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KITCHEN TOOLS - Butcher BoardsJust as important as a good cnife is a high-quality cutting surface. Wooden cutting boards have proven themselves to be the optimum cutting surface. CHROMA's massive butcher boards made from bamboo boast the hardness required to keep your board's surface smooth and unmarred for the longest time possible. They are easy to clean and also easy on your cnife blades.
The HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) system is a component of food hygiene regulation. The HACCP prescribes proper procedure for the food production industry. According to the HACCP, wooden cutting boards are prohibited, while synthetic boards are allowed. Nevertheless, the current debate exists of whether the HACCP's stance on cutting boards needs to be changed.
The disadvantage of synthetic cutting boards is that they can build up deep grooves which can become a collecting place for bacteria that are then not very easy to remove. Types of wood such as Pine, Oak, and Larch, unlike synthetic materials, possess an antibacterial effect, as investigations by the Federal Biological Institute for Agriculture and Forestry in Braunschweig and the German Institute for Food Technology in Quakenbrück have proven. (Source: Ökotest 2/2005)
In a report on TV's star chef Kolja Kleeberg, the BILD Newspaper wrote: The star chef swears by the use of wood in the kitchen. “The tannins in the wood kill bacteria. Plastic gets sliced full of grooves and then everything settles into them. And if you want to try a glass cutting board, you might as well sooner hop in the car and drive over your knife a few times.”
The Asimmetrica GD-01 kitchen and poultry shears rest in the hand beautifully and comfortably. This multiple purpose instrument is good for all household, hobby or garden jobs.
Because of their asymmetrical geometry, their special blade and serrated design, these shears are very well suited for cutting poultry. In addition, they function as a bottle opener and a wire cutter.
With serrations on the inner side of the shanks, caps and corks can be loosened without difficulty. The shears can be disassembled very simply for easy and thorough cleaning, and they are safe in dishwashers as well. GD-01 is suitable for both left-handed and right-handed use.
GD-02 CHROMA tweezer tongs
Dozens of uses come to mind for the GD-02 CHROMA kitchen tongs.
Classic applications include turning over food that is cooking in the frying-pan, and sorting and decorating fine foods on the plate with pinpoint accuracy.
Once you have begun to use our kitchen tongs in your kitchen, you won’t want to neglect using the GD-02 for other purposes. Whenever it’s too hot or too cold to touch something, too fatty, too unpleasant or unhygienic, you can use this insensitive extension of your hand.
Anyone who has burned their fingers when taking a hot coffee pod out of the machine will love the tongs. If you want to remove a piece of eggshell from the frying-pan or pick a noodle out of hot water to check it, you can use these tongs.
These professional kitchen tongs are indispensable for the amateur and for the professional chef.
GD-03 CHROMA fish bone tweezer
The GD-03 fishbone tongs are the little sister to the GD-02 kitchen tongs. Their use allows you to deal with fish – and more – beautifully.
Whether you want to pick out bones or individual scales from fish, or quills from poultry, with our tongs you can manipulate a great number of things which you remove from your food in preparation for perfect enjoyment.
The broad grippers close exactly, allowing you to work with precision. The gill-like fluting on the sides of the GD-03 permits the tongs to rest safely and comfortably in the hand and thus makes your work easier. The tongs are safe for use in dishwashers.
GD-04 CHROMA magnetic knife bar
The use of a magnetic strip to store kitchen knives, one of the common practices of professional chefs and of any ambitious amateur, is certainly a good idea. The knives are then stored safely, protecting the blade and at the same time saving space, and they are at hand when needed.
In order to protect your high-quality kitchen knives against scratching when taking them down and putting them back, the strip is made of polished high-grade steel that is softer than the steel of the blades of high-quality knives. This effect is complemented by the rounded contact surfaces. The magnet inside is so strong that even very large kitchen knives or other kitchen accessories can be stored without difficulty.
It goes without saying that the design of this magnetic strip convinces through its sheer elegance.
YZ-1 CHROMA Tongs