Proper Handling and Storage for Wusthof Classic Knives

by paulb on December 17, 2012

Knives are the cook’s weapon of choice when it comes to slicing and chopping, and no food processor can give the same precise cuts as the one given by Wusthof Classic knives. Of course, you’d want to take care of your knives to get the most out of them. Let’s check out the Classic line and how you can take care of them properly.

Wusthoff Classic Knives: Basics

The knives from this line are machine-forged and then hand-honed to ensure that the blades are perfectly tapered up to the tip of the tang. This may all be sounding too technical but what it means is that the knife starts from a slab of carbon steel and ends with a beautifully crafted kitchen knife. To the untrained eye, the subtle differences of a Wusthof knife from other knives may not be obvious, but for long-time users, the look alone is distinguishable. The three rivets that securely attach the handle to the tang is a Wusthof Classic.

The appeal of Wusthof Classic knives is in the handling. A knife bearing the Wusthof brand is known to be on the hefty side. When it comes to knives, more heft is preferred because it affects the way the knife is controlled. This heaviness is due to the solid carbon steel blade that extends all the way to the handle. To create balance, the handle and rivets are carefully attached. It is a subtle addition that improves the performance of the knife.

Maintenance

Given the proven durability of Wusthof Classic knives, the question of how to take care of them arises. Like any other knife brands, a Wusthof also needs the tender loving care of the owner. No matter how many battle scars it endured while used in the kitchen front, the knife has to be properly cleaned and stored. Although the knife will stand the test of time, it still has to be cleaned with warm soapy water after every use and thoroughly dried using a towel. For storage, it is recommended that the knife is safely secured in a knife block. Magnet bars and cases can also be used for individual knives. For chefs who are always on the go, the knives can be stored in customized cook’s case or briefcase. This way, it is easy for kitchen professionals to transport their knives without fear of dropping them. With continued use, Wusthof knives get better and with proper care, the knives will be around for a long period of time.