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Are knife sets suitable for beginners?
Yes! In fact, beginners are great candidates for kitchen knife sets. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just finding your footing in the kitchen, professional knife sets combine a few essential tools into one perfect package. These reliable, high-quality blades allow you to address a variety of slicing and dicing needs, so whipping up recipes and packing meals for the week feel like a breeze. No matter your experience, a premium knife set is always a welcome addition to your cutlery lineup.
How do I know which knife set is best for me?
To find the best knife set for you, it’s worth asking yourself: What type of cook are you these days? If you’re new to the kitchen, a chef’s knife set will be your go-to. The most important knives in any cook’s kitchen are a chef’s knife, a bread knife, and a paring knife. If you’re missing any of these blades, look for a chef’s knife set like a 3-Piece Starter Knife Set or a 5-Piece Chef’s Knife Set.
If you’d like to expand your repertoire of chef’s knives, a 2-Piece Santoku Set or a 2-Piece Chinese Chef’s Knife Set are wonderful choices. (You can read more about these blades in “Asian-Style Knives 101.”) Do you need a fresh range of kitchen workhorses? A 3-Piece Utility Set might be just the thing. If you’re usually the designated host around the holidays, a 2-Piece Carving Set would be a worthy investment. Or perhaps you’re seeking sharp, beautiful steak knives that compliment any table setting beautifully — in that case, check out our variety of steak knife sets in shades ranging from iconic black to dreamy Pink Himalayan Salt.
How do you clean kitchen knife sets?
Properly cleaning and storing your knives helps uphold their premium condition for years to come. Many of our customers have even passed down their WÜSTHOF blades across multiple generations! Our main tip for maximizing durability is simple: handwash and dry your knives after each use. These are not the knives you place in the dishwasher, and they’ll reward you tenfold for the extra dose of care you put in. After handwashing and drying your blades, store them safely in a knife block, in-drawer knife tray, knife roll, or blade guard. This maintains the blade’s sharp edge and keeps your hands safe each time you reach for your knife.
For more knife care do’s and don’ts, check out “How To: Clean your WÜSTHOF Knives.”