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Can Ceramic Knives be Sharpened at Home?

hey everyone so in this video I show how
to sharpen a ceramic knife
I had a few in my house but I didn’t
really want to dull those so I just went
on Amazon and I bought whatever the
cheapest one was as you can see it’s
very sharp it cuts newspaper very well
it cuts this pepper extremely well very
easy to use but this isn’t really review
this is more to show that it’s sharp now
I’m gonna dull it and then I’m gonna try
to resharpen it and I’m gonna try to
keep it so that I’m not chipping the
edge because I know these ceramic knives
are very brittle
as you can see this ceramic knife is so
tough that it just cuts into this brick
let’s see if it’s any duller
so now it’s dull won’t even cut paper
you can see I got a couple very tiny
chips on the edge let’s check again
cutting a pepper to see a comparison
and yeah you can tell it’s much duller
it’s more crushing the pepper instead of
slicing it queenly and at this point if
you were using a knife you’d consider it
dull so I’m happy to move on at this
point since ceramic knives are much
harder than steel knives you can’t
really use wet stones to sharpen your
ceramic knives unless you want to
destroy your wet stones since
diamonds are harder than ceramic you can
use a diamond stone and that’s what I’m
doing here how what I found was
sharpening a ceramic knife is much
harder to do than sharpen a steel knife
it could have just been me and my cheap
diamond sharpener but it was hard to get
an edge and to know when the edge was
ready on steel knives you’ll form a burr
on the other side and this ver tells you
when you need to flip the knife over and
start sharpening the other side with
ceramic knives I don’t know if it was
just me or they it just has different
properties but there was no bud
it was just grinding cleanly and you
never really knew when you were ready to
flip and then resharpen it takes a lot
of practice and technique but you can
sharpen ceramic knives just make sure
you’re keeping the correct angle and you
should be fine now I’m just putting it
on a buffing whip to get all the
microscopic marks out of the edge and to
get it as clean as possible
as you can see I got the little chip out
and I put a new edge on the entire knife
now it’ll cut paper it’s not my best
sharpening but after an hour
I call it quits
it’ll cut newspaper slightly
it’s not as sharp as it is when it came
in the package but you can see on this
pepper that it’s much better than when
it was dull so I might need more
practice but you can sharpen ceramic
knives on Diamond stones

Ceramic Knives Buyers’ Guide

What are ceramic knives made of?

Ceramic knives have a ceramic blade which is usually made from zirconium dioxide (ZrO2; also called zirconia). The blades of these knives are produced by dry-pressing and firing powdered zirconia. Zirconia is an 8.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, whereas normal steel is at 4.5 and hardened steel is at 7.5 to 8. The blade has a hard edge that maintains its sharpness longer than conventional steel knives. The edge is harder than a steel knife, but ceramic knives are less tough and so more brittle. Ceramic knives will also not corrode in harsh environments, do not conduct electricity at room temperature and are not magnetic. They are also resistant to strong acids and caustic chemicals, therefore better suited for slicing vegetables, fruit, boneless meat, and bread.

How to care for ceramic knives?

Ceramic knives are sharper and thinner than steel, but they are also less sturdy. Do not use them to cut frozen foods or foods which contain pits, seeds, or bones. Always hand wash your knife after using it and store it in a tray, a sheath or a knife block. Use your ceramic knife on a plastic or wooden cutting board, any other material may damage the knife. Do not use the ceramic knife to open anything or in any action which requires flexing or twisting of the knife. Steer away from turning the blade on its side to crush foods like garlic, and be careful to not drop it on hard surfaces as it may easily chip or break.

How to sharpen a ceramic knife?

Because of how brittle ceramic knives are, you cannot use regular knife blocks. Instead, you must use diamond stones which can be found in any store. Diamonds are hard, so they will require less work to remove material than on a regular knife block and are the only material strong enough to properly sharpen ceramic. Position your knife over the diamond block using both hands, and apply light force with your fingers constantly. No flex must occur, or the blade may easily snap. You can move your hands up and down, only down or only up when sharpening, whichever you prefer. Always remember to use smooth movements and very little amount of pressure or else the ceramic knife will snap under your fingers.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I've worked as a chef in a 4* restaurant.