Certine vs. Stainless Steel
Certine vs. Stainless Steel
Certine is completely inert and will not react with or taint the flavor of your food. This means your food will taste exactly as the farmer, the chef or you yourself intended.
Stainless Steel has an electrode potential which means that it produces ions that affect flavor when in the mouth. Studies show that people associate metal with bitter or, you guessed it, metallic flavors.
The Certine surface won’t scratch, pit or abrade. This means that your flatware will have a smooth and pleasing feel in the mouth and won’t affect the natural texture of your food.
Steel scratches, pits and abrades quite easily- just look at the flatware in your house. These scratches and pits can be felt as they pass over the lips and tongue and, ultimately, affect the textural interaction you have with your food.
Certine has a low thermal diffusivity which means that it heats up and cools down very slowly. So when you dip your spoon into hot soup or coffee, it won’t get hot and burn your lips. Conversely, when you are eating something like ice cream, you won’t have to deal with the feeling of cold gun metal in your mouth.
Stainless Steel has a very high thermal diffusivity which means that it heats up and cools down quite quickly. This leads to unpleasant food experiences as your flatware is actually transmitting intensely hot or cold sensations to your palate when eating.
Certine uses less material by incorporating the needs of the five piece place setting into just three pieces. Our fork marries the utility of the dinner and salad forks with two interior piercing tines and two, shorter exterior tines. Additionally, the outside of the fork is rounded to create a fulcrum based cutting edge. Our spoon has the depth of a soup or tablespoon but the familiar shape of a teaspoon. All of our flatware features molded, ergonomic handles that make Certine the perfect tool for a better food experience
Stainless Steel flatware uses five pieces of stamped and smelted sheet metal. What you get is a poorly designed, flat-handled set of flatware with more pieces than you really need. Though this has been the status quo for almost 100 years, it turns out that steel is a woefully inadequate tool for enjoying food.
Certine features a “Forever Luster” that will not fade over time. It stays just as lustrous as the day it was purchased. The solid black color coupled with the “Forever Luster” is a head turner that shows your dinner party guests that you care as much about style as you do about flavor.
Stainless Steel fades and abrades over time. This means that the shine out of the box will fade within a couple of years leaving you with scratched up and dull flatware. Additionally, the only choice you really have in steel flatware is in what type of pattern you want machine punched into the handle. You deserve better than that.
Certine is non-porous and won’t scratch. That means that harmful bacteria have no where to hide on or in the surface of your flatware. Certine can also be a powerful tool for those suffering from dysgeusia or undergoing chemotherapy. The inert and solid eating surface mitigates against the bitter or metallic tastes associated with dysgeusia and chemical treatments.
Stainless Steel has thousands of scratches and pits that are visible to the naked eye. On a bacterial level those scratches and pits are like canyons, even when properly cleaned.
Certine is naturally non-stick, dishwasher safe and is incredibly easy to clean. Because it is non-porous and won’t scratch, it can be cleaned with just water and a wipe. It doesn’t need to be polished or buffed with any chemicals and it will never rust.
Because stainless steel scratches easily, food particles stick to it. This makes a thorough cleaning difficult. Additionally, if you use an abrasive sponge on steel, you may get the food off but you end up with more scratches that will make it more and more difficult to clean