Wusthof Pro Cook´s 8-In Chef Knife

Last updated: June 26, 2019


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Product Details

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Wusthof Pro Cook´s 8-In Chef Knife placed 12th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This Wusthof Pro series 8″ Chef knife is designed exclusively for the tough day-to-day demands of the commercial kitchen, with the NSF listing to back it. Use it for mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, slicing meat, and disjointing large cuts. Its soft, ergonomic poly handle is one of the most comfortable handles available on the market, effortlessly guiding the high-quality, rust-resistant German steel blade wherever the culinary professional demands.this stamped line of Wusthof cutlery offers the same high-quality German made products at never before seen prices. Designed by chefs, for chefs, these knives are built to withstand the rigors of everyday use. They use the same steel, The same craftsmanship, The same Wusthof quality, and the same instant name recognition as Wusthof knives costing four times as much – exclusively for the food service industry. Nsf listed.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The German classic is fully forged and has a full tang, which helps it feel perfectly balanced and ergonomic in your hand.
Sharpness, and price, it’s the best-performing budget knife we tested.
It performed well on most of our tests.

What reviewers didn't like

Its cushy handle is comfortable for both larger and smaller hands, but its bulkiness and position make getting a proper pinch grip on the blade difficult.
This knife will require constant sharpening if you want to keep it sharp enough to slice tomatoes.
The long handle on the Wüsthof Pro Cook's Knife kept getting in the way, bumping into our forearms as we tried to cut with it.
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