I hope you agree with me when I say:
Wusthof is and has been the top cutlery brand for centuries.
When it comes to precise and quality knives, many professional chefs have resorted to using Wusthof knives.
Not because they’re cheap in price, but because of how durable and sharp they are. Wusthof knives are used by celebrity chefs and home cooks around the world simply because of the great efficiency and manufacturing quality.
Germany is known for its knife manufacturing skills and how good they are at it. This is why Wusthof is way ahead of its competition in terms of technology and manufacturing process.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newbie in the cutlery world, you must have a knife of any lines from the brand Wusthof.
So, if you are down to this specific page you might want to know details about the Wusthof Silverpoint line.
Many people have chosen to try out the Silverpoint line by Wusthof and are looking for honest reviews on the line. We have tested this line and in this Wusthof Silverpoint review, I will tell you about all its advantages and disadvantages.
Wusthof Silver Point Pros And Cons:
Here is a list of most of the advantages and disadvantages these knives possess:
|✅ Extremely cheap prices||❌ Stamped and not forged|
|✅ Various versatile products|
|✅ Precision cut blades|
|✅ Dishwasher safe knives|
|✅ Razor-sharp out of the box|
Wusthof Silverpoint Review 2021:
Wusthof has been manufacturing knives since 1814 in Solingen, Germany. Over the hundreds of years, they have figured out how to make pretty amazing knives. This Silverpoint line is no exception.
Even though all brand’s knives are made using the same nearly identical techniques, some slight changes in their properties and production materials were made to make the knife more practical for the user.
The Silverpoint series features multiple styles of knives that are manufactured using the stamped method that has been laser cut to precision. Unlike many other lines such as their classic line, the stamped method makes the Silerpoint unique, making them super lightweight and convenient.
These knives are meant to be used by people just getting into the cutlery world. The precision-cut blades make prep work extremely easy because of their nimbleness, which reduces your time and helps you manage it better within the kitchen.
Stamped knives are also cheaper than forged ones, making this line ideal for people on a budget and looking for something that resembles a luxurious knife.
Now for this Wusthof Silverpoint review, let’s talk about some of the individual features of the Silverpoint line.
Although these knives are cheaper than almost any other series by Wusthof, it is still ideal to have an idea of what prices you’re looking at when purchasing cutlery.
Here is a price chart that compares the Wusthof Silverpointseries with the Wusthof Classic series so you can have a better idea of the price:
|Product||Wusthof Silverpoint||Wusthof Classic|
|Knives Essentials Set|
A comfortable grip is something every chef aspires to have when shopping for a kitchen knife.
After spending years perfecting quality control, Wusthof launched this series with a handle made from a black special synthetic material that has a logo engraved on it.
This handle provides a comfortable feel in your hands and supports you through effortless cutting.
This material used for the handle is actually also dishwasher safe! This means you can save time while working in the kitchen and have to not put any effort into washing them.
however, although they are dishwasher safe, Wusthof recommends hand washing these knives after use because if the knives are put into the dishwasher too much, it can not only knock the blades together, damaging them.
But it can also cause corrosion because if the blade is not washed soon after use, corrosive food particles can damage the blade.
For the crafting of their magnificent blades, Wusthof has implemented 40 steps, carried out by 300 skilled workers and hundreds of robots. But all this would mean nothing if the material wasn’t high quality to start with.
Now lucky for us, Wusthof doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to quality control in terms of their products.
This Silverpoint series is no exception. The blades of this series are made from a unique blend of high-quality steel, carbon, chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium.
Check out the Wusthof Silverpoint Peeling Knife by clicking the image above
The scientific term for this single piece of steel is called CrMoV stainless steel. This steel is often referred to as German Stainless Steel because several other brands, including Kamikoto knives, use this type of steel.
Now the question arises, What’s so special about this type of steel anyways?
Well, the secret is all in durability and edge retention of the said blade.
The edge of hard steel is retained for a long time to come; but if the steel is too hard, it is more inclined to chip or break.
Wusthof knives are a 58 on the Rockwell scale, hard enough to maintain their edge long enough, but soft enough to withstand daily abuse without any problems.
