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Wüsthof Gourmet Ridge Chef’s Knife, 8"

Top-rated: As seen in The New York Times The Ridge chef’s knife is the most innovative kitchen prep tool we’ve used in a long time. Ideal for slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing a variety of foods, the unique knife features holes that reduce ...Read More

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Top-rated: As seen in The New York Times

The Ridge chef’s knife is the most innovative kitchen prep tool we’ve used in a long time. Ideal for slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing a variety of foods, the unique knife features holes that reduce drag and a deflecting ridge that pushes food away from the blade. This is the knife for potatoes, onions and any firm or starchy vegetable.

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  • Wüsthof Gourmet knives offer the legendary qualities of Wüsthof cutlery at an affordable price
  • Each knife is laser-cut from a piece of high-carbon stainless steel for a precise, razor-sharp edge
  • Laser testing ensures sharpness and optimal cutting angle
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing methods result in consistently high and uniform quality
  • Triple-riveted, full-tang handle is contoured to fit comfortably in the hand
  • 58° on the Rockwell hardness scale

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Wüsthof
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel and polymer (POM)
  • Dimensions: 8" blade
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Germany

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash
  • For right-handed use only


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Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Inspired knife from Wustof
I pride myself on the kitchen utensils and gadgets I use in both professional and personal settings.

I read a small blurb about this knife in the newspaper. Admittedly, I considered the blade design a gimmick, but my interest was piqued. I had a gift certificate for SLT, saw it in store, and snatched it up.

That night I made a version of my mother�s ratatouille with onions, romas, red & yellow peppers, italian & mexican zucchini, eggplant, pancetta, garlic, and shallots. NOTHING sticks to the blade. I actually had a hard time adjusting to not taking breaks to decouple the ingredients from my knife every couple of slices. This knife is incredibly sharp (which is to be expected from the Wustof Gourmet line). My tomatoes were piled in a perfect dice � the blade didn�t crush them at all.

Next morning I moved onto prepping for my juice that I have aptly named Green Power (kiwi, honey dew, green apples, pears, lime, cucumber, kale, ginger). I cut with efficiency and experienced a significant decrease in prep time thanks to nothing sticking to the blade. The holes on the blade provide the benefit of what you get from a traditional hollow edged knife. . . but on steroids. And the ridge further accentuates this feature by preventing slices to pile up on the blade.

I�ll be honest � this is a weird looking knife, and I wanted to hate it � I�m not big on over-designed blades. The Ridge knife turned out to not be over-designed, but rather a design evolution of a standard chef�s knife.

This is similar to what happens with me and BMWs. When a new model of the 7 Series comes out, I despise the new model for a while simply because of how much I loved the previous version. Time goes on, I learn to love the newest version, and the cycle repeats. Moral of the story? Trust German engineers and trust their design
March 15, 2013
Amazing knife for they money!
This knife has amazing functionality. I prepped a ""chopping-intense"" dinner and this knife cut through everything with ease and not a single piece of food stuck to the blade. Needless to say this cut down significantly on my total prep time. For the money, this is a great blade and will be a staple in my kitchen
March 15, 2013
Not for left handers
The knife is well weighted,sharp, and has a good feel in your hand. It works well for me, but the ridge is only on one side and that decreases its uniqueness for left handed chefs ( my wife). In less than 1 month of use, one of the rivets has come out. I like the knife overall, but am concerned with the sturdiness. My wife would like a left handed version
April 29, 2013
Love it! - Most of the time!
This knife works very well on larger items like onions, tomatoes, squash etc.
Small pieces, i.e. chopped garlic or herbs, that stick to the bottom of the blade are a little harder to remove because the holes in the blade don't allow you to just wipe them off.
But in general, I love the knife
May 24, 2013
This knife did not perform as advertised.
Since my purchase I've been using this knife for the last few days to cut potatoes, yams, onions, etc. and the cut pieces still stick to the knife and I have to slide them off by hand. However fewer pieces stick to this knife when compared to another regular Wusthof chef's knife that I own (without holes & ridge). It definitely is made from good quality material and forged very well just like the collection of German made Wusthof kitchen knives that I work with. However, the features of this gourmet ridge knife just didn't work for me as advertised. That's why I'm giving it a poor rating on features but high rating on quality.
I definitely would recommend Wusthof brand for kitchen knives in general, but not this particular one
April 16, 2013
Wusthof Does it Again
I thought my collection of Wusthof knives was complete till I tried out this knife. Now I can't imagine life without it. Easy to hold and slices sticky foods like potatoes, tomatoes and even cheese with ease. I love this knife
September 23, 2013
Really Impressed
I made a Greek salad last night for a crowd. Needless to say, I had a lot of tomatoes and cucumbers to chop. I used my new knife and was impressed by how little stuck to the knife. I was able to get my chopping done more quickly because I wasn't spending time cleaning off the blade.

Definitely worth the purchase.

