All posts tagged: Hampton Forge

Kendo Cutlery Center

A well-balanced meal on the plate sometimes means preparing foods that don’t play well together when raw. To help prevent food borne illnesses caused by cross contamination, the United States Department of Agriculture suggests the following cutting board etiquette: Use a clean cutting board (hoping you didn’t need the USDA to tell you that one…); replace boards that are worn or have hard to clean grooves; and if possible, use one cutting board for fresh produce, and others for raw meat, poultry, and seafood. Introduced during this week’s New York Tabletop Show, the Hampton Forge 11 piece Kendo Colors Cutlery Center helps keep your food safer with a set of color-coordinated cutting boards and high carbon stainless steel knives. In case the color coordination isn’t enough to help you find the right match, the boards and knives also feature icons to help to identify their roles. While this is a good start, I hope in a few years that cutting boards will evolve so they can warn us if the food we are preparing has …

DuraCeramica Knives

If you are new to the world of ceramic knives (like me) you might be surprised to learn that they are actually harder than steel, rating 8.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness compared to 6 to 6.5 for hardened steel. Designed to appeal to a younger demographic of chefs, these colorful new pieces were recently introduced by Hampton Forge during the New York Tabletop Show. Available in 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 piece combination sets, the DuraCeramica collection features soft ABS plastic handles with an anti-slip coating and a high quality, ultra-strong ceramic blade that is protected by a color coordinated blade guard. The collection includes a 6” chef knife, 5″ santoku knife in mint green, a 5” utility knife in lemon yellow, and a 4” parer knife in citrus orange. I was surprised by how lightweight these knives felt and how incredibly sharp the blade looked. I also knew how tempted my children would be to touch them (I don’t think the company wanted that young of a demographic) so be extra …