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Wüsthof Classic 8-Piece Knife Block Set - $369.99 Incl Delivery @ Costco Online (Membership Required)

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Not sure if available in stores.

Damn, seems the Black $349.99 version went out of stock

Costco also has a 10 Piece set for $499.99.
Which other stores have for around $639

Went down a rabbit hole of searching for a good knives, was going to purchase just a single Wusthof Classic chef knife that is arround $170, then stumbled upon the $350 black set and decided to go for that, $370 is still a great price imo.
Other stores seem to have it around $550.

Seems like a great deal.

As per my research great quality knife set to have and the Wusthof Classic chef knife has amazing reviews

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    Looks like it's out of stock?

  • +1 vote

    If you happened to be looking at this deal from last week, note that the Classic Ikon has a slightly different design to the Classic (this set) - notably shorter bolsters and different handle material. This is a good price for the set, though.

    • +1 vote

      That was a good price, but by $170 i meant like this

  • +1 vote

    just found these - way better - take a look at the box they used for the ad
    https://www.ozsale.com.au/product/16Pc-Knives-With-Block-Boa...

    • +2 votes

      I feel so stupid now T_T

      • +9 votes

        Your Wusthof will last far longer than those POS knives

        • +14 votes

          sarcasm missed

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          13 sets of the cheap ones may actually last longer.

          • +3 votes

            @VBO: yeah, but quality knives make cooking a joy rather than a chore

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          Really?

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            @khrome: Truly!
            I got this set delivered on Thurs and have enjoyed dicing and slicing my way through various ingredients

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              @Suspect420: Wustof come with lifetime no questions asked warranty…do these?

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                @lette: Yep, came in a red Wusthof box, knives separately wrapped and sealed, papers and a book on the origins of the company

  • +5 votes

    Or just get a decent chef knife and paring knife and save money and space and never feel guilty about not using all those other ones.

    • +4 votes

      I have this set and use them all regularly. It's only 5 knives, not 8.

      I find them a bit softer than some Globals I have but looked after they are wonderful to use.

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        Obviously you have a different set?

        • +2 votes

          if you look at the set, it actually looks like it's only 5 knives. The other 3 things are scissors, knife block, and what I think is a honing rod. I still agree though, I still agree though, a good chef and paring knife will cover you for most cases. Not the worst at this price point.

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            @droptester: Correct about what makes up the 8 pieces.

            I can see how a couple of good knives can be very adequate. But in my case it's often an extra person helping out with something, or sometimes trying something requiring multiple components / stages, so an extra knife can be handy.

          • -1 vote

            @droptester: Yes true, but that's obvious. It's 8 pieces not 8 knives. I didn't realise they were pointing that out

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      Wustof come with lifetime no questions asked warranty

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        They also come with a lifetime free sharpening. Last seen you had to send them to WA, there is a phone number you can ring. Might be an issue now.

        https://www.kitchenware.com.au/wusthof.html

        Go to bottom of the page.

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          I had completely forgotten about that. Thanks!

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            @lette: I’ve never actually tried it because you have to send them to WA. :) I might ring the number and see if they do it in Victoria, now.

  • +5 votes

    What on earth you need 8 sets of knives if you are not a pro chef? One pairing knife and one 8" chef knife can handle 90% of workload in a common household. Add a bread knife you are a fan of breads.

    Those extra ones just waste space and waiting to lost somewhere at best.

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      One for sushi too. Plus a cleaver.

      • +6 votes

        and a carving knife

        and some scissors

        are we up to the full kit yet?

        • -13 votes

          scissors??? not a scissor? scissors?!

          Your nutcase, I am not talking to you. You are probably those people have 16-set knife set on the countertop and another 32-set lining up on the wall just for decoration.

          • +4 votes

            @WhoGiveAShxt: Yes, scissors. What kind of object is a scissor?

            I am only familiar with the singular in verb form - to scissor ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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            @WhoGiveAShxt: "waiting to lost somewhere at best" check yourself first bro

        • +1 vote

          The chef's knife is the carving knife. After the chefs, paring and bread knives, the next one I want is a ceramic knife.
          Stays extra sharp for slicing tomatoes, etc.

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            @manic:

            The chef's knife is the carving knife

            You can use a chef's knife, but a carving knife has a narrower blade (I mean distance between edge and spine, not the other axis).

            In this set the 16cm "sandwich knife" looks like a pretty good option.

    • +3 votes

      Weeeeell im probably going to buy a santoku Knife too QQ

      It's just 5 knives btw, if you can get yourself into the habit of using the right one for the right task, you'll perhaps do a better job and make it easier

        • +13 votes

          People like you should not be allowed to visit anyone's home.

          • +1 vote

            @louuisc: Maybe they visit during the night? It's just as well for the household that they do have blunt knives!

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    How are those knives compare to Zwillings knives?

    • +2 votes

      A lot goes into giving a definitive answer to that, depends exactly which Zwillings you are talking about.

      However I would suggest looking through the review links in the post.

      Ultimately this is a good 'deal' which is a rare thing for a quality knife set.

    • +1 vote

      IMO they are pretty much on par. Both make excellent knives.

  • +2 votes

    I've had this exact set for around 11 years now. Used around 4-5 times a week on average.
    Chef knife get's the most use by a mile. A+++
    DO NOT put in dishwasher like we did for the 1st 6 months of its life..it wrecked the rivets.

    Haven't had them professionally sharpened at all , but they are still sharp AF

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      A++++, would buy again, 5 stars

    • +2 votes

      You bring up a very important point here. Do not put good knives in the dishwasher. Hand clean them as soon as possible after use, dry them immediately and put them back in their protective block.

