With modern times come modern wares. These days, you can choose between two types of kitchen knives: the traditional steel type or the more contemporary ceramic blade. Let us compare the two based on the following criteria:
Knives are meant to be sharp. Ceramic knives do not need as much sharpening as steel knives do and manufacturers usually offer a lifetime tree sharpening service which is lacking in steel knives.
– Versatility and ease of use
Ceramic knives are more versatile and lighter in weight, putting less strain on your arms and shoulders.
Since ceramic knives are not made of porous material, a quick rinse in between slicing different kinds of food prevents the transfer of odor and flavor.
Ceramic knives are thought to have a longer lifespan since it stays sharp for years and does not rust. However, even though ceramic knives are made up of harder material, they are more brittle and are not meant to cut up through hard food material such as frozen food and bones. Also, ceramic knives are prone to breaking when cleaned with the dishwasher.
A better performance may mean a bigger price tag as with the case of the ceramic knife.
Your choice will ultimately depend on your preference; whether you want a steel or ceramic knife, you should still exercise the same caution when you use either of them. Whether steel or ceramic, these are still knives, and are very sharp. Children should not use them without the supervision of an adult, and you should take care of them so that they serve you in the kitchen for a long time.