I was recently given the opportunity to try out the Shenzhen Ceramic Knife set, which includes a 6.5" Chef's Knife, 5" Slicing Knife and a 4" Paring Knife. This 3-piece set covered almost all of my cutting needs.
ceramic knife set? Well, the ceramic gives you so much precision in cutting it is remarkable! The ceramic's special material properties made cutting a breeze. The blades are made of an advanced ceramic called zirconium oxide, which it turns out is much harder than steel, and second in hardness to only diamond. Who knew? Ceramic blanks are produced by dry pressing zirconia powder and subjecting the blanks through an advanced heating process called, sintering. The ceramic blanks are then sharpened and honed to a razor sharp edge and attached to the knife handle. This results in an extremely hard blade that maintains its edge approximately 10-15 times longer than steel knives. That means your ceramic knives can be used longer without resharpening.
Ceramic knives will not rust and are easy to clean. Because of their resistance to strong oils and acids, they won’t absorb flavors or odors from foods; which won’t leave any after-taste residue on foods that you slice. It also keeps fruit and vegetables from browning as quickly.
Steel knives are porous and can leave behind an after-taste from the residue on the food you are cutting. Because steel is actually softer, they lose their sharp edge quicker and need to be re-sharpened more often. Ceramic knives won't corrode. You can't use ceramic to cut through bones, cheeses and other hard foods, ceramic knives will never fully replace the steel knife in the kitchen. You will still need to use your steel knife for heavy duty cutting, but Shenzhen Knives are a perfect complement to your steel knives for slicing fruits and vegetables and other precision cutting tasks.
Shenzhen Knives does not spend millions on celebrity chef’s endorsements, and they don't have any brick and mortar retailers who need to add their huge markup to cover their overhead. You can find Shenzhen's website HERE or can purchase the ceramic knife set on Amazon HERE for $40.35. In my opinion, Shenzhen ceramic knives are worth every penny you will spend (and save in the long run!)
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