Wusthof Pro vs Classic: In-depth Comparison (2023)

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How does the entry level and affordable but discontinued Wusthof Pro stack up against Wusthof’s flagship Classic family of knives? Does the Classic blow away the cheaper Pro or does the scrappy Pro hold its own against its much snobbier cousin? Quick Comparison Wusthof Pro vs Classic: The differences The Wusthof Classic was made for … Read more

Do Plastic Cutting Boards Dull Knives?

No, plastic cutting boards do not dull knives faster than other cutting boards. In fact, the type of plastic used, high-density polypropylene, has similar properties to soft wood, and it is gentle on your knives. Be sure to check the feel of the plastic, though. Very hard plastic can dull your knives. Sometimes plastic cutting … Read more

Are Ceramic Knives Dishwasher Safe?

No, you should not put ceramic knives in the dishwasher. While technically they are dishwasher safe, it’s very likely that your ceramic knives will get damaged in the dishwasher. Ceramic blades are much more fragile than stainless steel, and will break in the jostling dishwasher. Honestly, no chef knives should be going in the dishwasher, … Read more

Are Santoku Knives Good for Cutting Meat?

What are Santoku Knives? Santoku knives are known as the multi-purpose knife in Japan. They can cut most things, except for very hard bones and shells. They are more brittle than the European counterparts, and require a little extra care. The carbon steel should be handwashed immediately after use, espeically with contact with acidic foods, … Read more

What To Know About Japanese Knives

All Your Questions about Japanese Knives, Answered: Are they the right knives for you? Why are Japanese knives so special? There are a few main features that make Japanese knives differ from German/European knives. Firstly, they often are made out of carbon steel, as opposed to stainless steel. This is a harder material, but in … Read more

Are Wusthof Knives Dishwasher Safe?

No, Wusthof knives are not dishwasher safe. The dishwasher will dull the blades of any high quality knife, because the blades rub against the plastic basket. The knives can also damage your dishwasher and shorten the life of that appliance as well. Also, it’s just not safe to try to grab knives that sharp from … Read more