Ceramic Utility Knife Review
Boker ceramic paring knife review and how to video.
We bought our first ceramic knife a couple of years ago and I still use it almost daily. I decided to go with the Boker Ceramic Paring Knife with 3 7/8 in. Blade in Grey because it comes with a protective sheath, has a good sized blade and the price was right… under $30 at the time. This is the only knife I brought with me to our care taking position in Hawaii. This knife comes in very handy when I make a huge amount of organic dog food once a month.
The blade of our Boker ceramic knife is still very sharp after cutting a ton of vegetables and the ergonomic handle has been a ‘hand’ saver.
With Boker’s strong German history of making high quality knives, we figured we were guaranteed a superior product… We were not mistaken!
First of all, let me give you the facts on the Boker ceramic paring knife:
- The 3.7 inch high tech ceramic blade is made of extremely hard and durable material (zirconium oxide)
- Ceramic blades stay sharp about then times longer than normal steel blades
- This utility knife is dishwasher safe, 100% corrosion resistant, non-magnetic, lightweight and chemically neutral
- The ergonomic synthetic handle with anti-skid inlays offers a very comfortable and secure grip
- Comes with a practical plastic sheath to protect the blade
- Boeker offers a re-sharpening service
Like I said above, we’ve had this knife for about three years now and it has definitely become my go-to knife when I need to cut up vegetables like carrots, tomatoes, onions, broccoli, etc.
Since the blade is protected by a plastic sheath, I store the knife in a cutlery drawer. I find myself reaching for it all the time now. With the super sharp and fairly thin blade the Boker ceramic knife is perfect for slicing the Roma tomatoes for sandwiches. I end up with perfectly even, thin slices every time. The pointy tip of this ceramic knife is ideal for removing the tomato cores without any fuss and it slices beautifully through older, soft tomatoes as well.
The 3 inch blade of this ceramic knife also works very well for slicing and dicing small onions. I tried to cut up a large Vidalia onion, but the blade is just too small for that so I used my 8 inch Chef knife instead.
I have used our Boeker ceramic knife to cut blocks of cheese, ring bologna, eggs, bananas, lemon, lime and oranges as well as onions, tomatoes and numerous other small to medium sized vegetables. When we first received this ceramic knife back in 2013, we made a short video of Nick trying it out.
Take a look at our ceramic knife review video:
Ceramic Knife Review Conclusion:
Like I mentioned before, this is the first ceramic knife we added to our kitchen knife arsenal. I have tried out other brands of ceramic knives since then and this is the best one by far. I must say, both Nick and I are very impressed with how sharp the ceramic blade really is, even after using it for several years.
The Boeker 3 inch ceramic knife has a very nice cutting edge, and a sharp, pointy tip that is perfect for coring. The handle is very comfortable, has a nice grip and fits perfectly. The knife is indeed very light in weight, which is a little bit surprising if you have never used a ceramic knife before.
If it’s true what they say about ceramic staying 10 times sharper than steel blades then we will be happily using this little gem for a long time.
Knife Care: This knife is dishwasher safe, but I never put any of my kitchen knives in the dishwasher, so I can’t tell you anything about it. After I’m done using one my ceramic knife I wash it in the sink or wipe it with a soapy dish cloth, rinse and wipe dry. Viola! The knife is ready for the next task. This takes only a couple of seconds and comes natural after you’ve done it few times. Your kitchen cutlery will thank you. :)
Keep in mind, ceramic knives, like this one from Boeker, are going to break if you drop them or try to pry anything with them (like a can of beans). So be careful of that, and unless you have a protective sheath, always store ceramic knives in a knife block.
We truly recommend this knife for anyone looking for a very sharp, small utility knife. This ceramic blade knife will do a superb job for all your smaller kitchen chores.
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