Become a Pro in Your Own Kitchen
Plus ceramic knives, just on their own have caught the attention of professionals everywhere. Wilson Cutlery, an industry leader, creates knives for both pro and home foodie alike, and their process is second to none.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a set of ceramic knives and join in the hottest cooking trend.
Color, Color Everywhere
One of the nicest things about the ceramic knife trend is that unlike the long-time tradition of metal knives, the array of colors available in ceramic knives is fairly wide. You can go for sleek black to ivory, orange, lemon yellow and other possibilities. Not only can you purchase knives to complement your kitchen décor, using a brightly colored knife to slice, chop and dice your favorite foods inevitably will bring a smile to your face. It is just about impossible to stay in a bad mood when using happy knife colors in the kitchen.
While it's hard to say whether professionals use such bright colors often in their restaurant kitchens. After all, it is up to the individual, but it's been said that when the cook is happy, they tend to produce better food. And at the very least, any cook worth their salt is going to be happy about using ceramic knives.
Care & Maintenance
If you truly want to be a pro in your own kitchen using ceramic knives and cookware, you'll obviously want to take care of what you have. Depending on the type of ceramic coating on your cookware and the instructions that come with the ceramic items that you own, you may or may not be able to put your favorite ceramic items in the dishwasher. Most of the truly modern ceramic items, such as the knives from Wilson Cutlery, can be placed in the dishwasher. The knives from Wilson Cutlery are specially made with a mold-injected handle so that it's both sanitary as well as dishwasher-safe.
If you're taking care of other cookware items, such as pots and pans, you will want to place pieces of paper towel between each item before storage because ceramic against ceramic is damaging and will cause your cookware to not look quite as lovely as it did when it came out of the box.
Of course, you'll want to be sure to get all food off your ceramic cookware as soon as possible, just because letting stuff sit there and harden can mean trouble if you have to try and scrape food off later. It can be damaging to your cookware, to say nothing of frustrating to remove overall.
This said, you are inevitably going to encounter burnt-on food at the bottom of pans, as not all ceramic is non-stick. The removal method for ceramics is the same as with all other pans: place water in the pan, turn the heat up so the water is boiling, then add baking soda. Let it boil for a few more minutes, then turn off the heat, scraping away the remains with a spoon—preferably wooden. Then wash and rinse the pan after it cools down.
An additional maintenance tip for ceramic cookware is to store it away from other pots and pans, This might seem fussy and uptight to some, but they're likely not aware that ceramics can be scratched by other materials, and have their non-stick quality diminished as a result.
Think Like a Chef
It's worth it to think like a professional and think of your ceramic utensils, pots and pans as not just “kitchen gadgetry” but as your “tools.” You're not just cooking, you're creating art, and an artist has to respect and maintain their tools.
So when someone says that you're a pro in the kitchen, smile and thank them, because even if you might not be a professional chef, you certainly know how to think like one.