Features of the WMF Grand Gourmet series
WMF Grand Gourmet type of steel
WMF generally uses X50CrMoV15 steel for the blades of the Grand Gourmet range. Sounds complicated, but this stainless steel is one of the most commonly used types of steel for kitchen knives. This is simply because it is easy to sharpen, retains its sharpness well and has excellent corrosion resistance.
WMF Grand Gourmet Damasteel
Besides this standard steel type, WMF also has some special versions of the Grand Gourmet series with a special blade made of Damasteel. This is a high-quality type of damascus steel, made by Swedish company Damasteel AB. Made of two high-quality powdered steels that not only make a knife look good, but also retains its sharpness for a very long time. Even longer than the standard X50CrMoV15.
WMF sharpens each blade with laser precision. Each knife is individually measured with a laser, after which the optimal sharpening angle is determined. A robot then sharpens the blade to an unprecedented sharpness. Ready for a lifetime of intensive use.
WMF Grand Gourmet handle
The handles of Grand Gourmet kitchen knives are made from WMF's famous Cromargan®. This is the registered trademark of WMF's 18/10 stainless steel, since 1927. A type of steel that is also used for their fancy cutlery. The name Cromargan® is a compound of the terms Crom and Argan. Crom, because the steel has a particularly high chromium content, and Argan because of its silvery shine. The advantages of this material are: it is stainless, scratch-resistant, dishwasher-safe and highly resistant to acid discolouration. The blade is seamlessly joined to the handle. As such, no dirt can accumulate between the blade and the handle. Very hygienic! The bolster - the metal part between the handle and the blade - contributes to the perfect balance, and it also protects your fingers. What more could a real cooking enthusiast ask for?