Ceramic Knives

Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
So has anyone used one before? Do you own one? What do you think of it? etc etc.

I bought a small 3 inch paring ceramic knife awhile back and just absolutely love it. It has a plastic cover to protect the blade, and fingers. But it is incredibly sharp, even after a year of using it, it's still as sharp as it was. I know some people don't like them because they can chip, tips can break off and can't use them on glass/granite/marble hard surfaces etc.

Or do you prefer metal knives? For me, it's both. I love the ceramic knife for certain things, but metal knives ultimately are still the ones I use for the majority of tasks in the kitchen.
01/22/2012
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Jessica Elizabeth Jessica Elizabeth
I have the Yoshi Blade and the peeler that comes with it. LOVE them!!! I wish I had a ceramic knife for all the kitchen cutting that I do.
01/22/2012
MeliPixie MeliPixie
I'm not a very big fan of anything but high-quality steel. I hate these weird knives that claim to be "self-sharpening," or "better for vegetables." And I certainly am too clumsy to risk dropping my knife on the floor and having it break. I'll stick to my nice metal knives, thank you
01/22/2012
woofcub woofcub
The ceramic knifes are very pleasing if they are displayed out in the kitchen they look very nice and are good for certain jobs around the kitchen. however like most things in the kitchen and workshop certain tools are best at doing certain jobs and knifes are no different. when it comes to cutting the food on my plate and any meat I prefer to use a nice metal knife.
01/22/2012
Darklyvan Darklyvan
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Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
So has anyone used one before? Do you own one? What do you think of it? etc etc.

I bought a small 3 inch paring ceramic knife awhile back and just absolutely love it. It has a plastic cover to protect the blade, and fingers. But it is ... More
I would love to try a ceramic knife, but a nice one is a little out of my price range
01/22/2012
te te
If I could afford to try one I would but until then it is regular knives for me.
01/22/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
@MeliPixie---In most cases metal knives are still better. But yeah I don't see how a ceramic knife would be better at cutting vege's compared to a metal one. The small one I use though is always sharper than the metal knives I have, even after I sharpen them. Basically it's always as sharp as a super fine edge razor, which is interesting cause it only cost $5 lol

@woodcub---I'm glad you use metal on the plate, ceramic knives are no good to be used on dinnerware Give me a good ole' sharp metal steak knife any day.

@Darklyvan---How pricey are the ones you are interested in?
01/22/2012
arduous arduous
I have a ceramic paring knife that I like, but I don't think I'd buy more, honestly. The one this one replaced met it's unfortunate death on the tile floor, and that's just too fragile for my carelessness.

It always boggles me a bit when I read about people using metal knives on glass/granite/whatever . Terrible on the blades!
01/23/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I think a ceramic blade would be cool, especially for cutting lettuce. Using a metal knife can increase rusting in the lettuce.

I dunno, they still seem a little too "As seen on TV" for me - too good to be true and usually don't work as well as advertised.
01/23/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I have two ceramic knives I bought from Target and they have held up very well. Much less maintenance than stainless steel, cheaper, and perform just as well as far as I'm concerned.
01/23/2012
mmc67 mmc67
I love ceramic knives.As someone mentioned they are perfect for cutting lettuce
01/23/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I think a ceramic blade would be cool, especially for cutting lettuce. Using a metal knife can increase rusting in the lettuce.

I dunno, they still seem a little too "As seen on TV" for me - too good to be true and usually don't ... More
You can thank the Yoshi Blade for that lol. I have tried the Yoshi Blade and while it was fairly sharp, it just didn't have a good feel to it. The paring knife I use now has a good feel and is literally razor sharp all the time. I have had it for a year and it still cuts through everything. But then again I am the type of person that takes really good care of things I buy, usually.
01/24/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
I am big on cooking so I love both. They both have their place and time.
01/24/2012
Rory Rory
We are tired of "bad" knifes and we are in the process of buying a complete new set - Zwililng J.A. Henckels Four Star II. After we get done with that we plan on buying a few ceramic knifes too. I haven't used any but have only heard good things about them.
12/15/2012
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