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Pros & Cons of Ceramic Knives

Pros & Cons of Ceramic Knives

2020-09-02

Ceramic knives are made out of very hard and tough ceramic material which itself is zirconium oxide that's been heated in a process called sintering, which bonds the ceramic powder particles together by closing its pore. But what are the pros and cons of such knives?

Pros 


Light

Ceramic knives are much lighter, compared to conventional knives made from steel. This will reduce fatigue, ensure efficiency and will achieve more results, as it requires less effort for certain slicing tasks.


Hard & Durable

Ceramic knives are made from hardest known material, almost as hard as diamond. Hardness helps in retaining the sharpness of the knives as well as a razor sharp edge that is why they rarely need to be sharpened. In case of careful handling, ceramic knives will live longer!


Hygienic

Ceramic knives are scientifically proven not to be contaminated by acids, juices, salt or other substances during food preparation which are known to cause stains on blades preventing from easy cleaning and ruining the knife. Consequently, the knives will not affect the taste of the food or its healthy properties - an ideal choice for mothers having babies.


Ceramic blades are very dense and no n-porous at all. A quick rinse in warm water will make a ceramic knife much cleaner than a thorough scrubbing on a metal knife. Strong smells of fish, garlic, onion and etc. are easily washed up just with warm water.


Cons


Fragile

Though being hard and durable, ceramic knives are quite brittle, that is why they must be handled with care and stored safely. It means they must be stored separately from other knives or in special knife blocks. Do not use them in cutting hard materials such as frozen food or bones, otherwise they can become blunt or even crack!


Cost

Usually Ceramic knives are expensive, but the same is about other high end knives. It is a reasonable investment of your money, as a ceramic knife will live longer and require less sharpening.


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