Three Must-have Wüsthof Knives
Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen, a top chef or somewhere in between, the key to culinary success lies in having the right tools and good knives are at the top of that list. With so many knives to choose from, it can however be difficult to know where to start when building your personal collection. Read on to discover the three essential knives that we believe every cook needs.
1. CHEF'S KNIFE
The chef's knife, or ‘cook's knife’, is the most important knife in the kitchen and a good one to invest in first. This all-rounder is your work knife and ideal for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing everything - from meat to vegetables. It should be perfectly balanced and just the right weight and size, so that it becomes an extension of your hand, or a ‘manual food processor’.
2. PARING KNIFE
A paring knife’s small, narrow blade tapers to a point at the tip, making it perfect for delicate tasks like trimming, slicing, and peeling small produce such as garlic and herbs. Often considered to be a mini chef's knife, the small size makes it quick and easy to manipulate in your hand when precision is required.
3. BREAD KNIFE
The freshest, crustiest loaves are no match for the sharp, serrated edge of the bread knife. The long blade glides through tough crust, without compressing the soft inside of a loaf and leaves minimal crumbs. It’s also useful for cutting a cake or tough-skinned fruit and vegetables. The serrated edge is also a wonderful tool for tomatoes or any thin-skinned produce, as it’s able to penetrate the skin without smashing the flesh in the process.
Good knives are an absolute kitchen essential, so head this way to browse Wüsthof’s full range and get your personal knife collection started.