Disclosure: I was given a complimentary WÃ¼sthof NEW CLASSIC 7-INCH CHAI DAO KNIFE to test and review. As always, I agreed to write about this product only if I like it.
I’m a big believer in investing in a good knife. It makes prepping food so much more enjoyable and efficient! There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to use a dull old knife to cut, slice or dice something. It makes cooking plain old frustrating to be stuck with a useless knife. Before testing the new WÃ¼sthof 7-inch Chai Dao knife, my favorite two knives were my chef’s knife by Global (which I still love) and my panini knife by WÃ¼sthof. Well, I now have a third knife to add to my list of favorites. I first tested the knife on an heirloom tomato and was amazed at the ease with which this knife created perfect slices. Next I tested it on some dicing and found it to be efficient and easy to use. Unlike some longer knives, the 7 inch length enabled me to use some quick wrist action to chop various vegetables. Now instead of grabbing my chef’s knife to dice, I am reaching for my new WÃ¼sthof knife.
And you can too if you leave a comment below by next Friday September 8th with how you would use this awesome new knife. Value at $99.95, it’s a special giveaway to one of my lucky readers. I will be drawing a winner at random so good luck! Don’t forget to check WÃ¼sthof out on Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com/wusthof1814 and www.twitter.com/wusthof
Here’s a bit of information from WÃ¼sthof about the knife:
Inspired by the traditional design of a Chinese Cleaver,
which is called a Cai Dao, WÃ¼sthof’s distinctively shaped
Classic 7-inch Chai Dao features a wide blade with a razorsharp
fine edge that curves dramatically upwards as it nears
the knife’s squared-off tip. The blade’s curvy profile — which
is in sharp contrast to the perfectly straight blade style of the
popular, Asian-style Nakiri knife — allows chefs and home
cooks to quickly mince, chop, dice, and slice a myriad of
ingredients by employing an effortless “rocking” motion on
The Classic 7-inch Chai Dao’s wide blade surface also
makes it easier to scrape and carry prepped ingredients from
the chopping block to pans, bowls and other vessels. The
wider blade also makes the knife an ideal tool for smashing
and crushing aromatics, such as garlic, ginger, and
While primarily designed for prepping vegetables and fruits,
the agile and versatile Classic 7-inch Chai Dao has the
power and heft to be able to easily transition from slicing
paper-think shallots to cubing tough cuts of beef.