CHEFPRO CROWN is pleased to announce the launch of its first product venture into the U.S. market via the Amazon marketplace. The Ceramic Knife and Peeler Set is a starter introduction to technology that was developed for the space industry and involves the use of Zirconium dioxide, a ceramic material that is the second hardest material known, beaten only by diamond.
A ceramic blade is made out of very hard and tough ceramic called zirconium dioxide (ZrO2; also known as Zirconia).These blades are produced by dry-pressing Zirconia powder and firing them through solid-state sintering. The resultant blade is sharpened by grinding the edges with a diamond-dust-coated grinding wheel. Zirconia is 8.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, compared to 4.5 for normal steel and 7.5 to 8 for hardened steel and 10 for diamond. This very hard edge rarely needs sharpening.
A spokes person for the company said “We think this a great time to enter the market and bring this new technology from space, into the kitchen. High polished ceramics are the future of knives when used in conjunction with fruits and vegetables. They are sharper than steel and therefore they do not need sharpening. Their blemish free surface means there is nowhere for bacteria to accumulate so they reduce cross food contamination and they are very, very sharp and ideal for peeling and pairing vegetables and fruits. They also don’t taint food with micro-oxidation. By that I mean that I’m sure everyone has experienced a lettuce that goes brown at the edges after cutting a few slices for a sandwich. That oxidation does not occur when you use ceramic to slice your vegetables, saving food for longer, less waste and thus saves money.”
The spokesperson continued “The Ceramic set comprises a Y-shaped vegetable peeler that is extremely sharp and light. It need a lot less effort to peel carrots, potatoes etc. Alongside this, the set has a 3″ Ceramic blade knife with an extra long handle. You see a lot of thin 3″ knives on the market, a lot in sets with peelers and we wanted to do something different. To that end, we up-scaled the quality of the ceramic knife we offer in our set. The blade is a double sided polished edge that is wider and more stable. The handle is longer than average to give better stability and handling of the blade. All in all, we think that it offers a great introduction for people looking to try out this new technology at a minimal price outlay.
I think that people will like the gift style packaging that makes it perfect for gift giving whether it’s a birthday, wedding gift or as a Christmas stocking stuffer”
CHEFPRO CROWN are manufacturers and distributors of kitchenware products. The Ceramic Knife and Peeler Set can be found exclusively on Amazon USA. Look out for special addition discounts on the website of the company at www.chefprocrown.com