Thanks again Sur La Table for giving me another knife to add to my growing Wusthof collection
March 26, 2013
We own numerous Wusthof Knives and thought this one as touted we be a great addition to the ""arsenal."" Alas, I find the non-stick holes really do not perform as advertised. I still prefer the Wusthof Santuku as my go to knife. This one is very nice, has a good feel to it, but..
December 29, 2013
Great all around kitchen knife
Love this knife as it handles all my chopping and slicing needs perfectly. No need for multiple knives when you have this chef's knife. I would definitely recommend it!
May 20, 2013
"Wow, it's sharp!"
You can even slice ultra-thin mozzarella or sticky cooked yams and they won't stick. Don't know yet how well it will re-sharpen, but for the moment it's a dream knife
April 15, 2013

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Have a Santuko, but love the point on this knife.
patricia v on Jan 19, 2017
Excellent knife.
Dwight H on Nov 12, 2016
Have a Santuko, but love the point on this knife.
patricia v on Jan 19, 2017
It's neato.
Lucas G on Dec 8, 2016
Excellent knife.
Dwight H on Nov 12, 2016
this is a great knife. keep it sharp and it will do amazing things even if you are not a good cook.
diane T on Nov 1, 2016
Great knife at a good price
Brett F on Oct 14, 2016
I owned one before and it really works wonders when cutting carrots and other veggies that normally stick to the knife surface. Makes the task so much easier.
Sonia L. C on Sep 30, 2016
Gift for a friend and myself.
Linda H on Jul 24, 2016
I had purchased this knife for myself and wanted to give it as a gift for family members. I love this knife for cutting vegetables. They do not stick to this knife. Love it!
Linda V on Jul 14, 2016
Great second knife to add to my coll ction.
Danny B on Jun 16, 2016
to try
Leslie C on Jun 15, 2016
I needed to cut vegetables with less hassle.
John C on May 11, 2016
I think that it will slice vegetables excellently. I bought it as a gift for my husband's birthday.
Sandra C on May 2, 2016
I liked the balance and feel of this knife. I also like the design to keep the food from sticking to the knife.
Chris M on Apr 29, 2016
We need this to fill our our set of Wusthof knives.
JOHNNY M on Apr 23, 2016
Seemed like a clever useful idea at a reasonable price. Have always been satisfied with Wusthof cutlery.
Bruce P on Apr 15, 2016
Love it
Cheryl H on Mar 24, 2016
We already have this knife and love it. Wanted to share with my family.
Carol C on Mar 4, 2016
I have this brand of knives and really like them
Deanne C on Mar 1, 2016
Needed a sharp knife
Shelley A on Feb 4, 2016
Mary V on Dec 28, 2015
this is a gift and I already have one. It's a good knife
rick k on Dec 14, 2015
Charles S on Dec 11, 2015
Recommended by chef friend
Kenneth M on Dec 8, 2015
My wife is a chef and she mentioned how she would like this knife so I got it for her for Christmas.
Robert S on Dec 1, 2015
I've used it before and liked the way it handles
Alison B on Nov 16, 2015
I bought this knife because it is made by Wusthof and because I wanted to try out this new style knife.
Peggy B on Oct 16, 2015
I love my other Wusthof knives
Heidi r on Oct 10, 2015
ruthmary g on Aug 19, 2015
I was looking for a chef knife that the food will not stick to.
Gail M on Aug 12, 2015
I needed a chef's knife, this looked innovative and I loved the price!
Kathryn C on Aug 11, 2015
I have one at my home in FLA and needed one here in NJ. It's a great knife to work with.
ANITA B on Jun 19, 2015
Needed a good knife. Saw this at a Cutting Class
John L on Jun 19, 2015
To add to my collection of Wusthof knives and this is a newer one.
S B K on Jun 5, 2015
It's an amazing brand for an amazing price.
Janice B on May 27, 2015
innovative knofe
Richard B on May 23, 2015
Utilitarian nature of knife.
CHRISTOPHER S on May 19, 2015
Intrigued by design, needed new chef's knife.
Susan B on May 19, 2015
Love this knife for slicing all my vegetables
Kim F on May 17, 2015
I use lots of fresh veggies in the meals I prepare and wanted a knife the would decrease my prep time.
DEBRA L on May 15, 2015
I am always bothered by raw potatoes sticking to my chef's knife so we'll see how much better this design is
Janet P on May 3, 2015
If it works like it says it does I will be in heaven while slicing all my veggies and it ships for free.
Mary B J on Apr 27, 2015
I have another knife like this, and I love it. It lives in a different location, so I wanted one for where I am now. Lovely knife.
Cherryl F on Apr 24, 2015
I liked mine so much that I'm buying these for gifts.
Delores G on Apr 24, 2015
The 8" chef knife is the most useful knife I use. I wanted to try this one because of the special features.
Allyn H on Apr 24, 2015
It looks to be a very useful knife ... the holes would function much like grantons do to reduce drag and the ridge should help move material away from the blade
Robert W on Apr 24, 2015
Great knife for slicing
Kenneth B on Feb 25, 2015
Food, especially potatoes, do not stick when cutting.
Kathy V on Feb 22, 2015
A gift for one who chops a lot
Marlene E on Feb 21, 2015
Great knife for chopping vegetables.
james f. p on Jan 28, 2015
Easy fast slicing!
Mary C on Jan 19, 2015
It's neato.
Lucas G on Dec 8, 2016
this is a great knife. keep it sharp and it will do amazing things even if you are not a good cook.
diane T on Nov 1, 2016
Does the ridge get in the way of sharpening?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: While our knife is new and not in need of sharpening; however, the ridge is no where near the sharp edge so it should have no impact on the sharpening process.
Does this work equally well for Lefties?

Wustof Gourmet Ridged Chef's Knife...
A shopper on Apr 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Because the ridge is on the right side of the blade this added feature will not benefit lefties- the knife will work fine but not this added feature of the ridge which significantly reduces drag and reduces food sticking to the blade.
What is the best knif for cutting meat? What is the best knife for cutting raw meat?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This knife is made especially for right handed people and does an excellent job on vegetables. It is not intended for custting meat. I use a regular chef's knife for cutting raw meat and a slicing knife for cooked meat such as roasts.


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