Zwilling J.A. Henckels Knives

Bob Kramer by Zwilling Euroline Knives

We are very excited to announce that we have a new line of Japanese knives to offer our customers.  Kramer, Euroline Essential Collection by Zwilling J.A. Henckels.  This line, designed by Bob Kramer, is a series created for everyday use - simply essential. 
The knives are handcrafted in Seki, Japan and are two times hardened to HRC 61.  This makes the blade incredibly durable and startlingly sharp.  The soft touch, triple riveted, resin handles are ergonomically shaped.  Remember: Knives must never go in the dishwasher. 

Understanding the Rockwell Hardness

All steel has a hardness rating which is expressed as a number on the Rockwell scale.  Hardness Rockwell C (HRC) is determined by pressing a diamond-tipped pin into the steel then the depth of penetration is determined for a given amount of force.  Knives are made of the hardest steels.  To compare, the metal used to make buildings is HRC 15.  The metal in a Western kitchen knife is HRC 57 while a Japanese knife can range from HRC 60 to HRC 67. 

It is important to know the HRC of your knife before you sharpen it as the honing steel must have an HRC higher than that of your knife to ensure both are not damaged.  Most steels come in an HRC of 60-65.  For this reason Japanese knives must be honed on a fine grit whetstone and not with a sharpening steel. 

Bob Kramer by Zwilling Euroline Knives


Zwilling J.A. Henckels Smoker

Smoking food at home has never been easier than with the Zwilling J.A. Henckels smoking set. No more annoying smells -- just tasty results! Simply place the smoker on the stove, add wood chips and your favourite food and you’re ready to go.

The Zwilling smoker set includes smoking pan, plate, steam grill and lid. Your smoker set can smoke a variety of foods including fish, meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables & fruit!

Smoking is a healthy and clean cooking method. Because it works without using oil or fats, it is a low calorie cooking technique that is perfect for cooking salmon, steak, chicken or duck, sole, scallops or tenderloin!

The tight fitting lid of the smoker sets prevents smoke from escaping, and the base of the pan contains a strong aluminum core for optimal and even heat distribution, allowing you to cook at a lower temperature!

Enjoy delicious smoked foods year-round with the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Smoker.
Details and instructions for the smoker.

Try Smoked Salmon with Spinach, Crunchy Potato and Abbey Beer Sabayon.

Zwilling Henckels Smoker


A guide to smoked woods!

Type of Wood Description Recommended Use
Alder A light, delicate, sweet flavour Great for smoking fish and other light items. A favourite for smoking salmon.
Apple Provides a smoky, sweet flavour. Extensively used to smoke poultry. Also a favourite for smoking ham.
Hickory A sweet, hearty, smoky bacon flavour. Great on any red meat, but a favourite for ribs & pork!
Maple Mild and smoky, producing a sweet, light taste. Great for poultry, vegetables, pork and cheese.
Mesquite A strong, earthy flavour. Popular for smoking fajitas. Great for beef, chicken & fish.
Oak Provides a heavy, smoky flavour. Great for smoking large pieces of meat. Popular for smoking red meat and heavy game.

Never use evergreen woods for grilling or smoking food as these woods produce harmful tars and resins.

Did you know?

  • Mesquite is the name for a small hardwood tree (or shrub) that is a member of the pea family.
  • Smoking can act as a preservative because the smoke contains chemical compounds that retard the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Mesquite seed pods are edible.
  • A kipper is a whole, small herring that has been split, gutted, and then served cold smoked.
  • Many believe the word “barbecue” comes from the work “barabicu” from the Taino people of the Caribbean, which can be translated to mean “sacred fire pit”.
  • Of the 16.7 million barbecues shipped across North America in 2008, 9.6 used propane or natural gas, 6.8 million used charcoal, and just under 293,000 used electric grills (source Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association).
  • The International Barbeque Cookers Association is a group whose “purpose is to develop and bolster equitable competitive barbeque cooking internationally”. They invite membership and provide rules, events and information about barbecuing!


High Quality Knives from Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Zwilling J.A. Henckels SmokerThe Zwilling J.A. Henckels company dates back to 1731 and is recognized throughout the world for its outstanding quality workmanship. While many of you may know the name Henckels for their high quality knives, they also offer a tremendous range of flatware that stands the test of time. Whether fine ornamental decoration or a classically simple design, all Zwilling J. A. Henckels flatware conveys beauty and individuality with the highest quality of craftsmanship. Through the perfect combination of form and functionality, they contribute to the appearance of an attractively set table.

Zwilling Pro Knives

Zwiliing Pro KnivesA Reputation of Quality

Zwilling J.A. Henckels knife company of Germany has long held a reputation for well built, durable knives, scissors and flatware. Established in 1731, the Henckels brand is still recognized today as one of the world’s most trusted knife makers.

Intricately Designed & Refined

In keeping with the traditional look of Henckels knives, the new Zwilling Pro line has been carefully designed by Italian designer and architect Matteo Thun.

Intricate design details make these the best Henckels knives yet. Improved ergonomic handles make the knife feel like an extension of the hand, thanks to the seamless transition from blade to handle. The blade shape has also been modified, adding a more pronounced curve at the tip, making rocking chopping with cooking knives effortless.

The full Zwilling Pro line includes a total of 17 different knife types, from cooking knives to Santoku knives.

Zwiliing Pro Knives

Knife Care Tips

  • Do not store knives loose in a drawer! The best way to store knives is in a wooden block or in individual sheaths.
  • Wash your knives with warm soapy water after every use, and dry completely with a clean cloth to prevent rusting.
  • Avoid hard cutting surfaces that will damage the edge of your blade. Opt instead for softer surfaces like wood or bamboo.
  • Hone your knife regularly with a knife steel (not to be confused with sharpening). Honing helps to maintain a sharp edge by correcting slight bends to the sharp edge of the blade that occur in everyday use, and can cause the blade to seem less sharp.

Zwilling Pro 7 inch Fillet knife

Zwilling Pro 7 inch Fillet knife by Zwilling J. A. Henckelsby Zwilling J. A. Henckels

Properly filleting a fresh fish involves making a clean cut along the spine of the fish to remove the skin, and cutting away the back bone without cutting through the delicate bones.

With the thin, flexible blade of the Zwilling Pro Fillet knife this is easily achieved, along with a bit of practice.

The blade is strategically engineered to make it easy to reach places that are impossible to get to with a standard kitchen knife. Having the right tools minimizes the effort required to obtain the best quality results.


How to fillet a salmon

Rob Clark, Executive Chef at C Restaurant, shows you how to properly break down and fillet a salmon in this video.