Having a great set of knives is essential for any cook because there always seems to be a ton of preparation for every tasty recipe. I have heard about ceramic knives and how they are so much better than traditional stainless steel knives, but honestly, I didn't know. It seems so strange to me to think that ceramic can cut better than steel.
Thankfully, Shenzhen Knives was happy to let me sample their 6" Ceramic Chef's Knife to see for myself. Can a ceramic knife actually outperform a stainless steel one? Read on to find out!
I mentioned to my dad, a retired machinist of 30 years, that I would be trying out a new ceramic knife from Shenzhen Knives, and he was instantly impressed. He told me that in his machine shops they actually used ceramic tools to CUT STEEL! He said that ceramic is a lot harder than steel and that when they had super tough parts to make and needed their very best cutting tools, they would always use ceramic ones. Now once I learned that, I was really excited to try this ceramic knife!
I didn't have any trouble whatsoever cutting anything I came across with this Chef's knife. Also, I absolutely LOVE how food doesn't seem to stick to the ceramic surface, which makes this knife much easier to clean than a traditional steel bladed knife! I also appreciate the fact that a ceramic knife won't rust or stain and that it will never give your food that metallic taste either.
Of course, in my opinion, the best feature of the Shenzhen Knives 6" Ceramic Chef's Knife is that this knife will keep its edge better than a stainless steel knife! I HATE sharpening knives and am always afraid that I won't do it properly and will permanently damage my cutlery. It is so nice to know that a ceramic knife is so low-maintenance.
You might be wondering though, about a ceramic knife's fragility. I guess I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that this material is so hard, since little ceramic figurines always seem to break when dropped. Unfortunately, the Shenzhen Knives cutlery is not intended to replace your steel knives, but simply to compliment them.
These ceramic knives are perfect for slicing fruits and vegetables, but they are not intended to cut into bones or other hard surfaces for the knife will chip or snap in these situations. As a matter of fact, I was a little surprised that the warranty offered by Shenzhen Knives wasn't longer, for they only back their products with a 90-day limited warranty.
If you are looking for a lightweight, affordable and durable knife, which is resistant to acids, germs and oils and perfect for cutting fruits and vegetables, then I recommend shopping the cutlery offered by Shenzhen Knives. Their ceramic bladed knives will have you cutting more and sharpening much less!
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Disclosure: I received the 6" Ceramic Chef's Knife from Shenzhen Knives in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!