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I love my birthday and this year I have even more reason to love it because this year I get to give one lucky reader a gift.  As you know I’m always on the lookout for new kitchen supplies and tools.  I recently had the chance to try out a ceramic knife from Shenzhen and I can honestly say I was really impressed.  When the box first came I was ready to hand it off to M to use in the kitchen – that would have been a bad idea.  It doesn’t look like much of anything and I thought for sure it’s cutting abilities would be minimal.  I was wrong. 

Honestly I didn’t know much about ceramic knives so here are some fun facts;

  • Ceramic knives are rust proof and have a non-stick surface for easy clean-up.
  • They are made with zirconium oxide that is harder than ordinary steel and almost as hard as diamond.
  • Because of this ceramic knives can hold their edge longer than a steel blade.
I had shared this picture last week with a great soup recipe I had made.  It was the first time I’d used the Shenzhen knife.  It sliced through the potatoes with no resistance and the softer zucchini with the same precision.  I have a lot of knives ranging from very cheap steak knives to $100+ knives.  For cutting vegetables this knife was great.  A few things however to keep in mind.  This isn’t the knife to use if you’re cutting through any kind of bone.  This blade (like a steel or metal blade) can get knicks and chips in it.  If that happens you will need to have it re-sharpened.  The directions I got with mine cautioned me to avoid sharpening with a metal sharpening stick.
Onto the good news.  I get to give one of these away!  You could be the lucky winner.  This give away will run from today until midnight on November 15th.  I am using rafflecopter for entries (it’s easier for you and me!) You MUST leave a comment before completing any of the other actions.  If you do not leave a comment but preform other tasks in the giveaway you’re entries WILL NOT count.  The giveaway is open only to US residents.
This is a fast giveaway so get your entries in soon!

  Congratulations to Teri who won this giveaway!!!  Hope you enjoy the knife as much as me.

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Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for this review, however I did receive a complimentary knife to review.  I was selected to participate in this giveaway through Rafflecopter Blogger Opportunities.  All opinions expressed are my own.  

Amanda Mouttaki

Curious world traveling, mom of two busy boys, foodie at heart, addicted to social media and lover of all things Moroccan.

  • Melissa Yassini

    November 15, 2011 #1 Author

    I love this blog and have used many of the recipes for my family! I would loooove to win this knife :)


    • marocmama

      November 15, 2011 #2 Author

      Thank you so much for the compliment Melissa!!


  • JD Northwest

    November 15, 2011 #3 Author

    It’s nice to know that ceramic blades have no metallic taste or smell and that the ceramic knife will not interact with your food’s taste.


    • marocmama

      November 15, 2011 #4 Author

      I haven’t noticed any metallic taste at all – have been using the knife now for several weeks.


  • Christopher Sorel

    November 15, 2011 #5 Author

    they hold a sharping longer than a steel blade


    • marocmama

      November 15, 2011 #6 Author

      very true! They don’t look sharp but you have to be very careful with them.


  • Naomi

    November 15, 2011 #7 Author

    Happy Birthday! I have a ceramic paring knife that I use daily and a ceramic peeler, love them both. Here’s what I learned from the website: “No metallic taste or smell. Given the ceramic blade’s characteristics, the ceramic knife will not interact with your food’s taste.”


    • marocmama

      November 15, 2011 #8 Author

      Thanks for the birthday wishes! Ohhh ceramic peeler….something new to look for.


  • Teri

    November 15, 2011 #9 Author

    That they will last for years and keep their edge for a long time. That they are beautiful and much, much NICER than anything in my kitchen drawers :) Thank you for the chance to win!


    • marocmama

      November 15, 2011 #10 Author

      It’s a lovely knife – I’m sure it would be great in anyone’s drawer!


  • The Real Matt Daddy

    November 15, 2011 #11 Author

    I would love one of these for my kitchen! I had never heard of a ceramic knife before, but after looking at the website, they seem like a cool alternative to traditional knives. The site did not say how to sharpen it. How do you sharpen yours?


    • marocmama

      November 15, 2011 #12 Author

      I haven’t had to sharpen it yet and they take a long time to wear down. It is suggested to have them sharpened professionally as the metal home sharpeners can wreck them. Usually knife sharpening is very reasonable.


  • Glenda

    November 15, 2011 #13 Author

    I learned that zirconia is a ceramic. I had no idea!


  • Bobbie Anne Munsey

    November 15, 2011 #14 Author

    I learned….These ceramic knives are made of an advanced ceramic called zirconia


  • Danielle T

    November 15, 2011 #15 Author

    I learned that the ceramic knife has a non-stick surface! Happy Birthday!!


  • Miriam T.

    November 15, 2011 #16 Author

    I learned the knives are made of Zirconia!


  • Jen

    November 12, 2011 #17 Author

    Happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day :-)


  • marie

    November 11, 2011 #18 Author

    Just to say Happy Birthday! Have a lovely time with your family and a peaceful year to come!
    Take care.


  • Samira

    November 11, 2011 #20 Author

    I love my Wusthof knives but am willing to try others….anything that makes my job easier and more efficient, sign me up!


    • moncef

      May 16, 2014 #21 Author

      is there anyway to find these knives in morocco ?


      • Amanda Mouttaki

        May 17, 2014 #22 Author

        I’ve not seen them here sadly. I’ll be on the lookout though!


  • katy

    November 11, 2011 #24 Author

    Whoo hoo! Happy birthdday! Mbrook! :) Scorpio foodie women married to Moroccan men are the best.

    (And that knife sounds awesome…would love to win one!)


    • marocmama

      November 15, 2011 #25 Author

      I have to agree with you – Scorpio women rock!


  • Olga @ MangoTomato

    November 10, 2011 #26 Author

    happy happy birthday!

    I’ve never owned a ceramics knife, but would love to change that ;)


  • Renee {}

    November 10, 2011 #27 Author

    The material used to make the knives is the 2nd hardest material known to man, behind diamonds!


  • Sakina

    November 10, 2011 #28 Author

    I would love to win a knife! :)


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