Having appropriate cooking equipment is essential for those who wish to have the best cooking experience with minimal frustration. Whether a person is cooking at home or is a professional chef, the quality of cooking equipment they choose to use will affect their work and food quality. Given that there is a wide variety of kitchen equipment required for an extensive range of dishes and cuisines, it is essential to make sure that people choose the suitable types and quality of products that meet their kitchen needs.
A portion of food that seems to be a staple all over the world is pizza, whether homemade, frozen, delivered, or from a high-end restaurant. With its variety of toppings, crusts, and styles, pizza is a favorite of billions across the globe. However, for those home cooks out there hoping to enjoy pizza from the comfort of their own home and in a more cost-effective way, the perfect pizza can sometimes be quite elusive. The process takes a lot of time and effort and requires a good dough recipe. Moreover, the dough needs to be proofed, topped, and brought into the oven. Once the pizza is ready, you need the proper tools to cut and distribute it.
The need for proper kitchen tools
While often overlooked, having the right tools to do just about anything is what can make the difference between long-term success and failure. For that reason, ergonomically enhanced tools can be used to improve a person’s efficiency while reducing discomfort, fatigue, and risk of injury. Some helpful features of ergonomic tools include angled handles, padded handgrips, and non-slip coatings. Even so, it is important to remember that no matter how impressive the design. It is practically impossible for those tools to be universally ergonomic since peoples’ physiques vary significantly from each other. When you are looking for tools. You need to consider whether or not the tool fits your hand, how well it is suited for the job that needs to get done, and whether or not it helps with your work and prevents you from straining in ways that could lead to injury.
To combine function with comfort, Midnight Kitchen Tools has been making ergonomic products focus on comfort, efficiency, and safety since 2013. The company’s goal is to launch innovative ergonomic items that thoughtfully lift the standards for kitchen tool design while also making life more straightforward in the kitchen.
The company was founded by Michael Chou, an aerospace engineer who wanted to find a solution to protect his wrist from the discomfort of scooping cold, hard ice cream for his family with poorly-designed tools. After taking that idea and developing countless redesigns and prototypes, he created the world’s first ergonomic ice cream scoop, featured in multiple magazines and articles. After the success of the Midnight Scoop, he discovered that there was another kitchen utensil that badly needed some improvement.
How Midnight Slice was born
At the beginning of the pandemic, when fear was at its worst and many restaurants were shut down more people focused on home cooking. Michael did not want to risk his family getting infect by COVID-19 and tried his best to make his own food at home. One of the foods that his family loved the most was pizza. So he would either buy a frozen pizza from the grocery stores or try to make it from scratch. As with the ice cream scoop, the biggest issue he faced was the absence of the right tools to achieve his home cooking goals. He found that many pizza cutters were uncomfortable to hold, difficult to use for cutting, or impossible to clean. This is why he decided it was time to develop a new design for a classic.
After many sleepless nights, Midnight Kitchen Tools is proud to announce the launch of the Midnight Slicer. The product was launched on Kickstarter on Tuesday, May 11th, and aims to be the world’s first ergonomic pizza/food cutter.
After experimenting with dozens of traditional pizza cutters, taking them apart, and analyzing each one, the team determined that the perfect cutter needs to have a balanced weight, a sharp high-quality blade, and an ergonomic handle. They also knew that the best pizza cutter should not cause people any wrist strain. And thus, they decided to design a slicer that can reduce wrist fatigue and make it easier to clean.
What makes the Midnight Slice unique?
That is a lot of physics and engineering went into the overall design. Its design allows the user to “push” into the food that they want to cut using larger muscles in their chest and arms instead of weaker wrist joints. The finger grooves help users grip the handle more easily, giving them the ultimate control when slicing food. Moreover, the curvature in the front of the handle near the blade helps keep the wheel aligned and balanced when users apply force.
The slicer’s 3 parts, (the ergonomic slicer, the sharp cutting wheel, and the wheel-tightened screw), are 100% stainless steel. It is designed to be efficient and comfortable for anyone’s hands. Not only is the Midnight Slice suitable for cutting pizza, but it can also cut through a variety of different foods like quesadillas, pies, vegetables, pasta, and even blocks of fudge. These utensils created by Midnight Kitchen Tools will be a convenient addition to any kitchen and will last a lifetime.
Not only are the utensils going to make cooking in the kitchen more convenient, but they will also change the game for ergonomic kitchen hand tools.