Keramikos knives may look like fancy plastic utensils, but your produce and fingers know otherwise — these blades are sharp! And the good news is, they keep that edge for a very long time. However, due to how sharp the blades are, they can be brittle. If Keramikos knives aren’t taken care of properly, they can chip or break. Here are four tips for taking care of these fierce but fragile blades.
Don’t drop them!
You don’t have to be a knife ninja, but you should have cat-like reflexes when it comes to handling your ceramic knives. If you bump the blade or drop it on the floor, it can easily break or chip.
Be choosy about what you cut — and where you cut it.
Ceramic knives are thinner and sharper than steel. Avoid using them to cut anything that might damage them, including anything with pits, seeds, or bones.
Your cutting surface is also important. Never cut on countertops – especially not granite, concrete, or marble! The best choice is the Keramikos bamboo cutting board, which is safe for food and your knives.
Don’t put them in the dishwasher.
While ceramic is technically dishwasher-safe, it’s a bad idea to put any knife in the dishwasher — ever. Anything that goes into the dishwasher will get bumped around quite a bit. Between that and the high-pressure wash, you have a good chance of chipping the knife. Instead, just use a mild detergent and warm water.
Store with care.
Storing your knives is a whole other conversation, but there are some things worth knowing about ceramic knives. First of all, they aren’t magnetized, so you can’t store them on a magnetic strip. Second, since they’re both super-sharp and super-brittle, a protective cover is a good idea — for your fingers and for the knife. The Keramikos knife block is the perfect storage option as it keeps your knives within arms-reach on your counter while safely protecting the blades. This is why every 5 piece Keramikos knife set includes our specially-designed acrylic knife holder.
When you follow these tips, you can be sure your knives will be safe and stay super sharp! And if they chip, remember – Keramikos will sharpen them for you! For more information about our lifetime unconditional warranty, click here.