MangaCruiser said... 32
Here in the loonyverse, cooking and baking is either a passion, a chore to be gotten through or something to be avoided at all costs, depending on which diva you are.
That being said, there is something we all agree on- quality tools make all the difference in the experience. A good quality knife can virtually shave half the time off of your chopping and slicing chores.
We've been hearing a lot recently about ceramic knives and were really curious if they lived up to the hype.
We had the opportunity to review the 6" chef's knife from Shenzen. I'll say this- it doesn't look particularly sharp, but in this case looks are definitely deceiving.
We've been using the knife for a while now and two of us have carelessly nicked ourselves- and let me tell you that blade can slice.
Shenzen knives are surprisingly affordable and I can honestly say that we will be getting the other sizes.
They won't completely replace all of our knives- for one thing they don't make all of the sizes we use and they aren't for your everyday heavy duty tasks, for another I can dirty a dozen knives in a day when I am on a roll, especially if Ki is helping me, so will use different knives for different purposes but I definitely recommend Shenzen ceramic knives, especially if you are just starting out or don't have a good set. You can have quality for very little (comparitively) money and don't have to do what we did and struggle and struggle with cheapo knives, which makes cooking much more of a chore than it needs to be, whether you love it or hate it.
I love the fact that they hold its edge much longer than the steel blade - that is one of the few things I don't like about most of our knives- they need frequent resharpening due to tons of use.
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