For beginners, a knife set with two to three chef's knives is the best choice. A 2-piece set includes a chef's knife as well as a paring and garnishing knife. A 3-piece set also contains a meat knife. With this basic equipment, you can do almost all work in the kitchen without any problems.
With our wooden knife blocks, you always have your kitchen knives at hand in the kitchen. It is possible to buy the knife blocks including the knife set or without. The assembled knife blocks consist of six to ten pieces and, in addition to high-quality knives, often contain a sharpening steel and household scissors. A knife block is not only practical for storing the knives, but also an attractive eye-catcher in every kitchen. A knife block from ZWILLING inspires professional and hobby chefs alike, because it is characterized by quality and functionality as well as an appealing design. High-quality beech wood, bamboo or walnut are used as materials. The durable woods are robust and still look good after many years. A knife block usually has shafts in which the various knives such as chef's knives, bread knives or garnishing knives are inserted. The knife blocks are manufactured with an inclination angle of 70 degrees, so that the knives can be inserted and removed effortlessly. In addition to conventional models, there are also magnetic knife blocks or knife stands. At first glance, these differed from the design without sacrificing functionality.
Knife set vs. Knife block
If a two or three-piece knife set is not enough for you, a bread knife and household scissors are a useful addition. For ambitious hobby chefs, on the other hand, various kitchen knives are part of the basic equipment for cooking. The blade shape and length are designed for the respective clippings so that cutting work can be carried out efficiently. When buying a knife block, you do not have to worry about the equipment. A 9-piece knife block includes the most important knives and ensures safe storage.
The right knife set for your needs
Which kitchen knife set is best suited for your purposes depends on several factors. We are here to help you to find a suitable knife set.
Knife sets for beginners and occasional cooks
If you prepare a few quick dishes every now and then, a two to three-piece knife set is sufficient. These sets contain a garnishing knife, a chef's knife and a meat or utility knife.
Ambitious hobby cooks and professionals
The more you cook, the greater the demand for knives and their quality. You need a larger selection of knives for the tasks involved. Filleting meat or fish requires the appropriate tools. In addition, the kitchen knives require a higher edge retention and particularly sharp blades, such as those found in Japanese knives, when used intensively. A 5-piece knife set is recommended, which you can supplement with individual special knives.
With a knife set from our online shop, you will always have the right utensil for the corresponding kitchen work at hand.