The Zwilling Gourmet Chinese chef's knife 18 cm is perfect when cutting and chopping vegetables and herbs. The high blade is perfect when, for instance, cutting lettuce or squashing garlic and ginger. In addition, it enables you to quickly scoop up the ingredients you cut to put them in a pan.
Please note: even though the knife might look like a cleaver, it is not. The blade of this Chinese chef's knife is not made for this purpose. If you want to chop meat with bones we recommend using a real cleaver. The knife is a part of the Zwilling Gourmet collection. An extensive collection of kitchen knives with a classic three-rivet design.
Zwilling Gourmet: classic, reliable kitchen knives
Each knife from the Gourmet collection is forged from one piece of steel. Stainless and Friodur ice-hardened, as we often see with kitchen knives from Zwilling. During this special process, the steel is subjected to extreme temperatures in several steps. Afterwards, each knife is sharpened with laser precision. An excellent combination that ensures that the sharpness, sustainability, corrosion resistance and sharpness retention are extremely good.
The blade seamlessly merges with the handle: the knives have a full-tang construction. The crop is missing, so you can use the entire blade as you use the knife. This also makes every knife lighter, easier to manoeuvre and more convenient to sharpen on a sharpening stone. The handle is made of POM. Secured with three rivets. Classic but effective. Every knife is nicely balanced and feels comfortable in hand.
Thanks to the materials used, the Zwilling Gourmet knives are dishwasher proof. However, we recommend to clean the knives by hand. After all, if you wash them by hand the knives do not suffer from the detergent and the inevitable"colliding" in a dishwasher. As such your knives will stay in great shape for a very long time.
difference between Gourmet and Twin Gourmet
The Zwilling Gourmet collection looks a lot like the Twin Gourmet collection. The same timeless, classic design with the three rivets. The same Friodur-ice hardened blade without crop. But there are some differences. The main difference is the Zwilling logo in the middle of the three rivets of the Gourmet series. The biggest difference can be found in where the blades are made. While the Twin Gourmet knives were produced in Spain, the Gourmet knives come from Germany. Nice and familiar.