Ceramic Knife Care Instructions
Even though ceramic is durable, please remember that the ceramic blade does not have the flexibility of metal and extra special care must be taken. These knives are for slicing purposes ONLY and should not be used for any other purpose. To care for you knife, please do the following:
When slicing, DO NOT force the cut. If too much force is applied, the blade may snap as it will not bend or "give".
Ceramic knives are very easy to clean since food does not stick to the surface. Wash with mild soap and water or wipe clean with a damp cloth.
If the ceramic knife should stain, you can fill a tall glass with hot water and oxyclean and soak the blade overnight.
Do not put your knife in the dishwasher, as the motion may damage the knife's blade or your dishes.
Avoid dropping the knife on hard surfaces as the blade may chip. Excessive chips on the blade's edge will dull the blade.
Always use on a bamboo, wood or plastic cutting board, do not use on glass cutting board, granite countertops, your china or ceramic plates.
Do not use for ANY kind of twisting or prying.
Never use your knife to pry or cut into bones as this may cause the knife to chip or the tip to snap off.
Do not use on frozen foods or hard foods.
Do not strike a hard surface with the knife blade (either sideways to crush garlic or blade-down to chop bones). If excessive chipping occurs, the knife will feel dull when cutting.
Store your ceramic knife in a knife block or original knife case (included). Chipping may occur upon contact with other utensils which will make the knife feel dull when cutting.
After washing the knife, dry with a cloth immedietely instead of drying in the drain rack where it can chip when it hits against other silverware.
With normal cutlery use, the ceramic blade should remain sharp for a long time. If you need to sharpen the knife, bring it to a qualified knife shop that has a powered diamond-sharpening wheel.