Farberware Ceramic 5-Inch Santoku Knife with Sheath
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This Farberware Ceramic Santoku Knife is at the forefront of cutlery
technology. Forged from zirconia – a material second only to diamonds in
hardness – the resulting blade is extremely durable and unbelievably
sharp. This knife will retain its cutting edge 10 times longer than steel
blades, and will not rust, stain, or oxidize. The ergonomically designed,
soft grip handle provides exceptional comfort and durability with an
accented endcap to provide a unique handle design. Dishwasher safe. Sheath
protects blade while knife is not in use. 5-inch long.
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I bought this knife about 2 years ago at the local supermarket. It was
only $20 so I thought I might as well try it. I really liked it so there
was very little effort to use it as much as possible. I cut vegetables,
meat, cheese, fish, bread, plastic packaging, cardboard… I did
everything but chop bones. It just doesn’t have the weight and balance for
chopping so that was easy to avoid. But basically I used it for everything
one uses a knife for without being too careful. It was always used on
either a wood or nylon cutting board. Washed it by hand half the time but
at the end of the day it went through the dishwasher. Kept it in its
The edge held up fine over the two years. Not as sharp as when I bought it
but still good enough for slicing tomatoes with ease.
Ceramic Blade Uses:
Ceramic knives are intended to complement, not replace metal knives: Metal
knives should be the tool of choice for carving, cutting boned meat,
cutting frozen foods, cutting cheeses etc. Ceramic blades are very hard,
but are not flexible. If improperly used, ceramic knives may chip or
break. Ceramic knives are intended to cut fresh fruits, vegetables,
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I own the 5″ knife, paring knife and the vegetable peeler of the Faberware
Santoku selections. First off, you should never need to sharpen these
knives if you follow the instructions for their usage. They should last
for years. Think of them as a sharp razor blade but never gets dull, never
rusts, corrodes or stain and are naturally anti-bacterial. I wash mine by
hand and they are always on my cutting block.
My preferred usage of them is with fruits and vegetables, the 5″ is a
great knife for slicing bread, no matter how soft it is. Boneless meats,
chicken and fish can be carved with expert results. Since the ceramic has
no lubricity it won’t cut cheese as well as a chrome or stainless knife.
The best is slicing tomatoes into little cubes for your own salsa and they
stay as cubes and don’t get crushed while slicing. I can slice olives
paper thin and slice up onions so small I don’t need a chopper or
processor to clean. I love the vegetable peeler when cleaning a cucumber,
it slices so thin only the green skin comes off.
Overall these knives are a great value and should give years of use. If
you price compare the 5″ sells for $15.99 at Wal-Mart and $19.99 at
Krogers, the paring knife is $9.99 at Wal-Mart and at Krogers it includes
the vegetable peeler for $10.99.
This Farberware Ceramic Utility Knife w/Blade Cover is at the forefront of
cutlery technology. Forged from zirconia – a material second only to
diamonds in hardness – the resulting blade is extremely durable and
unbelievably sharp. This knife will retain its cutting edge 10 times
longer than steel blades, and will not rust, stain, or oxidize. The
ergonomically designed, soft grip handle provides exceptional comfort. The
included blade cover provides safe storage and protects the blade while
knife is not in use. Dishwasher safe. Ceramic utility knife measures 5
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Advantages of Ceramic Blades
How does a ceramic knife compare to a metal knife?
The primary difference is the material the blade is made out of. The blade
is the most important part of the knife, therefore making ceramic and
metal knives quite different.
SHARPNESS – The materials that make up a ceramic blade are very hard. So
hard that they are the second hardest material only to diamond. After the
blade is sharpened, it will keep its razor sharp edge without wearing out
or becoming dull. However metal blades require consistant sharpening.
ODORS – Ceramic material is not very porous. This keeps the blade from
transferring odors from one food to another.
SANITARY – Ceramic blades are very dense. A quick rinse in warm water will
get your ceramic knife cleaner than a thorough scrubbing on a metal knife.
WEIGHT – Ceramic material is very light weight making use of the knife
RUST – Ceramic knives will not rust as metal knives will.
A ceramic blade is a blade made out of very hard ceramic, zirconium oxide
(ZrO2; also known as zirconia). These blades are produced by compacting
zirconia powder under around 300 tons of pressure to produce blade-shaped
blanks. These blanks are very brittle and fragile and can be shattered by
a slight blow. Like most ceramics these are consolidated into a dense and
strong ceramic by solid-state sintering for 5-12 hours in a high-
temperature furnace: approximately 1400 degrees Celsius. The result is a
very hard and blunt blade which is then sharpened by grinding the edges
with a diamond-dust-coated grinding wheel.
Zirconia is very hard; it ranks 8.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness,
compared to 6 to 6.5 for hardened steel, and 10 for diamond, giving a very
hard edge that rarely needs sharpening. Ceramic blades can only be
resharpened with a material harder than themselves for which diamond
sharpeners are used.
Ceramic knives will not rust. They are also non-conductive and
nonmagnetic. Their chemical inertness to both acids and alkalis and their
ability to retain a cutting edge far longer than forged metal knives makes
them a very good culinary tool for slicing and cutting through boneless
meat, vegetables and fruits. Since they are brittle they cannot be used
for chopping, cutting bones or frozen foods or for any application which
tends to twist the blade such as prying which may cause the cutting edge
to chip. The tips of these knives are resistant to rolling and pitting,
but may chip if dropped.
“So sharp it’s silly”
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