I think it’s just a sad fact of life for anybody who likes to spend a little bit of time in the kitchen that you are eventually going to have to replace your kitchen knives. No matter how reliable they may be and how much they suit your personal cooking style, blades will eventually dull to the point where they can no longer be maintained or sharpened and new knives will become the order of the day.
It’s a situation I’ve found myself in recently and it raised an interesting dilemma. Do I just get a new set of the same knives I’ve been using or do I take a risk on a new brand. On one hand I know and love the knives I had been using, so getting the same again would feel like slipping into a comfortable pair of shoes. On the other hand though, I may be missing out on even better knives by sticking with what I know.
In the end, I couldn’t help myself and I decided to take the risk and try something new. I took to the web and did a little bit of research on the top knife brands and the name Wusthof kept appearing as a brand to watch out for. I noted it down and checked out a Wusthof Classic Ikon knives review or two, where I found that praise for the knives was almost universal.
So…I bought them. All I can say is that every opinion that I read about these knives is absolutely correct. I swear I’ve never had such an easy time of chopping up my veg, particularly my tomatoes which always seemed to end up a little bit crushed with my old knife. Consider me a Wusthof convert because I am so glad that I decided to head outside of my comfort zone and try something new.