The Best Ceramic Knives

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Cuisinart C55-01-12PCKS Advantage Color Collection 12-Piece Knife Set, Multicolor recommended by Skillet Director
Shenzhen Knives Kitchen 3-piece ceramic knife set includes ceramic knives (6.5" Chef's knife, 5" Slicing/Utility knife & 4" Paring knife) recommended by Skillet Director
Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Revolution Series 5-1/2-inch Santoku Knife, Black Blade recommended by Skillet Director
ZenWare 9 Piece Multi Color Ceramic Cutlery Kitchen Knives with Fruit Peeler - Knife Set recommended by Skillet Director
Ceramic Knife Chef with Sheath Cover Box and Cookbook 8 inches - Green by Vos recommended by Skillet Director
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Cuisinart C55-01-12PCKS Advantage Color Collection 12-Piece Knife Set
Shenzhen Knives Kitchen 3-piece Ceramic Knife Set
Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Revolution Series 5-1/2-inch Santoku Knife
ZenWare 9 Piece Multi Color Ceramic Cutlery Kitchen Knives
Ceramic Knife Chef with Sheath Cover Box and Cookbook
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Cuisinart
Shenzhen Knives
Kyocera
Zenware
Vos
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$17.88
$29.99
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$44.80
$19.95
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Cuisinart C55-01-12PCKS Advantage Color Collection 12-Piece Knife Set, Multicolor recommended by Skillet Director
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Cuisinart C55-01-12PCKS Advantage Color Collection 12-Piece Knife Set
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Cuisinart
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$17.88
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Shenzhen Knives Kitchen 3-piece ceramic knife set includes ceramic knives (6.5" Chef's knife, 5" Slicing/Utility knife & 4" Paring knife) recommended by Skillet Director
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Shenzhen Knives Kitchen 3-piece Ceramic Knife Set
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Shenzhen Knives
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Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Revolution Series 5-1/2-inch Santoku Knife, Black Blade recommended by Skillet Director
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Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Revolution Series 5-1/2-inch Santoku Knife
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Kyocera
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ZenWare 9 Piece Multi Color Ceramic Cutlery Kitchen Knives with Fruit Peeler - Knife Set recommended by Skillet Director
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ZenWare 9 Piece Multi Color Ceramic Cutlery Kitchen Knives
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Zenware
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$44.80
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Ceramic Knife Chef with Sheath Cover Box and Cookbook 8 inches - Green by Vos recommended by Skillet Director
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Ceramic Knife Chef with Sheath Cover Box and Cookbook
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Vos
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$19.95
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Can Ceramic Knives be Sharpened at Home?

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.

Kitchen tools price updated on 2020-01-19 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Skillet Director team earns from qualifying purchases.

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. As a talented young cook I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I'm worked as a chef in the most prestigious restaurants. Early in my career, I attended many workshops and seminars in Europe and the United States. The training took place at Michelin 3*-4* restaurants and cooking schools.