    • +2 votes

      I can confirm that Victorinox are almost as good as Wüsthofs.

      Kiwi brand knives are even cheaper and amazing value for money: https://www.amazon.com.au/Kiwi-Knife-20cm-288/dp/B0091OPBCS

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        Very hard to sharpen a kiwi knife though.

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          Are you sure? My el-cheapo ceramic sharpener seems to do a good job with Kiwi knives. This guy thinks that they are easy to sharpen too: https://cheftalk.com/threads/kiwi-knives.59498/

          • +2 votes

            @bio: I've got a Furi finger style sharpener i bought cheap, sharpens my Kiwi's like a RAZOR. Only takes 30 seconds. I use them every day. When they start to dull 3-4 weeks later I hit them again. Awesome for $5 and your don't even have to look after them.

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              @Dontreadthis: I should clarify - it's very hard to get them back to the same edge that they ship with.

              They have a "hollow-ground" edge, which is super sharp, but you can't replicate it (with standard equipment, there's probably one guy out there with a machine that can!).

              You can use a normal 'V' (flat) type sharpener, but you might be doing a lot of extra work at first to re-shape it from hollow ground to flat.

              https://www.finestknife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/knife...

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        Love my kiwi knives.

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        Easiest knives ever to sharpen - just have to do it very regularly but they sharpen very easily.

        For the price Kiwi are sensational value - perfect for anyone who has just left home and is starting out.

  • +4 votes

    These are great knives. My set has lasted 20 years. The cook knife gets the used the knife but I do use the bread knife, paring knife and scissors regularly. The pull apart shears are great for cleaning.

    • +1 vote

      Forgive the lapse in English but I, think, you get my meaning. I have a couple of sets of the Wüsthof knives. One on my main workbench and one on the “island”. I have two sizes in the cooks knives, and I tend to use the smaller one more often. The shears get a bit of work and the ability to give them a thorough clean, by being able to fully separate the blades, is very useful. The knives are honed, regularly, and seem to maintain their sharpness.

      Even if you don’t buy these getting a good set of knives, in their own block to protect them, is the fundamental thing required for cooking and, as someone pointed out above, do not put them in the dishwasher. Hand wash, dry immediately and put back in the block.

  • +6 votes

    Wusthof Grand Prix II for $299 - https://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Public/Wusthof-Trident...

    same forged blades and I find the handles more comfortable. the handles are also textured which prevents slipping.

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      Great find, great set also!
      The finish quality isnt as good, they are lighter, some people might also like that more, and the handle is meant to be more erganomic on these ones

      The set that is in the OP is going for $595 on their website

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      These are better value, just don't have the classic look. Other than that, the blades themselves are the same as the Classic range.

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    Anyone can comment on how they compare wtih Global knives?

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      A lot goes into giving a definitive answer to that, depends exactly which Global knives you are talking about.

      Wusthof and Global are both solid reputable brands.

      I would suggest looking through the review links in the post.

      Ultimately this is a good 'deal' which is a rare thing for a quality knife set.

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      At a really general level.

      Global knives are lighter and normally sharpened to a finer angle so should feel sharper. The finer angle means they're more prone to chipping. I think these might be a harder steel too.

      Wusthof definitely more solid and feel like a traditional chef knife. The sharpening angle is not as fine as a Global, so it wont feel as sharp but it'll be less likely to chip.

      Both handles feel very different. The Wusthof has a bulky bolster where the handle transitions to the blade and is rectangular'ish. The Global is round and no bolster.

      They are both quality knives. FWIW I have a Wusthof that i love. My friends mostly have Global.

    • +1 vote

      Best advice is "pick one up" and see if you like it. I can't stand Globals, the handles, the lack of weight, the balance. Others love that about them.

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      I have found both from past experiences over time and from been at home and cooking groups that wusthof are far superior to any Global Knives. I would even think the Grand Prix II set is no doubt better than my best global Takeshi knives I have and use now.

      The only reason I use global Knives these days is I have a major full tear in my tendon and tennis elbow caused a new chronic injury that has wrecked my wrist elbow and forearm. So unless you value knives easy to sharpen light to use and high precision get the global. They are great knives but not in the same build quality weight balance as Wusthof. However the global sharpeners work very well but a whetstone or knife sharpening system would work better. If suggest the global minosharp 3 plus. Which is a ceramic water sharpener.

      Either one of these are excellent for home use though and I would have gone with wusthof or a very good Japanese master forged personal knives but they are far more expensive than these..

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    They are good quality and will last a long time. If you can get your hands on a good WMF set, can highly recommend these as my favorite German knife brand

  • -1 vote

    I am surprised many people like Chef knives, the last deal I posted must be prompting for people who is working at home.

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    How do I change it to show that it's out of stock now?

    • +1 vote

      Report your own post and ask the mods to mark it as out of stock

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    Good quality, I got the original 9 piece set years and years ago.
    Are they classing the scissors 2 pieces, or the block is a piece.

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      I think the block as a piece

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        oh yeah so mine must be 10 piece, but they never used to count that, haha

  • +1 vote

    I would say that the Wsthof-Classic-Essential-6-piece-Block-Set is also a good buy at $299
    It's usually low $400's

    I really only need a chefs knife and Paring knife

    https://www.costco.com.au/Kitchen-Laundry-Appliances/Kitchen...

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      I was going to post that, but I dont like the size of the chef knife in that set.
      The chef knife in the OP is much wider

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        Wow I didn't even realise this

        I would go the OP's one I could

        Mabey this one as a second option

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, I've been after some Wusthof for ages. Never seen them at this price before. This is generally the price of the 3 piece set.

    And an extra bonus finding out about the free sharpening.