As a result, we've ended up resorting to some of the most unhealthy eating options on the planet, and our health suffers for it. We find it difficult to make time to cook at home and be in control of the ingredients in our food, even if it's simply pre-prepping freezer-friendly portions that are easy to take in a lunch. All this and wanting to keep ourselves safe from the food poisonings in the news in the last year or two.
On top of everything else, we may not have the best knives in our food prep arsenal. We look at the steel knives in the drawer or the knife holder and think, “I'd sure like to use these, but sharpening them takes that much extra time, and I'm too mentally wiped to even think about it.” If any of this sounds like you, but you're also a foodie, you might be interested to know about a type of knife that will not only save you time in the kitchen, even on your busiest nights, but will also get you truly excited about cooking in your own home again.
Enter the ceramic knife. You've likely heard that ceramic cookware is making a comeback in recent years, but ceramic cutlery is the next step in making sure all your cooking experiences are enjoyable ones. What can ceramic knives do to get you back in the kitchen and pumped to turn out your favorite creations?
• Ceramic knives are lightweight and sharp. You may be fast with a steel knife when it's in top condition, but give a ceramic knife a try, particularly from Wilson Cutlery, which has top of the line knives for your cooking joy, and you will likely be even faster with your food prep. Why? Ceramic knives are light, so you don't have to feel like you're wielding a sword when cutting your favorite fruits, veggies and boneless meats. But by no means are ceramic knives super-delicate. Wilson Cutlery, for example, makes their knives with Yttria Stablized Zirconia. Such knives are also super-sharp, and they don't lose their edge as quickly as steel knives do. Yes, you can sharpen your ceramic knives, once you have them, but you'll end up waiting a long time to take up that chore. If saving time is a must-have for your ideal kitchen life, then ceramic is for you.
• Ceramic is sanitary. If you're the sort that is truly conscious about keeping foodborne illness at bay, then you'll love how ceramic knives are far less porous than steel. Yes, you read that correctly: less porous. Which means that the bacteria that causes you to get sick has a very difficult time staying on such knives. Granted, you'll want to make sure and wash your knives before going from cutting meat to chopping veggies, but even so, the risk of cross-contamination is reduced significantly.
• Ceramic knives don't rust. Because ceramic contains no metal, they will never, ever rust. Which means you can put them in the dishwasher with very little issue, which is also a time-saver if you're not keen on washing food-prep cutlery by hand.
• No metallic aftertaste. Because there is no metal in ceramic, your food won't have the particular aftertaste of metal that can be gotten from using steel knives.
• No odor transfer. Another benefit of ceramic's non-porous qualities is the lack of odor transfer from on item to another. Say, for instance, you're cutting onions, jalapenos or anything else that's particularly strong-scented, but you also need to cut something else, such as fruit for a dessert. All you have to do is wipe off the blade and you will have no strong spicy odors transferring to the fruit.
If you're the sort of person who's truly busy with their career, but you still want time to cook healthy meals, and you therefore crave efficiency in terms of both prep, clean-up and tool maintenance, ceramic knives are your best investment for tackling all your