Wüsthof® Gourmet Ridge Chef’s Knife, 8"
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. For right-handed use only.
- Manufacturer: Wüsthof
- Material: High-carbon stainless steel and polymer (POM)
- Care: Hand wash
- Use: For right-handed use only
- Dimensions: 8" blade
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
- Made in Germany
- 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
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
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
I definitely would recommend Wusthof brand for kitchen knives in general, but not this particular one
Definitely worth the purchase.
Thanks again Sur La Table for giving me another knife to add to my growing Wusthof collection
Great addition to your knife collection. One that will be well-used, maybe even your favorite
6 months ago
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