Cooking at Home Just Got Healthier
Of course, clean eating doesn't always mean going totally vegetarian, though that is an excellent option. And clean eating doesn't always have to mean elaborate meals that take a lot of slow prep, particularly if you have a set of ceramic knives at your disposal.
Ceramic = Speed & Health
Steel knives are great-looking, sure, but they require a bit of looking after, especially if you use them often. And dull knives not only make food prep of any kind slow and laborious, it can be dangerous as well. If you're the sort that doesn't mind food prep, but has an issue with constantly having to sharpen steel before dicing away at tomatoes, potatoes and other veggies in order to avoid cutting yourself as well, and you are the standard-bearer of cleanliness, health and efficiency in your home, then ceramic knives are definitely for you.
• No Constant Sharpening. Well-made ceramic knives are super-sharp and yes, quite dangerous if mishandled, but not as dangerous as a dull steel knife, which, if it slips, can mean a trip to the ER. A ceramic knife, on the other hand, hardly ever needs the kind of constant sharpening that steel requires. So, using a ceramic knife, you can slice right through boneless, skinless chicken breast—or a block of firm tofu--with much greater ease than with a steel knife that continually loses its edge. This lends you the efficiency you desire even when prepping the biggest family dinners, and you'll be safe in your home instead of spending time in the ER due to an otherwise preventable knife wound.
• Reduces Risk of Cross-Contamination. If food poisoning is one of your biggest concerns when prepping dinnr, a ceramic knife might be just the thing to ease your mind a bit. Because ceramic is non-porous, foodborne contaminants have very little chance of getting stuck in any grooves or other tiny niches as they can with steel knives. Of course, you'll want to use a cutting board that is less likely to harbor bacterial growth, such as bamboo—which is sustainable to begin with—but pairing that with a ceramic knife is going to be highly beneficial to your cause.
• Ceramic Knives Mean Easy Clean-up. A clean kitchen is often a source of pride for a lot of people, but as enjoyable and fun as cooking is, who wants to spend a lot of time cleaning up when you can be enjoying after-dinner time with friends and family? A set of well-made ceramic knives, particularly from Wilson Cutlery can be put in the dishwasher with little issue, which means you're not standing over the sink washing all the kitchen utensils by hand.
Overall, using ceramic knives helps you eat cleaner not just in the sense of preventing foodborne illness, but also because cutting fruits, veggies and lean, boneless meat is a lot easier with ceramic utensils. A dull steel knife can't cut through chicken, or its skin, very well, but a ceramic knife can. Dull knives make slicing through tomatoes and other veggies a chore, but ceramic turns the chore into a delight.
So with ceramic knives, gone will be the convenience foods, fast-food bags and other symbols of unhealthy eating that used to be part of your life, because your new ceramic utensils will have you happily—even giddily--slicing, chopping and dicing your way into a cleaner lifestyle.