I was in Spokane back in May and it was my turn to make dinner. I was about to start chopping an onion, but I couldn't find a chef's knife. There were tons of steak knifes and pairing knifes, but that was about it. I asked my mom where her chopping knife was, she dug in a drawer and handed me a knife.
"Mom. This is a meat cleaver."
She got defensive and said it worked fine. I looked over at my sister Emily, she gave me one of those "Yea, tell me about it" looks. The next day Emily bought my mom a chef's knife.
This incident spawned a conversation amongst the kids and spouses about how important really good knifes are. My sister Abby and her husband Dave started telling about their absolute favorite knife. A ceramic one.
A ceramic knife? I was so confused. Doesn't it break? Why is it better? They assured me once I tried ceramic, I wouldn't go back. They couldn't stop raving.
I did a little research and found that the highest rated ceramic knife was ViCera™. So decided to try one out.
I've been using a ViCera™ ceramic chef knife for about a month now and I am a total believer. It is the lightest, sharpest knife I've ever used. Cuts through carrots like butter. Make the icky task of slicing chicken a breeze. Since it isn't steel, it doesn't leave a metallic taste on your food. Ceramic knifes aren't for use with things with bones or ice. It's ideal for cutting boneless meat, bread, fruits, vegetables, pastries and so on. Use your meat cleaver for the other stuff. Did I mention they always have free shipping? Love that.
"ViCera™ ceramic knives are made of an advanced, high-tech ceramic called zirconium oxide (also known as zirconia). Zirconium oxide is extremely hard and wear resistant, rating 8.5 on the Mohs scale - surpassing stainless steel (5-6 Mohs) and approaching the hardness of diamond (10 Mohs). The Mohs scale, developed by mineralogist Friedrich Mohs, is the universally accepted standard for measuring the hardness of minerals."
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