Labor Day Long Weekend!

It’s here, the final long weekend of summer! Yes, summer did fly by and will be missed, but not forgotten. Although the weather in some areas may not feel like summer; it’s a long weekend that should be enjoyed and could be a great way to end summer with a bang! Barbecues, cottages, lakes, campfires…

The Bend Test Part 2: What Makes CCI Steel So Tough.

It took decades of expensive research by large cutlery manufacturers to develop the right combination of alloys to produce the best grade of professional cutlery stainless steel that is used today. X50CrMoV15 is the ideal combination of high carbon stainless steel, containing the alloys, Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium.  It is crucial to use this very…

#NationalLemonMeringuePieDay

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is almost upon us!  The thought of this pie is enough to make anybody feel hungry and starved for the tart and rich lemon filling, the flaky crust and the soft and sweet meringue topping.  This pie will have your mouth watering in no time!  To celebrate, let’s take a…

How Thermometers work: Temperature Scales

Thermometers are instrumental in the cooking process. A thermometer is a great way to know if your food is fully cooked, safe and ready to eat! Thermometers contain one very important aspect – a temperature scale. This is the fourth part of the “How Thermometers Work” series. We will breakdown the different temperature scales! Researchers…

Forget Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread Everything!

December is just around the corner! No really, it’s December tomorrow! Hard to believe we were just drinking our Pumpkin Spice Lattes and participating in fun Fall activities! It’s time for the Pumpkin Spice to move on over because Winter’s favorite flavor is moving in…GINGERBREAD! Gingerbread Cake Cookies Classic Gingerbread Cake Gingerbread Pancakes Gingerbread Cupcakes

Part 2: Crafting the Perfect Knife

The Final Outcome To truly test the quality of a piece of chocolate, it is recommended to take a bite and really taste it. A chocolate confection can be very attractive to the eye yet disappoint in its taste and quality. Believe it or not, the same principle applies to knives (just without the tasting)!…

Part 1: Crafting the Perfect Knife

How the Perfect Knife is just like the Best Chocolate You’ve Ever Had Written by Canada Cutlery Inc. (CCI) For CCI, crafting the perfect knife is a lot like the process of making the best chocolate. As one of the main ingredients, it is essential to only get cocoa from the best trees found in…

Knife Cleaning and Storage

What is the proper cleaning method to keep your knives in tip top shape? All knives should be washed by hand with regular dish washing detergent and warm water. A wood handled knife should not be immersed in water, it should simply be wiped clean and dried. Although some knives say “Dishwasher Safe,” knives should…

The Hot Drop Forging Process

The past couple of weeks we have been discussing some important facts about knives that you should know. We talked about the discovery of stainless steel, blade types and most importantly, manufacturing processes. This is a short video on the hot drop forging process. All of the footage belongs to Canada Cutlery Inc. Enjoy!

ProStart®: The CCI Experience

Back in February we were happy to announce that CCI would be a sponsor for the ProStart Program. Fast forward to the weekend of the National ProStart Invitational and the CCI team is flying over to sunny California! None of us had much of an idea of what to expect but I can tell you we…

Preparing Camembert for Senators

Warning: this was not an April Fool’s joke.  Reported on CTV News: A day after Auditor General Michael Ferguson had sent letters to 40 current and former senators about questionable expense claims, Conservative Senator Nancy Ruth responded. “There were a couple of times that my assistant put in for a breakfast when I was on a…

March Madness Sandwiches

March Madness, the phenomenon that grips the national sports psyche to determine the national champions of college basketball is here! This means you are probably going to be hosting or attending social gatherings to watch some games! Need a delicious snack to impress the guests? Try this smoked turkey, baby spinach and chipotle panini sandwich demonstrated by Chef…