Wusthof Classic Chef Knife Review

Wusthof Classic Chef Knife Reviews

Our Personal Rating: 4.8/5 stars

The Wusthof Classic Chef Knife is a highly regarded knife with many great qualities.  It’s heavy 6 inch blade is superior for chopping and cutting just about anything.  Its blade is a forged high-carbon stainless steel blade with razor blade sharpness.  This knife also comes with a lifetime guarantee, so if for some reason you were not satisified, you could always return it or replace it under this guarantee.

Look below for some great deals on this knife as well as some user reviews from amazon.

Amazon Review 1:

My mom, browsing my Amazon wishlist one day, saw this listed there. She emailed me immediately to ask why I would ever want a knife that is that expensive. Aren’t the knives that she gave me as a housewarming gift good enough? They are dishwasher-safe and have a lifetime warranty, she reminded me.

I had to explain that while the knives she gave me were nice, they don’t even compare to my Wustofs. My Wustof knives retain an amazing sharpness (even when I’m a little lazy about sharpening them). Their balance is unparalleled. The handle fits my hand perfectly. The knives that she sent me always feel dull in comparision, and the handle is simply uncomfortable.

I consider a good cook’s knife to be essential for anyone who cooks. The question of which cook’s knife to buy depends on the person who will be using it. There are two different questions: which model to purchase, and which length to purchase.

There are two main knife manufacturers: Wustof and Henckels. I think that Wustof knives are better made. However, some people prefer the handles on the Henckels. The Henckels handle is extremely uncomfortable for me, so I don’t even consider them.

The second question is that of length. If you are taller, you will want a longer knife. Shorter people will want a shorter knife. I stand at 5’7″ (170cm), and find that the 8″ knife is most comfortable for slicing and chopping. My best friend is about an inch taller than me and also prefers this knife. A friend who is a couple of inches shorter than me prefers the 6″ cook’s knife.

If you have never purchased high-quality knives before, I would recommend that you go to a traditional store and try them out first. You want to see if the handle is comfortable and if the balance is right for you. Then come back here and order it — the Amazon price is much better than that found in any kitchen speciality or upscale department store.

Also, if you have never purchased high-quality knives before, I would recommend two other purchases: a knife holder of some sort and a sharpening steel. The former, which doesn’t need to be very expensive at all (my best friend has one that cost him less a dollar; it is simply a plastic tray with slits for holding the blades), keeps the blade from getting nicked while it’s sitting in your drawer. The latter keeps the blade nice and sharp. You should sharpen your knives every time you use them. This isn’t very difficult, nor is it very time-consuming, but it keeps your knives in perfect condition.

I am extremely happy with my purchase. I am slowly growing my knife collection. You will always find one of these knives on my wishlist. Even my mother has come around — after experiencing these knives herself, she bought one for herself, and sent me the 6″ cleaver as a birthday gift!

Amazon Review 2:

The right chef’s knife can change prep time from a chore to a joy: mincing herbs, chopping veggies, opening squash and melons, even carving meat in a pinch. Wusthof makes some of the best – forged of high carbon stainless to keep an edge without being fragile, fully tanged and bolstered for heft and balance, with a comfortable, ergonomically-correct handle that can stand up to water and wear. You will use this for a lifetime.

SO: DON’T buy the five-inch because it’s the cheapest one in the line. A chef’s knife that’s comfortable in the hand is a perfect tool. A knife that’s too small is not worth the money. Anyone can use a five-inch knife for occasional fine mincing, but for chopping and carving, the five-inch is about right balance for a petite woman or very small man. Measure your chopping hand from the base of the thumb to the end of the pinkie – if that length is between five and six inches, this is your knife. If not, get a bigger one.

Amazon Review 3:

This is an excellent all-around knife. I have a couple of santoku and other style knives, but I really like this classic French style. It’s very versitile and great for almost everything. If I could only have one knife in the kitchen, this would be the one. The blade is curved just enough to make dicing a breeze, and as one would expect from Wusthof, its quality and feel are excellent. While not super expensive, this is not a cheap knife, but if you want to invest in a high quality, general purpose knife that will get a lot of use, this would be an ideal choice.

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