Make Your Kitchen Tasks Go Faster With Ceramic Knives
You could use a food processor or mandoline much of the time, and yes, such tools are helpful for any foodie who knows their way around a kitchen. However, there are other chores that a food processor or mandoline just can't handle, to say nothing of the fact that there are parts to a food processor, specifically, that can easily get lost if you're not well-organized, and the processor blade can easily rust if you're not careful. On top of this, a food processor or mandoline takes up precious space on tiny apartment counters.
So what can you use that will address these food prep issues with minimal fuss, and be almost Zen-like in their appearance and function while taking up minimal space under your cabinets?
Try a set of ceramic knives from Wilson Cutlery. You might be a whiz with a regular steel knife, but get a ceramic knife in your hands and you'll feel just how much faster you'll be at chopping, slicing and dicing.
If there's one thing that's challenging to do with a regular steel knife, however sharp, it's slicing certain foods super-thin for cooking or garnish. Such foods might include:
• Cheese (you might not even need an actual cheese slicer, a ceramic knife is such an excellent tool for the job!)
A ceramic knife's blade is so sharp, and the knife itself is so lightweight that you'll have much better physical control over the tool, enabling you to get your food of choice sliced just as thin as a bulky mandoline might.
Chopping & Dicing
A ceramic knife's sharpness also allows you to chop and dice food with not only speed, but precision, ensuring you get your food the size you want, especially when it comes to making sure you get the correct portion sizes for a dish, if you're keeping track of your calorie intake. With a steel knife, you can more or less approximate the size, but if your steel knives are dull, you are less likely to get as accurate a cube size of cheese or grilled chicken, for example.
Imagine how quickly—and uniformly—you can cut your favorite vegetables for a stir-fry or soup without having to worry about a dull knife slipping, or simply being so dull that it takes forever to cut just one potato, carrot or piece of celery, let alone have it be as uniform as you like it.
Nothing slows your food prep process down like having to stop and sharpen steel knives beforehand. Because of the way ceramic knives are created, particularly from Wilson Cutlery, it will likely be at least three years before you have to sharpen them. And they're easy to clean, as well. Unlike steel knives, which can rust, ceramic knives cannot rust as there is no metal in them, so you can easily toss them in the dishwasher (top rack is often best) after your quick prep session for an even quicker and more efficient clean-up time.
After all, you might be a foodie, and you might love to cook, but you likely love your family and friends and for the sake of spending time with them, you likely want your kitchen prep tasks to be as efficient and speedy as any other task you take on, so you're not wasting valuable time wrestling with inefficient tools. On top of this, a simple knife holder that contains your ceramic knives will take up less space, overall, so these are an ideal purchase for apartment dwellers that don't have a lot of room to spare.
So if you're a foodie with not a lot of time—or space—on your hands, a set of ceramic knives will speed up your food-prep and cooking processes, to say nothing of an even speedier clean up time.