I have used many kitchen knives over the years, some claiming to resist external beatings, while others claiming to be able to cut through stone! But in a Kitchen we don’t need any of those traits, isn’t it? Anyways usually such claims aren’t based on substance and are just a marketing gimmick.
Having said that it is hard to figure out which knife/knives are attuned to your needs. Don’t worry I am there to help you guys! Bringing you a hands on review of the newest entrants in the market. Today, we talk about my favourite Wusthof knives which is the Wusthof Ikon 9 Piece Block Set, and if it’s worth the hype the product has created in the market.
Design & Feel
Fun fact, it comes from a German manufacturer. And as you must have already known, the Germans are hell bent on creating marvels of engineering. The Wusthof Ikon does hold true to such an endeavor. It is neatly fabricated, and feels good to hold, with a sturdy grip backing it.
What does it hold?
This knife block is truly all in one, in the right sense of the word! Have you ever wanted a knife set that could take care of all your cutting needs? This may be what you would have been looking for. It comes with a cook’s knife, paring knife, utility knife, santoku ( slicing & dicing ), bread knife, hollow edge carving knife, kitchen shears, sharpening steel and the good old knife block.
Is it worth the hype?
Well, coming from a reputable company like Wusthof ( they created their first knife set in 1814! ) it is bound to have high expectations. Do you remember those times when your knife would get stuck in the meat? And would make you feel like a strongman, just to take it out. This isn’t the case with this knife, the cutting is smooth, requires the least strength, and creates marvelous lines.
My New Wusthof Ikon 9 Piece Block Set isn’t giving me any hard time, that is something that could be proudly proclaimed!