Another big factor to consider when looking for the perfect fit for your kitchen is the performance of the knife.
A knife is the chef’s best friend in the kitchen. So if it doesn’t do its job, what good would a knife be?
In terms of performance, here’s what you can expect from the Wusthof Silverpoint series:
Sharpness is one factor that either makes or breaks the knife for many people including myself.
Whenever I evaluate a knife’s sharpness I always cut tomatoes with it, and they can slice them into thin strips with ease.
Check out the Wusthof Silverpoint Knives Essentials Set by clicking the image above
Even though there are knives with sharper edges on the market, a blade with a 28-degree edge would work best. If an edge is too sharp, it becomes brittle and is more likely to chip.
With Wusthof Classic knives, you get the right balance between sharp and durable—consistently good enough to cut through a ripe tomato, but strong enough to slash through bones and cut rock-hard foods.
What difference would an expensive knife have if it dulled out quickly?
The answer is nothing! This is why keeping an edge of a knife is important. And that itself can be a challenge. This is why for several months I tested out the knife to see if it would hold up under high-pressure tasks and for how long.
The conclusion I came to is that Wusthof Silverpoint knives have the highest edge retention in the industry due to the combination of high-quality steel and meticulous manufacturing processes.
I faced no problem with them and furthermore, they still to this day hold their edges perfectly fine.
All I had to do was sharpen them once or twice a year. Wusthof also recommends sharpening their knives once every six months and that’s only if you use them on a regular basis.
Helpful resource: On Wusthof.com, they provide a step-by-step guide on how you can sharpen and hone their knives efficiently.
Now before talking about the durability of the knife, you must realize that the knives are actually extremely cheap compared to other Wusthof lines like the Wusthof Classic line.
The Wusthof Silverpoint blade has been precision cut from a laser. They are stamped knives. Stamped knives typically are not as strong as forged knives with a full tang design. So when it comes to durability, most people tend to think Wusthof has cut corners.
Check out the Wusthof Silverpoint Garnishing Kit by clicking the image above
But in reality, the Wusthof Silverpoint blade is cut out from a large sheet of steel, then is honed and heat-treated for durability.
Although they might not be as strong as other brands or lines that are made from fully forged steel, they still are some of the best in their price range.
If you’re looking for something more durable and can make an exception on your budget, you might want to check out the best chef knives under $100.
So far, for the most part, I’ve just been praising the Wusthof Silverpoint series.
The fact that they’re pretty awesome still stands true.
But like everything else, this knife brand has some flaws as well.
Although the people who dislike the series are in the minority, they still do exist.
Here are some of the mentionable flaws that customers have commonly complained about after using these knives.
They’re Not Durable:
The most common complaint people talk about is that this series has stamped blades so people believe that it is not durable.
But as mentioned above, the knife is actually cut out from a large sheet of steel, then is honed and heat-treated for durability.
Wusthof would never sell any of their customers’ cheap knives that haven’t been tested out before.
For the most part, I think this issue appears because the knives are not properly taken care of.
Wusthof recommends not putting these knives in the dishwasher too often or the blade can become brittle and it can cause the blade to be damaged.
Be sure to take care of the knives properly and there is no way they will not last you generations to come.
The Logo Peels off:
Most customers that purchase the Wusthof knives accidentally mistake the red sticker on the knife as the logo imprinted on it.
It’s hard to tell even after touching the knives and feeling the handles.
Some people get into the minor design details, and those that buy Wusthof Silverpoint knives because they love the red logo, are often disappointed when they realize it washes out after a while.
Check out the Wusthof Silverpoint Serving Fork by clicking the image above
There are some people who obsess about the design details, and those who buy Wusthof Silverpoint knives because of the bright red logo, who are often disappointed to find the logo fades over time.
Now you know what to expect.
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Hey there! i am Bobby Flay, an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. I am the owner and executive chef of several restaurants across 11 states. And so, i’ve decided to share some of my expertise by reviewing and rating multiple different products and equipment i’ve used and loved over the years, so you at home, can get the best products by professional advise.