New York, NY (PressExposure) March 11, 2011 -- Hampton, a leader in innovative flatware, cutlery, barware and kitchen solutions, introduces the Skandia 9-piece multi-use set with 5 symbol-coded stainless steel knives and 3 color-coded polypropylene cutting boards. The knives are etched with symbols for proper usage: Chef, Bread, Utility, Paring and Citrus. The cutting boards are coded in color: Red for meats, Green for vegetables and Blue for cooked foods, breads, etc. Both the knives and cutting boards are stored in a clever metallic accented stand that keeps them organized and convenient.
"With fashion-forward color and symbol coding, we've taken the guesswork out of maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment," states Suso Balanza, Vice President of Sales for Hampton. "Our new Skandia multi-use collection offers an innovative and stylish approach to healthy living.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people suffer from food borne illnesses each year. Many of these illnesses can be prevented by taking steps at home like frequent hand washing. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) advises, "When handling foods, it is important to Be Smart, Keep Foods Apart - Don't Cross-Contaminate. By following these simple steps, one can prevent cross-contamination and reduce the risk of food borne illness:
- Always use a clean cutting board.
- If possible, use one cutting board for fresh produce and a separate one for raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
- Once cutting boards become excessively worn or develop hard-to-clean grooves, you should replace them."
The new 9-piece Skandia multi-use set includes:
- 6" Chef knife
- 6" Bread knife
- 5" Utility knife (serrated)
- 5" Citrus knife
- 3.5" Parer knife
- Counter block
- 3 cutting boards
Suggested retail price $79.99 - to be available in the 3rd quarter nationally in department stores, club stores and other fine specialty stores.
For more information, visit http://hamptonforge.com, 212-684-3930.
International Home + Housewares Show Booth number is S-1400.