Frequently Asked Questions
What are ceramic knives made of?
Ceramic knives are made of an advanced, high-tech ceramic called zirconium oxide (also called Zirconia). Zirconium oxide is extremely hard, wear resistant, and chemically inert. Zirconium oxide has a hardness of 8.2 on the mohs scale of hardness (vs. steel at 5-6 mohs and diamond at 10 mohs).
Will a ceramic knife break if I drop it?
Any knife, whether stainless steel or ceramic, will potentially break at the tip if it’s dropped on a hard surface and at a certain angle. Unfortunately, accidental damage can occur.
How can I damage a ceramic knife?
The ceramic blade can chip if you cut into bones, some frozen foods or can break off if you use it to pry. Any high quality steel knife will also have little to no flex. Just like them, your ceramic knife will snap if too much torque is applied when prying.
Are ceramic knives sharper than steel knives?
Ceramic knives start out sharper–and stays sharper–longer. In time, you may notice micro nicks on the blade’s edge. This is the normal process by which any hard material blade will dull. The existence of microchips does not necessarily mean the knife is dull. You will find that it performs well for quite some time.
Do ceramic knives need to be sharpened?
Ceramic knives rarely need to be sharpened. They stay sharp 10X longer than a steel knife. Therefore, It will be many years before you will need to have your ceramic knife sharpened.
Can I put my ceramic knife in the dishwasher?
Ceramic knives are dishwasher safe. However they can chip or break if they come in contact with other utensils while the cycle is running. So it is advisable to place them in a position in your dishwasher where this will not occur.