The difference between Ceramic and Metal Knives is the material they are made from. Ceramic knives are designed from an extremely hard ceramic, usually zirconium dioxide.
The process to make these knives is generally a dry pressing of zirconia powder and then it is fired with a solid-state sintering. It is then sharpened with a diamond-dust coated grinder. On the Mohs hardness scale these knives fall at 8.5, they are very hard and rarely need to be sharpened.
This article will review some of the best ceramic knives available.
KYOCERA REVOLUTION SERIES 7-INCH PROFESSIONAL CHEF’S KNIFE
This Kyocera Ceramic knife is extremely hard. It has a black blade and it will fit in nicely with your other kitchen utensils. Chop, dice and mince your meats and fruits and vegetables with precision and ease.
It has been ground precisely, for a rock-like edge that is very sharp and retains its sharpness even after many uses. This knife is extremely lightweight and well balanced.
The handle is ergonomic, users will be comfortable even with repetitive movements. It is made from a Polypropylene resin. The blade is made of Zirconium oxide.
One downside to this knife that users have mentioned is that it does not cut well through bones. It is recommended to use another knife on meat with bones. However, it works great to cut other items.
These Revolution Series Chef’s knives will never rust and they can cannot be penetrated by acids, oils, or other elements. It should be hand washed and sharpened with an electric sharpener from Kyocera.
KYOCERA REVOLUTION SERIES PARING AND SANTOKU KNIFE SET
This Kyocera set is a 2 piece option at an affordable price. They are very sharp ceramic knives with a white blade. It includes a 3 inch paring knife and a 5 ½ inch Santoku knife. This set makes a great gift.
With the Santoku blade users can dice, chop and achieve paper thin slicing. It is a Japanese style knife, with a wide blade and low tip. The paring knife is great for cutting, peeling and shaping assorted vegetables and fruits.
These knives like other Kyocera sets have been perfectly ground for a hard, sharp, knife with good retention on the blade. While the blade is sharp, it is also bridle, and users should be careful to avoid chipping.
The ergonomic handle is comfortable for long hours of use, as well it is lightweight and balanced. It is not safe for dishwasher use, and should be sharpened with an electric sharpener from Kyocera.
DALSTRONG PROFESSIONAL 8″ CERAMIC CHEF KNIFE
This gift set is extremely affordable and includes; the Dalstrong Infinity Blade – 8 inch Chef’s Knife, with a Diamond Dust Sharpener made by EdgeLast, a PerfectFit Sheath and a Cloth for Polishing.
Cut through your produce and meat effortlessly, with the very sharp blade made from Zirconium Oxide. The sharpener is included so this knife is easily maintained.
These knives are BPA free, with no possible chemical leakage. The ceramic is germ resistant and not porous so it will never rust.
This knife is very light, precise and easily maneuvered. Be cautious as this knife is not designed for chopping bones or frozen foods. Do not pry, strike or saw with this knife either.
Dalstrong is so confident with their product that they offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee for up to 120 days.
MOICHEF 8-PIECE PREMIUM CERAMIC KNIFE SET
Ceramic knives are known for their blades being razor sharp and extremely precise cutting. These MoiChef knives will create beautifully and evenly cut fruits, vegetables and boneless meats. Caution, as they should not be used on bones.
Go many years without sharpening because ceramic is almost as hard as a diamond. This material does not rust or corrode, and it is resistant from bacteria, making them more hygienic than steel knives.
These knives are lightweight and have color coded handles that are designed ergonomically. They are well balanced for comfort and ease of use.
This set includes a chef knife (5 inches & green), fruit knife (4 inches & yellow), paring knife (3 inches & blue) and santoku knife (6 inches & red). Each blade has a color coded handle, so you will always know what you are reaching for. Plus, they each come with their own blade cover.
OZERI ELITE CHEF BLACK CERAMIC 3-PIECE KNIFE SET
This Ozeri Elite knife set is 3 pieces. Each blade is made of 100% ceramic material and they are ultra-sharp. Your boneless meat, vegetables and fruits will be sliced with ease.
The handles are all ergonomic for a perfect balance. These knives take mincing, chopping and dicing to the next level. Each knife is also half as light as its metal counterpart.
Maintain your blades sharpness ten times longer than steel blades because the blades are almost as hard as diamonds. The blades will not rust, even with exposure to certain oils and acidic foods. They measure 3, 4 ½ and 6 inches respectively.
The Ozeri Elite Chef knives are finished with a black veneer that is reflective. Satisfaction is guaranteed, however these knives do not come with a sheath or case, so one will need to be purchased separately.