With this Zwilling Gourmet 7 piece knife setyou can go right to work in the kitchen. The knife set consists of five kitchen knives, a scissors and a knife block to store these products. Especially the SharpBlock knife block is special: this is equipped with the so-called KIS technology. This means that three of the six slots(for the smooth-cut blades) are equipped with small ceramic sharpening stones, positioned in the ideal sharpening angle. Every time you replace or remove a knife, your knife is being sharpened. The icons with each slot are very practical. They clearly show which knife belongs in which slot. Not to miss!
Every knife from the Gourmet series is made 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 extends completely into the handle, also called full-tang The crop is missing, so you can use the entire blade while cutting. This also makes every knife slightly 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 very comfortable to hold.
Thanks to the materials used, the Zwilling Gourmet knives are suitable for the dishwasher. Although, we recommend to clean the knives by hand. For example, the knives do not suffer from the detergent and the inevitable “colliding” in a dishwasher. This will keep your knives stunning for a longer time.
The difference between the Gourmet and Twin Gourmet
The Zwilling Gourmet looks similar to the Twin Gourmet series. The same timeless, classic design with the three rivets. The same Friodur-ice hardened blade without crop. But there are some differences. The main visible difference is the Zwilling logo in the middle of the three rivets of the Gourmet series. The biggest difference is where the blades are made. While the Twin Gourmet knives were produced in Spain, the Gourmet knives “just” come from Germany. Rather familiar.