Meatless Meals Just Got Easier
Set aside the steel knives, because your new meatless (or mostly meatless) lifestyle is going to be much easier to transition into, courtesy of the newest trend in kitchen cutlery: ceramic knives.
How will ceramic blades help you? Read on to find out more.
No More Heavy Lifting
Ceramic knives are perfect not just for speedy, lightweight kitchen prep, but they're for people who don't like the unwieldy heft of a steel knife, particularly if they're into meatless meals that don't really require such a heavy material for cutting. Besides, while lifting weights does burn calories, that weight shouldn't be a steel knife if you don't really need to use one for fruit and veggie prep.
On top of this, there is the matter of steel blades becoming dull, which makes the heft—and danger—of a steel knife even worse. This is where ceramic knives can come to the rescue.
Struggle No More With Sharpening
Steel blades often require sharpening, and if the prospect of slicing another fruit or vegetable with a dull knife makes you shrink away from the kitchen instead of greeting the busiest room in the house with joy, then think about the following.
Ceramic blades are not just lightweight, their sharpness lasts for many a year without you having to do a thing to them. You can either sharpen them on your own with a special sharpener made specifically for ceramic utensils (wilsoncutlery.com has a great tutorial to go with their ForeverSharp ceramic knife sharpener), or you can send your knives in for a professional sharpening.
To see what we mean, get yourself just one ceramic knife to test out. Try cutting a tomato with a somewhat dull steel knife. The blade will not cut through the skin, and the insides will spill out before you actually can make the first slice. Grab a ceramic knife, and watch the blade slice smoothly through the skin without crushing the vegetable or making the seeds and pulp spill out. In addition, feel how lightweight the knife is in your hand, allowing greater control over the tool.
Try the same thing with various other foods, particularly raw potatoes, onions, squash, and other similarly hard-to-cut veggies. The diamond-dust blade will slide smoothly through these foods, and because the blade is so sharp, you can slice up foods extremely thin so you can use them as toppings on appetizers, or as side garnishes for main dishes.
You can even easily slice right through blocks of firm tofu with greater ease and speed than with a traditional steel knife, making full-on vegetarian or vegan cooking that much easier to get into, because your prep time will be decreased—all because you're not messing with heavy steel knives that need regular sharpening.
Where Can You Find Ceramic Knives?
There are many places to find ceramic knives, but the title of 'best ceramic knife' belongs to Wilson Cutlery. They have long experience in the food service industry, and they've seen the issues that come with dull steel knives, as well as the made-in-Japan-only ceramic knives that, for some reason, are so fragile that they don't hold up with frequent use. Also, the knives you purchase from Wilson Cutlery will be not only high-quality, but they are much more affordable than their competitors, and they're made right here in the US.
So not only will your meatless meals be easier to cook, the knives you use won't hurt you in the pocketbook either. Give ceramic knives a try with your favorite veggies and you won't ever go back to struggling with steel.