COLOR ME IMPRESSED!
I have never really done much research on Ceramic Knives I have always just used my knives in my chef block. Kyocera gave me an opportunity to check out their Advance Ceramic Professional Chef’s Knife. Just looking into the package I was a bit perplexed by the fact that this white blade looked like a toy, I mean seriously. My husband looked at me crazy when I said really this is going to cut stuff? He informed me that due to the process of producing these blades and that ceramic is close to diamond on the hardness scale that I maybe judging this knife unfairly. So here we go.
What Kyocera says about ceramic and their knife- (from the back of the box) ‘ Our Advanced ceramic is a material close in hardness to diamond with a rock-like edge that will not roll like steel blades. The result is a razor sharp blade that retains its original sharpness more than 10 times longer than steel knives.”
My first reactions out of the package is this knife is lightweight. It is lighter than my regular knife ware. After researching this a bit on their site and on the back of the package they even state that this is about half the weight of standard steel knives.
I decided to test today on an Onion, Cherry tomatoes and Lettuce.
Onion~ Their Knife cut through this like butter. I did a fine-ish dice on the onion and it slid through the onion so smoothly. As most cooks know the reason onions seem so potent and aromatic in the cutting process is due to the distraction of the cells as you slice and saw. I noticed that it was less potent to me and I am curious if this is due to the fact that it slices through cleanly and you don’t damage as many onion cells. Something to look up later.
Sorry for the photo.. Not quite sure why it is upside down.
Next I worked on Cherry tomatoes. Look how cleanly it sliced through. As you can see there isn’t the jagged tearing that happens sometime when you cut tomatoes.
After the onion and tomatoes I cut up lettuce for our salads tonight. Again nice clean slices, no jagged pulling or tearing.
My personal thoughts. I am glad I gave this knife a chance it has amazing cutting power and is so light in my hand that I don’t have the normal fatigue when I am cutting lots of items. I can’t wait to use it when I do some freezer meal prepping and I am cutting up a storm. This will be a great addition to your regular knives.
From their site:
“The perfect complement to your cutlery
For slicing fruits, vegetables and boneless meats, a Kyocera advanced ceramic knife has no equal. Ceramic’s superior edge retention, chemical purity and lightweight make it ideal for straight slicing.
Even so, ceramic knives are intended to complement -not replace – your other cutlery. Use steel knives for carving, prying, boning, cutting frozen foods, and slicing cheese.”
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