The Cutting Edge

December 14, 2012
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A Guide To Ceramic Knives...

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In the world of cutlery, there’s been a quiet yet undeniable growth in the popularity of Ceramic Knives. By now, chances are you’ve heard of their unique properties and perhaps how they’ve helped fellow chefs and kitchen enthusiasts in their day-to-day routine.

 

For many people, the higher price point is a deterring factor in the purchasing process. However, in our experience, these knives have a way of selling themselves when people understand the kinds of opportunities that can be bettered in your kitchen by going ceramic. A good education can go  a long way when buying, selling and even using a product, so here are a few educational tools to understand the benefits of Ceramic Cutlery!

 Sharpness We’ve all been there. You go to cut something and your knife is dull as a door stop. Resharpening is a pain but it’s an absolute necessity for keeping your knives in tip-top shape. This is the first and foremost feature that sets a metal knife apart from its ceramic counterpart. Ceramic knives are in composition an entirely different tool, with a hard ceramic blade made by fire sintering pressed powder. The result is a lightweight yet highly effective tool that can slice, peel, cut and more with absolute precision. Our ceramic knives online are made by the Jaccard Corporation and they will hold their edge up to 10 years, a huge upgrade from traditional steel knives that need constant resharpening for the best results! In the event that your knife does need resharpening down the line, Jaccard makes it super easy for you. Simply send your knife to the factory and they will sharpen it for you, on the house!

One misconception of ceramic knives, given their long-lasting sharp edge and strength, is that they can cut through any number of hard objects, from frozen foods to bones and tough meat. Ceramic knives are lightweight in nature as they’ve been sharpened down to a point of thinness that is aimed for softer, more delicate food items, like cheeses and fruit. The non-stick blade ensures that each slice falls away from the knife and the perforated knife cover protects the blade from chipping or breaking over time. {Keep in mind that Ceramic Knives are more brittle than metal knives and therefore can break or chip if dropped. Jaccard’s rounded blade tips help prevent the tip from chipping over time.}

Composition One of the biggest pros to buying  a ceramic knife comes from its composition. The pure ceramic blade is nonreactive, meaning that fruits and delicate vegetables won’t brown after being sliced by the knife. (Say goodbye to instantly-browned apples and avocados!) Ceramic blades also eliminate the metallic odor and taste associated with steel blades. Furthermore, since ceramic knives are rid of metal, you’ll never have to worry about rusting.

Easy to Clean Ceramic Knives are  very easy to care for, needing only a quick rinse under warm water to keep them clean. This is because, unlike metal bladed knives, ceramic blades are dense and have minimal pores in their make up, keeping unwanted juices, dirt and more from getting deeper into the knife.

Comfort Jaccard’s ceramic knives are super lightweight keeping your staff fatigue-free throughout long hours of food preparation. Furthermore, these knives are outfitted with ergonomic handles so that you get the best maneuverability and slicing performance with every use.

Discover a new level of slicing with a Ceramic Knife by Jaccard and browse through our growing selection of chefs knives, santoku knives and utility knives so you can stock your kitchen with the best! Keep in mind that ceramic knives are not an all-purpose alternative to your standard, trusty chef’s knife, but they do create a great opportunity for better slicing of a versatile array of more delicate foods. We hope you enjoy!

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