Published at Sunday, September 02nd 2018, 09:38:02 AM by Nathan Tremblay. Tableware. The idea of disposable, single-use cups, plates, and cutlery has been denounced by environmentalists and green enthusiasts for years. As the green movement becomes more than a passing trend and increases in prevalence throughout our daily lives, many manufacturers of clear plastic tableware are offering new products and features that make it better for the environment. In addition, taking simple steps to reuse and recycle can yield greener results while saving you money. Sound too good to be true? Think again! Whether you're throwing a birthday party or just serving the family your weekly Sunday dinner, here are three simple ways to make disposable clear tableware more environmentally friendly.
Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 01:28:44 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fanny Jauffret. Ceramic knives are extremely hard wearing and are second only to diamonds in terms of hardness. Ceramic knives are astonishingly sharp and will not require home sharpening.
Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:56:33 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Fabien Masse. Kyocera uses a zirconia ceramic material of high quality in its ceramic kitchen knife blades. This ensures long lasting extreme sharpness of your knives. Zirconia ceramic is also used for applications in aerospace the motor and medical industries.
Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:56:29 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. Of all of the types of steel being used for kitchen knives none is more common than Stainless Steel. A word of caution not all stainless are created equal. A better understanding of them is important when considering buying kitchen knives.
Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:56:12 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Nathan Tremblay. Knives used for softer foods do not necessarily need a full width and length tang. High carbon stainless steel is the top choice material for use in making cutlery knife blades. This top grade material keeps its color and is not damaged by acid foods like onions, lemons or tomatoes. Although it is much harder to craft a good cutting edge initially, it lasts much longer on a high carbon stainless steel blade. Materials that have less carbon content, like carbon steel and stainless steel, are also used for good kitchen knives. However, those knives do not last as well as those of high carbon stainless steel.
Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:56:00 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Mathieu Auger. Generally steel is considered stainless if it contains at least 12% Chromium. The amount of Chromium is a debatable point some say 10.5% is enough for a steel to be stainless but when looking at most better quality stainless steels 12% - 14% seems to be the norm. That said Chromium is not the only element crucial to here. The quality of a kitchen knife varies considerably with the type of steel that the knife is made from. Many knives that are simply called stainless contain virtually no Carbon. Carbon is the element that allows steel to be hardened, hard steel will hold an edge better than soft steel thus providing better edge holding. Low Carbon Stainless typically has less than 0.03% Carbon, these tends to be used on inexpensive kitchen knives and other kitchen cutlery. They do not hold a very good edge and require frequent sharpening. Some telltale signs are highly shinny blades, often they are very thin and flexible knives, and commonly have serrated blades such as those seen on a bread knife.
Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:55:49 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. A kitchen knife blade has four primary parts. The cutting edge or side that cuts is the most important. It is the business or working section of the knife. It needs to be sharp and its surfaces must be smooth. Many times the blade forms a point or tip at the end. For example, a chef knife usually has such a tip.The side opposite to the cutting side is smooth. This is the spine. of the knife. The heel of the blade is the opposite end from the tip and evolves into the tang. The blade continuation that is between the two parts of the knife handle starts st the heel and is called the tang. To put it another way, the tang is the extension of the knife blade that goes between the handle pieces. When choosing a heavy duty work knife, it is best to select one with a tang that is as wide as the knife blade and extends to the end of the handle.
Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:55:45 AM. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives By Hector Bethune. Using knives is an essential part of daily food preparation. But few cooks know the different parts of a knife and how they contribute to longevity of a knife. A kitchen knife has two essential parts. Understanding how the construction and component materials make a difference in durability of the knife is very important when choosing knives for the kitchen.