When it comes to enjoying a good ham, it's not just about the quality of the ham itself; you also need to pay attention to the necessary tools for slicing it.
In fact, knowing how to choose a ham holder for your home is a fundamental task to fully enjoy your piece of ham. At Enrique Tomás, we're here to help you find the perfect ham holder for you.
6 Basic Tips for Choosing a Ham Holder for Your Home
The ham holder, along with a good knife, is an essential tool for carving ham, which is why choosing the right one is crucial. There are many types of ham holders: rotating ham holders, folding ham holders, professional ham holders, and more. But which one is the best for your home?
Before you buy the ham holder you need, here are 6 basic tips to consider when choosing the perfect ham holder:
One of the most important factors is that the ham doesn't slide while you're carving it. Therefore, the stability of the ham holder is the first thing to consider.
Lightweight ham holders are more manageable, but they can also be less stable. Typically, you won't need to move it around, so choose one with a thick base. Make sure it also has rubber grips on the bottom to prevent slipping.
However, if you'll need to transport your ham holder frequently, opt for a lighter base and a holder that comes with a case. This will make it easier to carry your ham holder around. In that case, you can choose folding ham holder models that take up less space.
This factor is not only related to the intended use of the ham holder but also to the type of product you'll be regularly carving. The longer the base, the more stable it will be. But you can opt for a smaller one if you'll only be carving shoulders.
In the following video, we'll show you how to do it step by step:
The quality of the materials is important, regardless of whether you'll use it frequently or not. We recommend choosing a ham holder made of stainless steel. As for the base, you have two options:
- Wooden Base: If you choose a ham holder with a wooden board, you'll have good stability at a moderate price.
- Plastic Base: With a plastic base, instability increases, but the price is lower.
Whichever you choose, it's important that it's easy to clean and durable enough not to break easily.
Jamonero Wooden Base
The cost is closely related to the type of material it's made from. For example, if the base is made of solid wood, it will be more expensive. Also, some ham holder models have more innovative designs, which can also increase the price. Check out our range of professional ham holders and choose the one that suits you best in terms of quality and price.
Look for a ham holder with a rotating spike at the top that allows you to securely clamp the "contramaza" or "babilla" (the parts of the ham). This part of the ham holder is crucial because it makes it easy to secure the ham in place.
Finally, remember that the ham holder is a tool that, if properly cared for, will last a long time. So, make sure to clean it properly. You can use a clean, damp cloth with water, soap, and vinegar, and then wipe it down with another cloth dampened only with water. After that, dry it thoroughly to prevent damage. When you use it next time, it will look as good as new!
In summary, pay attention to these aspects, but remember that there's no one-size-fits-all rule for determining which ham holders are better than others. It depends on you and your needs. Follow our advice, and once you start using your ham holder, you'll see that you made the right choice.
Enrique Tomás Ham Holders
Haven't found your ideal ham holder yet? At Enrique Tomás, we offer three types:
- Professional Technical Mode Ham Holder: This is the most economical and straightforward option for domestic use. It's made of Galician pine wood, has a metallic fitting, a practical and comfortable ham board, and an affordable price.
- Professional Luxury Mode Ham Holder: This mid-range option is designed for domestic use but comes with a more modern design. It's made of pine wood, with a natural varnish finish, a robust base, and is perfect for larger hams or shoulders.
- Professional Rotating Premium Ham Holder: This premium rotating ham holder is the most elegant. Made of high-quality pine wood, it has a non-toxic lacquered finish, a base shaped like an acorn lacquered in two colors, chromed rotating sleeve, and an adjustable holder for hams or shoulders. This last option is recommended for professionals.
As you can see, at Enrique Tomás, we're not just your perfect choice for buying ham or shoulders, but we also offer you the best ham holder to enhance the flavor of your ham.
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If you follow these recommendations, once you find your ham holder and place your ham or shoulder on it, you'll see that you've made a great choice! Below, we've also provided some instructions for learning how to carve.
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