Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
This Bellemain Ice-Tempered Stainless Steel 7" Cleaver was interesting to use! I think it got me back into the grove of wanting to make steak again, after so many years of not making it, because it seemed pointless to make it just for myself. It cut very well through the steaks, even without them being tenderized. There was only one small piece that I remember tearing apart and that might have been because of the way I was holding the cleaver.
The cleaver was washed before and after I used. It did well in the dishwasher when it was put on the top shelf. It probably would've washed well on the bottom shelf also, I just felt better putting it on the top shelf for some reason.
This is a very sharp and heavy product so please be careful with using and storing it! I think it has put me in the mood of wanting to make steak more often...it is no longer pointless to make just myself a steak anymore, I hope to make more again in the near future!
My review = 5 out of 5 stars
Information From The Manufacturer
This classic Chinese-style cleaver powers easily through jobs a chef's knife just can't handle, from breaking down a chicken to chopping up a pumpkin. Every detail of the Bellemain's design and construction has been expertly engineered to deliver comfortable handling and excellent durability.
X30cr13 Stainless Steel
Exceptional strength and hardness are the reasons X30cr13 stainless steel is preferred for high performance cutting tools such as professional kitchen knives, medical instruments and industrial machinery ... and why it was chosen for the Bellemain Cleaver.
Ice-Tempered for Long-Lasting Sharpness
Ice tempering increases stainless steel's ability to hold a sharp edge longer, which means less rehoning you need to do. Add to this its stain-/corrosion-resistance and dishwasher-safe convenience, and you have a winner that works hard so you don't have to.
Precision Cut, Hollow Ground Edge
The Bellemain Cleaver makes it easy to amp up your chopping speed, thanks to the hollow (concave) ground cutting edge that helps prevent just-chopped foodstuffs from sticking to the blade. An identical grind on both sides promotes straight and even down strokes every time.
Ergonomic, Full Tang Handle with Non-Slip Grip
With blade and handle cast as one solid piece (full tang), there are no worries about the handle breaking off or coming loose, no matter how hard you chop. The comfortable, ergonomic handle shape reduces hand fatigue, while the seamless bonded non-slip bolster helps you maintain a sure grip.
Weight Balanced to Minimize Effort
The correct center of balance between blade and handle gives you greater control, with less hand strain. It can transform your food prep work from a chore into a pleasure. Think of the difference between driving a pick-up truck and a Ferrari ... that's the Bellemain Cleaver experience!
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