KITCHEN KNIVES REVIEW-WUSTHOF-ClASSIC 7-PC SET

WHO IS WUSTHOF

Wusthof is a family owned and operated business that was founded in Solingen, Germany in 1814 and has been family operated for 7 generations. The employ 350 people.

The city of Solingen is also known as the City of Blades, because of the high standard of quality they demand for knives that are made in their city. Wusthof meets these demands and therefore, they proudly stamp “Made in Solingen” on their products.

The company logo, a Trident within a circle, is a symbol of their core values, Passion, Diligence, Perfection.

Wusthof has a large inventory of knife products. The are used by well-known chefs to the ordinary cook. This kitchen knife review is going to cover the Classic 7-pc set which has all the knives you will need in your own home kitchen.

  • Includes 3.5-inch Paring Knife,
  • 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife,
  • 6-inch Kiritsuke Prep Knife,
  • 8-inch Bread Knife,
  • 8-inch Chef’s Knife,
  • Come-Apart Kitchen Shears,
  • 6-slot Slim Design Wood Knife Block (Acacia Wood)
  • Ultra slim knife block design to maximize counter space (small 9.5 x 3.5-inch footprint)

Exclusive Precision Edge Technology

WÜSTHOF’S Precision Edge Technology, PEtec, offers superior blade sharpness and has set the new standard for modern cutlery.

Conventionally hand-sharpened knives are plagued by irregularities that diminish the blade’s sharpness and overall performance. Through a proprietary process inclusive of computer-controlled robotics, WÜSTHOF’S PEtec yields a smoother, more refined edge with dramatically increased sharpness and sharpness retention along the entire length of the blade. The result is a knife with a definitive advantage for every home or professional chef.

The Technology:

  • Before sharpening, the blades are measured using lasers to ensure accuracy
  • Computers calculate the precise sharpening angle for each blade
  • Precision robots sharpen the blades on a whetstone
  • The knives are given a final polish using a specialized disc

The Benefits:

  • The quality of forged WÜSTHOF knives produced using the PEtec process is significantly higher than that produced by the standard manual sharpening process.
  • Extremely high cutting performance with a 20% sharper edge
  • Doubles the edge retention
  • Optimum cutting edge along the entire length of the blade
  • Unique, consistently high and reproducible quality

The Classic 7-pc set has a double bolster design which give it a professional-style heft and exceptional balance and is good-looking. The handles are made of a synthetic material, which is highly durable for a long-lasting knife. Polyoxymethylene (POM) is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability. POM resists fading and discoloration of the knife handle. The handle’s elegant shape is designed for a comfortable grip.

CLEANING AND STORING OF YOUR KNIVES

Always be careful when handling any knife as the blades are shape and can easily cause an injury, as these are some of the sharpest cooking knives available.

You should always hand wash these knives, using the dishwasher is not a good idea. These knives are high quality and top of the line so treat them as such.

Use a clean cloth and a mild detergent and warm water. If treated properly these knives will serve your needs for many years to come. They are designed to be treated with respect.

Store your knives the proper way to keep the edges sharp and ready to cut, chop, dice or peel any food you choose. Always make sure they are completely dry before you put them away. This 7-pc set comes with a six-slot slim line block. This will not take a lot of space on your countertop but is an excellent place for storing your knives. Two magnetic holders are another method of storage. If you have limited space, this may a good option as the can be hung on the wall or place on a flat surface such as a drawer. The magnets will hold the knives apart from each other so the edges do not get dull. If you like to take your knives with you when you are away from home, a knife case or knife roll can protect you knives as you take them from place to place.

KEEPING YOUR KNIVES AT THEIR BEST.

There is a method called honing, which calls for a tool which is made of steel and called a honing steel. This method will maintain your knives by realigning the microscopic teeth along the blade. It is best if you read the instruction on how to do this properly. There are instructional videos on the internet.

Sharpening is different from honing. There are different methods of sharpening a knife. Sharpening remove a small amount of the edge using sharpening steel. As these knives are precision blades, I recommend you learn on something other than a Wusthof knife. There also videos on the internet to help you learn.

Pros

  • German made by Wusthof Family
  • Percision Technology
  • Superior blade sharpness
  • Retains sharpness
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Triple riveted handle
  • Beautiful Acacia Wood Knife Block
  • Come-Apart kitchen shears are high quality and easy to keep clean

Cons

  • Expensive but very high quality
  • Extremely sharp (need to be careful when handling)
  • Not dishwasher safe

Conclusion

These knives are some of the highest quality knives available. The pros definitely outweigh the cons. With proper care these knives will last a lifetime. I believe the are worth the cost. They are an investment in making cooking a pleasure.

I hope this Kitchen knife review has given you information enough to make an informed decision when purchasing your 7- pc knife set which you can find on Amazon.

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Ninja Ultra Prep Food Processor/Blender Review-3 kitchen helpers in 1

Who is the Ninja Company

Ninja is a part of the Shark Company which was originated in Montreal Canada but have since relocated to Needham, Mass, just outside of Boston. They are one of the leading companies in the housewares industry. They are well-known for quality products.

What is a Ninja Ultra Prep?

The Ninja Ultra Prep food processor/blender is a lightweight and compact food processor that is easy to work with and store. The 700 Watts of power make it a powerful enough to crush ice. This Ninja is a blender, food processor, and dough mixer all in one easy to store unit.

How does it work?

With 3 interchangeable blades it is a multi- purpose processor. The blades are very easy to change and can be done quickly when you are preparing your meal.

  • Course and Fine Chop Blade will crush ice for and iced drink and it will chop veggies to make salsa.
  • Nutrient Extraction and High- Speed Blade allows you to make smoothies, shakes, dips and dressings.
  • Dough and Batter Blade allows you to mix pizza dough, batter, and much more.
  • Motorized power pod, which goes on the top of jar is pushed down to pulse or hold down to run continuously, which ever is necessary for your food prep. One touch button control.
  • The uniquely engineered jar is BPA (Bisphenol-A, an estrogen-imitating chemical) FREE, (therefore the harmful chemicals have been removed) durable plastic and is dishwasher safe. It is a 48 oz. capacity using the Total Crushing Power Chopping Blade 28 oz. capacity using High-Speed Blade. Mix up to 1 lb. of dough and batter with Dough Blade.

Cleanup and Storage

Cleanup is easy as the blades and jar are all dishwasher safe. A special brush is provided for cleaning the pod. The unit is small enough to sit on the counter top or fit into a cupboard.

The Pros:

  • Compact Space saver
  • Lightweight 1.5 Lbs
  • Blender, Food Processor and Dough Mixer all in one unit.
  • 700 Watts of Power

The Cons:

  • Must Call Customer service for warranty.
  • Dough can be hard to clean up.
  • Not good for grating cheese.

Conclusion:

The Ninja Ultra Prep Food Processor/Blender is the most versatile of all products of this type. I have owned the bigger Ninja Blender with the processor attachments for several years and it works great but I wish this one had been available at the time because it is so much smaller and lighter. My ninja has served me well for many years and I think you will be pleased with this one.

Check this kitchen helper out on Amazon.com