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Best knives to use. Ceramic and Metal

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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4 thoughts on “Best knives to use. Ceramic and Metal

  1. Very interesting information. I’d heard of ceramic knives for quite some time but wasn’t sure exactly what the benefit was. Out of curiosity, if the blade is so fragile that it’ll shatter or break if dropped, how is it that the knife edge stays so sharp over a long period of time? I would expect it to dull even faster if the knife is so fragile.

    1. Thanks for stopping by my site, Craig.
      These knives have been around for a while now, but I haven’t tried them just due to the same reason you just mentioned. I am slow to change and it doesn’t make sense to me how a breakable blade would be so sharp. So I understand exactly how you feel but once I did some investigations and tried it for myself, this is what I found out. These blades are extremely sharp and do last longer than all my other metal blades. I use a knife every day for my business. I own and operate a BBQ food truck. The metal blades I use need to be sharpened almost constantly by my steel sharpener.
      I really don’t know how they hold the edge better but they do. Like I said, I own a food truck, traveling down the road with a ceramic knife thrown in a box of other metal accessories, isn’t a good idea. I broke so many before figuring out a way to transport these knives on board a moving truck.
      They work great, just keep them from breaking.
      Good luck.

  2. Very interesting read. I am in need of some new, good knives. I think I just found something to add to my Christmas list. Thanks for posting!

    1. They do make a really good knife. Be careful, they are sharp.
      Thanks for stopping by and good luck with slicing.

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