one for balance, and ran my finger over the edges.
They look pretty good overall, although the tang only goes halfway through the knife, and it is even shorter on the two small paring knives (you can see where it stops about mid-handle). And the handle design gave them a bit of a cheap appearance. The block was solid.
I am not sure that I can comment on sharpness. I regret that I did not cut anything with them. The serrated Bread Knife was the only one that felt like it could cut me easily when I ran my finger down the blade. Some of them (particularly the steak knives) didn't feel very sharp, but that might not mean anything.
The Bread Knife and Chef's Knife were well balanced. The rest of the knives were handle-heavy, including the steak knives.
Bottom Line: Get a Classic (or Grand Prix) set if they are in your budget, but if they are not, this seems like a perfectly decent set. Wusthof is known for quality, so these would probably hold up well over the years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
That it wasn't a complete block set for the price. Only a 14 piecePublished 1 day ago by L. Johnson
Great knives! First time buying expensive knives but it was well worth it. Hopefully they last me a very long time.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have a set of my own and gave this set as a gift. Best knives for the money that I have found so far.Published 5 months ago by Loretta N. Kaniok
These are the best knives I have owned. They are insanely sharp and the block included is a great rich color. Read morePublished 5 months ago by buckeyede06
Must have. I am a professional chief and I have always used Wustoff. That will last a lifetime if you take care of them. I bought these for my newly married daughter. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M
Knives are very sharp and I love this purchase . Just wish all the slots in the block were full of knives. I don't like to have to order separately to fill it.Published 6 months ago by carol lukens