Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Kim, and I have enrolled in a ceramics class at my local community college. I’m really enjoying the class, and I wanted to do some more research on ceramics and their many uses, and then blog about it.

We may see a variety of products around us that are made out of ceramics. Not only are ceramics a hard material, they are also chemically stable and can be molded into a variety of shapes to be used around the home, in industry and in many other areas of life. When most people think about ceramics, they think about trinkets that may sit on their shelves but the fact of the matter is, it is an important material that is used worldwide and is a multibillion-dollar industry.

The primary reason why ceramics are so popular is because of their properties. They don’t readily conduct heat or electricity and typically, the have a high melting point. Traditional ceramics have been used for thousands of years and are still used today in everything from pottery and tableware down to floor tiles and blocks. More than likely, you can look around your home and see some of the many different uses of ceramics. Some of the more advanced users of this product include optical, electrical and magnetic industries. For those more advanced applications, the powder is prepared differently, but the general principles are still the same.

Better Cooking With Ceramic

As I’ve become older, I’ve begun to think more about what goes into my body from the various things I use. I switched to using glass over plastic for cups because I don’t want to take the chance of things leaching into my beverages. I even sold my old crock pot that has a metal cooking container. While the pot was rated safe at the time I purchased it, some new reports about possible metals getting into foods while cooking with crock pots had me worried.

I’m not typically the kind of person who will freak out over the tiniest things and go into a panic, but when there is a possibility that harmful things my enter my body, I take them very seriously. I found a nice ceramic crock pot to replace the one that I sold. It cooks just as well as the other pot, but the cooking container is all ceramic, so there’s no chance of anything getting into the food.

I should probably go the distance and filter my tap water, but I’m worried about getting rid of some of the beneficial elements of the water. Not to mention those water filter prices can add up over time.