Are the ceramics knives useful?

ceramics knives - a set of ceramics knives
@youless (89126)
Guangzhou, China
March 15, 2013 11:43am CST
The common knives are made of steel. But there is a new kind of knives appear, they are the ceramics knives. I am very curious to it since it seems it is easy to clean them. However, I wonder whether they can be broken easily. They are much more expensive than the steel knives. So I have to think it over before I buy the ceramics knife.
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@ET28LV (1895)
• Latvia
15 Mar 13
Hmm i think it depends on people some prefer use steel others ceramic knifes. As I am planing to study as cooking chief I will use knifes with what will be easy to work and which will be resistant. But, if you have doubts just try ceramic knifes and you will know how good they are.
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@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 13
Yeah ET28LV, we will know whether it's nice from experience
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Mar 13
Just wondering whether shall "invest" to the ceramic knives
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 13
Add another product to your online store huh
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@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 13
The first time I saw people use ceramic knife is at Masterchef Junior Australia. At first I wonder what type of knife is that, then I made a research about it. I saw the price at the market and it way too expensive for me. 1 ceramic knife will cause me around 3 very good steel knife.
@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 13
This is why I wonder whether it is worthy to buy the ceramic knives.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
20 Mar 13
For me it just not worth to buy ceramic knife. Why buy somethings expensive when we can get something cheaper but still get the job done.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 13
Due to the expensive price of ceramic knife, i still prefer to buy steel knife since it is much cheaper. Besides that, it seems more durable than ceramic knife.
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@ElicBxn (60692)
• United States
16 Mar 13
They are REALLY sharp! Yes, they are more fragile than steel and I've managed to chip two of them, but the rest of the blade is like GLASS!
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 13
So I must be careful to use them.
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@ElicBxn (60692)
• United States
20 Mar 13
Yeah, and watch the fingers/fingernails! I've cut myself and sliced a couple of nails too! Just a reminder - ceramics is what the tiles of the space shuttles were made of.
• Indonesia
16 Mar 13
Well I think the advantages of ceramic knives are in the power of the material, which can defeat the power of this material is pure diamond. Ceramic materials certainly harder than iron and the sharpness will be sharper than steel, hard material will not easily blunted. Compared with the steel, ceramic knives are much lighter, usually a half times lighter than similar knives of the same size. These advantages sure will help if you frequently use a knife. Also the ability to avoid stains are the specific advantages of ceramic knives. The acidity of food often leads to iron blade changes color. Ceramic blade does not absorb acids so it may be contaminated materials cause stains.
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 13
You know more about the ceramic knives.
• Philippines
23 Mar 13
I have been considering buying a ceramic knife. I am more convinced now based on the information you provided. My only concern is, despite the material, I am liable to break it as I often do expensive things, klutz that I am. But maybe the weight will prevent injuries for me too as I have cut myself by accident several times.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
My mom bought one set of these knives. I can say that it's the same with the steel knives when it comes to its uses. The good thing with ceramics knives is it rarely needs sharpening.
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 13
Would they be broken easily?
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
No, it is made of special element. but still avoid dropping it on hard surfaces too often.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 13
Youless, i ever saw this kind of knives being sold in the supermarket. But, at this moment i still prefer to use the steel type of knives. I am not sure whether it can last as long as the steel knife. I think it will break if we accidentally drop it since it is made of ceramics. Besides that, it is much more expensive than the steel knives. Are you going to buy any ceramic knife in future?
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Mar 13
After reading your comment, I have no interest in buying it
@Pegasus72 (1901)
18 Mar 13
That was my question if they break easily. My husband would like our next set to be Ceramic knives. I really haven't heard much about them and didn't even know about them till my husband told me about them.
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 13
I think they are fragile.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
18 Mar 13
Ceramic knives are very expensive, but i think they are very good to be used. I have often seen these knives being used in cooking shows and they have sponsored even the kiddie master chef in the Philippines. If you can afford it, maybe you can try it out. cooking and utensils and stuffs you need to use in the kitchen are personal experiences and whatever works for me may not be your preferred kitchen utensils. =) have a great day and happy discovery! :D hehe
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 13
I think it is easy to clean them.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 13
Hi youless, from the image attached the ceramics knives look like steel knives exactly. I would like to take a close look at them after posting this. I hope I can see them more clearly in the bigger image. I haven't seen any ceramics knife before. If they are displayed in any kiosk here in the shopping mall. I will try to use it to see how nice it would be. I believe the salesperson will tell me whether it's easy to break like the same type of cup and bowl we use. It's wise for customer to know more about the stuff, especially those are costly before buying We can learn more about ceramics knives by surfing web Happy posting
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 13
In fact there are also other shapes of the ceramic knives.
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 13
I wonder if the ceramics knives are more for show, showing off to your guests with, but I'd rather stick to good old fashioned steel you know where you stand, or cut with those.
@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 13
In fact I am curious to it and I'd like to try something new.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
15 Mar 13
Hi youless! This is the first time know about this thing. Perhaps I need to try before I could say which is better. Thank you for sharing this knowledge. Have a great day!
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Mar 13
I think you shall see the ceramic knives in the supermarket.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
15 Mar 13
Some people like to use ceramic knife for certain tasks, as far as i am concerned, steel knife is good for me, it get the job done. I only use my knife for cutting meat and lite works, i don't need a ceramic knife that cost me more for the time being, i think i will pass this one out for next time.
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Mar 13
Since I haven't used the ceramic knives yet, so I can't compare them to the steel ones.
• United States
15 Mar 13
I guess I'm a little old fashioned I still prefer steel but my eldest son (who's a chef) uses a ceramic knife guess it's just personal preference Try one out before you decide
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@youless (89126)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Mar 13
Perhaps I shall try ceramic knife