Ceramic knives are very sharp and require sharpening much less frequently than SS as they are made of a material that is a great deal harder than SS. That hardness makes them brittle and subject to chipping or breaking from a shock such as dropping it on the floor. Ceramic knives must be sharpened using a special process.
So there are pros and cons to owning either. You have to decide which is better for you.
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sounds like more hassel than sharpening SS and keeping it sharp.
Exactly! And, like noted before - if you drop one there is a good chance it is going to shatter or chip. And, there are thing you can't do with one - like laying it on its side and smacking a clove of garlic ....
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
I have a ceramic knife, and I love it as far as it's slicing and chopping ability goes. But I very rarely use it for several reasons (breakage being one of them) and I almost always pull out my 10" Henckles chef's knife for 99% of any knife work that I need to do.
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