Knives-Ceramic and metal favorites.

Have you seen the new ceramic knives at your local shopping place?  Ceramic?  I thought that was reserved for the bathroom.  Turns out, nope, I was wrong, knife blades can be made out of ceramic as well as your favorite bathroom equipment.

I resisted purchasing one of these ceramic jewels for the longest time, just laughed as I walked past them.  I did, however, give in to my stores attempt to sell these knives as they moved them closer to the checkout isles.  I just had to see what ceramic knives were all about.

Made of strong materials such as aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide, ceramic knives are durable and have sharp edges that do not require sharpening for years. This feature makes them a favorite with many chefs who find is easier to use them to cut very thin slices.

Ceramic knives are a great option for people looking for a knife that can help them slice vegetables, fruits or boneless thawed meats. However, although the ceramic blade is more strong than steel, they tend to be more fragile and can break or chip if you use it to cut frozen foods or bone or accidentally drop it.  They are so fragile that special care must be taken to keep them from chipping or breaking.  It is recommended that they are stored in a custom box or sleeve.  It doesn’t take much to damage these knives.

Best Ceramic Knife of all the Ceramic Knives…

The Kyocera Revolution 7-Inch chef knife is one of the longest ceramic knife offered by Kyocera and is one of my favorite knives, even if it is ceramic.  This knife is a great little jewel for performing tasks such as cutting, dicing or doing fine chopping or really thins slicing.

Kyocera Revolution Series Chef Knife
Kyocera Revolution Series Chef Knife

Equipped with an ultra sharp ceramic blade and ergonomic handle that feels good, this lightweight ceramic kitchen knife reduces fatigue when used for repetitive cutting. Additionally, since this kitchen knife is resistant to oils, salts, juices, acids or other elements, it will not rust, unlike metals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great choice would be the Ozeri Elite Chef Black Ceramic Set. Including three ultra sharp ceramic knives, this ceramic kitchen knife set can not only help you chop, mince and dice with ease but also allow you to slice through vegetables, fruits, and boneless thawed meat.

Ozeri Elite Chef Black Ceramic Knives
Ozeri Elite Chef Black Ceramic Knives

Unlike metal knives, these knives do not corrode, rust or leach metal ions and weigh less than half of an equivalent metal knife. Made of the purest ceramic, the blades of these knives preserve its razor sharpness nearly ten times longer when compared to steel blades. Finished with a black reflective veneer, this knife set is a necessity for any serious chef.

The Kyocera Revolution Paring and Santoku Knife Set is what I highly recommend to those who normally use metal knives but like a couple of really sharp ceramic knives. This set includes a paring knife and a Santoku knife, both with white blades.

Kyocera Revolution Paring and Santoku Knife Set
Kyocera Revolution Paring and Santoku Knife Set

While the Santoku, a Japanese style utility knife, can be used to perform tasks such as fine chopping, cutting, dicing and paper-thin slicing, the 3-inch parer is great for cutting, peeling and carving. Packed in an elegant black presentation box, this ceramic knife set is not only a perfect choice for your kitchen but also serves as a great gift.

Another great set of ceramic knives would be the Cook Concept NC-00299. This 3-piece ceramic knife set contains a Santoku knife and two paring knives of different sizes. Equipped with extremely sharp blades, the knives are packed individually in a protective plastic sheath to avoid injury. The knives are excellent for those looking to slice, chop or dice like a professional.

Cook Concept NC-00299 Ceramic Knives
Cook Concept NC-00299 Ceramic Knives

Ceramic is not just for the throne but also for some of the sharpest blades known to any chef.  Try these ceramic knives for some great cooking experiences.

Best Chef Knife – Wusthof Classic Chef Knife

When it comes to cutting evenly sized ingredients, balance is the key, and the full tang blade of this top rated chef knife nested in a comfortable triple-riveted handle has it balanced evenly in an excellent grip.

The Wusthof Classic will not wear you out when doing a repetitive action like dicing or chopping.  Most professional chefs like the feel and balance of this little jewel and love having it in their knife arsenal.

This is a great knife to have on hand and most chefs are proud to have it.  The only drawback to this knife is the high price, but if you are going to purchase an expensive knife, this is the one I recommend.

 

What are some of your facvorite knives to use?  Do you have a favorite that we can put to the test?  Let us know what you think of our knives and leave us a comment below.

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6 Comments on "Knives-Ceramic and metal favorites."

  1. I once used a ceramic knife and wow, it was razor sharp. Great knifes indeed, but, as you said, you need to be more careful with these knifes. Do you recomed them for home use? I know that for a professional chef these knifes are a great tool, but are they worth for family use?

    • Thanks for stopping by my site.
      The ceramic knives are a dream. They are unbelievably razor sharp and work great. The only thing I really want to stress about these knives are they need to be protected when not in use. They come with a plastic covering to store them in. Use the covering all the time when not in use. Even in the sink or washer, they can easily chip or crack and once that is done, they are done. Just protect them and everything is great.
      A great knife for any drawer.
      Please come by again to watch our site grow.

  2. I have heard about ceramic knives before and like you said, I was told they are really sharp! Besides that, the ones sold off-the-shelf nowadays come in many interesting colors. Although I have not purchased one before, they strike me as really expensive as compared to conventional knives. Along with how breakable they are, do you think they are worth the additional cost?

    Anyway, thanks for all the recommendations on ceramic knives. I think it is really helpful in deciding which one to get.

    • Thanks for stopping by my site.
      I use knives almost daily and I know how important it is to have a really sharp knife. Yes, these knives may cost a little more in the beginning but you won’t have to sharpen them anytime soon if you take care of them. So is the extra up front cost worth it? I think it is. Happy cutting and smoking my friend and stop by anytime.

  3. I am a beginner in the kitchen, I have not much time that I moved from my parent’s house. I was looking for a knife but after reading that, I want to try all of them. Do you think that a ceramic knife could help me to reduce my cooking preparation?

    • Thanks for stopping by my site.
      Yes, by all means, get you a really sharp knife and keep it that way.
      A good sharp knife in the kitchen is a must. It will save you so much time, by doing all that you need like slicing tomatoes very thin to cutting off fat from a raw brisket.

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