Have you heard of Wusthof Knives before? I have envied their knives for a long time now and longed to get my hands on one. Recently, they gifted me with one of their beautiful Classic Santoku knives so I could do a product review. Ever since opening it I have been in knife heaven. This knife is seriously amazing.
I've had good knives before, but this is the mother of them all. I can't imagine what their other knives can do. One of the best parts about Wusthof is their warranty. Behind every good knife is a warranty. They also have great sharpeners to help keep your knife in tip top condition. Go to their website for more information about all of their products. For this review I put together a few different foods, that to me, need good knives if you are going to cut them up the right way. It really is true -- a knife is the most important kitchen tool. Are you ready to get chopping and slicing? Let's begin.
The knife looked so good in the box when it arrived, that I just had to take a picture.
Doesn't it look powerful?
First up, cutting fresh mozzarella cheese. If you do not have a good sharp knife for this, you might as well rip the cheese apart with your bare hands. The beauty of this knife is in the hollow edge which creates pockets of air to prevent extra thin or soft slices from sticking to the blade. Fresh mozzarella cheese has finally found it's match.
The knife really does glide through the cheese.
No sawing, or extra hard pushing to get the cheese to cut.
Just for kicks, I used the knife to cut a tomato. Normally, I use a serrated knife, but I thought I would give this a try. Perfecto!
I made a homemade pizza using this recipe for crust. I place the fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced turkey bacon (with the help of my new knife, of course), fresh tomato, crackled pepper and Parmesan.
Next up, the onion. With the right knife, cutting an onion will not be the dreaded kitchen chore anymore. Just watch.
I love this knife so much, I cried when I was done. The onions might have helped me out a little. Okay, bad joke. On with the next...
Meet a fresh pineapple. These are SO much better than cracking open a can of them. Oh, and having a good knife helps too.
No sawing to cut through the skin of this baby. Just a gently push down and away it goes.
Be sure to cut off the hard middle core.
Slice off the hard skin.
It's really that easy.
Once you have the skin and core cut off, it's time to slice all of the wedges up.
Thank you knife, for making my life easier.
Last, the all mighty watermelon.
I cut through that baby watermelon in the blink of an eye.
See how clean that cut is?
Want to learn how to cut a watermelon correctly? Go here for a wonderful tutorial. Who knew it could be so easy.
Fresh summer fruit, cut right in your own kitchen.
Do you want to get your hands on one of Wusthof's fabulous knives? Go here for a list of stores.
Wait, I'm not done. How would you like to win the knife featured in this post? Well, you can. The team at Wusthof has generously offered one up for grabs. Just leave a comment stating 1) your experience with a Wusthof knife in the past, or 2) how one of their products would change your life in the kitchen.
Leave your comment by Friday May 28th at 11:59 pm. Winner announced on Saturday. Good luck!