Tips and techniques for using your WÜSTHOF knife

Wielding your Wüsthof knife the right way will save you lots of time in the kitchen. Using the proper slicing and dicing techniques makes preparing every meal so much easier!

HOW TO HOLD A KNIFE

Wusthof Techniques

1. Allow the knife to balance gently in the palm of your hand with hand open.

Wusthof Techniques

2. Place the lower three fingers of the hand you use to hold the knife around the handle with the middle finger on the bolster.

Wusthof Techniques

3. The thumb and index finger clasp the blade left and right.

How to cut using the “Claw Grip”

Wusthof Techniques

1. The free hand holds the material to be cut. The fingertips face the rear inside of the palm so cutting your fingers can be avoided.

Wusthof Techniques

2. The knife is close up against the fingers so that the blade lightly touches the fingers when cutting.

Wusthof Techniques

3. The cook’s knife is moved straight up and down along the fingers with the tip of the knife always staying on the cutting board. So the knife makes a rocking movement.