Wusthof Pro Cook´s 8-In Chef Knife

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the Wusthof Wusthof Pro Cook´s 8-In Chef Knife placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
271 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The German classic is fully forged and has a full tang, which helps it feel perfectly balanced and ergonomic in your hand.
- Good Housekeeping
Sharpness, and price, it’s the best-performing budget knife we tested.
- New York Times Wirecutter
It performed well on most of our tests.
- Reviewed
What experts 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.
- New York Times Wirecutter
This knife will require constant sharpening if you want to keep it sharp enough to slice tomatoes.
- Reviewed
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.
- Serious Eats

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Mac Knife Hollow Edge 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Victorinox Fibrox Pro 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Tojiro DP Gyutou 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Shun Classic 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Imarku Pro Kitchen 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Wusthof Classic IKON 8-In Cook’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Global 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Cangshan D Series 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Wusthof Pro Cook´s 8-In Chef Knife
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4

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