The art of creating quality through craftsmanship
Complete concentration and maximum thoroughness
Despite the extreme heat, Christoph Kubik keeps his cool. At a temperature of at least 1,200 degrees Celsius, the trained smelter and plant operator checks whether the melted mass of raw materials such as quartz and feldspar has the perfect consistency. This calls for accuracy and precision. Even small deviations can impact the end result, as the raw material mass is later used to make the glaze for cookware in the Fusiontec series – cookware made from the hardest material at WMF. Fusiontec products consist of a steel core for maximum stability and heat conductivity, as well as a special glaze. The glaze ensures a non-porous, sealed surface and makes the cookware cut and scratch resistant and extremely durable.
A sharp mind and heavy equipment
To do this, special steel is first heated to an extremely high temperature. The red-hot steel pieces are then machined with the hydraulic forging hammer – by true professionals like Yunus Yildiz. He sees to it with diligence and strength that blanks are turned into sharp knives. Honoring the tradition of cutlers, WMF pays particular attention to this craft. At the same time, the company has been uniting manual production with state-of-the-art precision technology since 2014. The result is the Performance Cut: a combination of manufacturing processes, a special heat treatment that makes the blade steel particularly hard, and the precise sharpening of the cutting edge. In this way, WMF produces knives with blades that are exceptionally sharp and stay sharp much longer.