For our Oprah fans, she picked this Kyocera ceramic knife set as one of her “Favorite Things” for 2010. The Kyocera ceramic knives she selected are a practical and reasonably priced kitchen essential. One thing that’s great about these ceramic knifes is that they rarely need to be sharpened. And, when it finally needs to be sharpened after many many many uses, if you send your knife off to Kyocera, they’ll sharpen them for FREE!
What’s there to love about a Kyocera ceramic knife?
First, it’s incredibly sharp and long lasting. You never have to worry about leaving it in the sink too long and having it rust!
Second, because it’s not metal, this knife does not interact with acids or salts.
Third, when you chop or slice lettuce and other veggies, you never need worry about lettuce edges turning brown as happens with all metal knives.
This particular ceramic knife set featured on the show is a great value as it includes a 5-1/2 inch Santoku knife which is designed for chopping vegetables with ease. A paring knife is also included with this set which is ideal for peeling or small mincing jobs.
If you like buying products with a portion of sales going to a good cause, Check out the Susan Komen Kyocera chefs or santoku knife. Five dollars from every sale goes to the Komen foundation. Plus, it’s a really cool looking knife with a vibrant pink handle. Everytime I’ve given one as a gift it turns into that cook’s favorite knife. It’s light weight, so you can use it all day without getting tired. And it cleans up easily too. I always put my in the dishwasher (though Kyocera recommends you wash it by hand to avoid accidentally cutting yourself when removing items from the dishwasher). And, this knife is just $44.95.
Oprah learned about this extra sharp ceramic cutlery from Ming Tsai, recently a competitor on Food Network’s Iron Chef and creator of Blue Ginger restaurant in Massachusetts. Ming loves these knives as well, especially for cutting fruits, vegetables and boneless meats as well as for trimming and peeling small fruits and vegetables.
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