Los Angeles, Ca, January 27th, 2016 – Whenever I’m chopping vegetables or need a great utility knife I like so many reach for one of my favorites, but which are my favorites you ask? What knife should I buy is a frequently asked question. Kyocera is known for their impeccable ceramic rust-resistant knife blade and the particular knife we are testing is the 5” advanced ceramic.
Thus our test is warranted.
Kyocera knife test:
- A knife isn’t about one simple test; it’s about constant use over and over for a period of months. Our test included every day use of everything from chopping raw vegetables to cooked vegetables, raw proteins to cooked proteins and even cutting breads and pastries.
- The knife was ideal for raw soft-ish fruits and vegetables like apples, onions, zucchinis and mushrooms. The knife didn’t feel strong enough to cut through harder vegetables like butternut squash.
- The knife worked well on chopping cooked chicken and cold meats like left over steak.
Now for the pros and cons
- First, the knife has a desirable ergonomic shape that is comfortable to hold.
- Second, the knife is incredibly lightweight and a great everyday kitchen knife for any type of cook.
- Third, the knife is extremely sharp it retains its sharpness 10 times longer than steel knives.
- Fourth, the white color makes it fun and different from our other knives.
- Fifth, the weight is evenly distributed.
- Sixth, it can be easily cleaned and put into the dishwasher.
- First, The knife has limitations. The knife tip broke when we were trying to cut bread out of a pan. When we broke the tip we reread the users pamphlet and realized we made a mistake by trying to bend the knife and it snapped in half.
- Second, the knife cannot be used on all cutting boards, which could jeopardize the knife blade.
Overall Rating: 3/4 cup out of 1 cup. Kyocera’s Advanced ceramic knife is a great buy for the everyday cook and with the reasonable price point it can work for almost anyone.
Follow Up: I first tested this knife in 2014 and after snapping the first one I re-bought it and since then I have used it regularly and I teach others how to cook with it because it is such an approachable knife. I have even purchased the larger 6″ knife. It’s safe to say I love it more today than I did when I first tested it, but I am still going to stick with my initial rating due to some of the cons.
Purchasing Info: kyoceraadvancedceramics.com.