If you’ve not yet tried ceramic blades, now’s your chance. The economical Yoshi Blade Ceramic Knife Deluxe Set gives you three different sizes of knives and a vegetable peeler, plus all-important spares in case your first encounter with eversharp blades turns into a brief learning experience.
Like other ceramic knives, these prep knives with zirconium oxide blades rather than stainless steel do require a new set of habits. If you work with ceramic knives the same way you’ve learned to work with high carbon stainless steel, you’ll only have chipped and broken knives. Ceramic knives are best suited for slicing straight lines and won’t survive levering, dropping, or rotating while cutting. The high points of the ceramic knife make it worthwhile to learn new tricks. Razor-sharp edges stay sharp indefinitely under proper use. The ceramic blades don’t stain or corrode and won’t leave a metallic taste in acid foods. You’ll be able to slice food less than paper-thin without the microscopic crushing that causes sliced food to oxidize quickly and change color. A fresh salad will look fresh when served.
The set includes 3-inch, 4-inch, and 5-inch blades in appropriate santoku styles meant for slicing. Comfortable handles prevent fatigue and allow complete control of the blades. The style of the vegetable peeler makes following the contours of irregular fruits and vegetables easy, and the peeler’s ceramic blade keeps that “like new” cutting action that disappears so quickly with steel peelers.
Best of all, you get two of each. Even if you do make a mistake, you’ll have a full set of ceramic knives.
For more professional-looking ceramic knives, see the Kyocera Ceramic 3 Piece Knife Set.
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