I have been lucky enough to review a few products from Ozeri over the past few months and I am learning a lot about quality. All of the products I have reviewed have been of a much higher quality than anything I would have bought myself. That’s why I was so delighted when I was asked to review a knife set, the Elite Chef Black Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set. As you can imagine, I was even more delighted when they arrived and they were THIS shiny!
The knives and the blades are black, and yet they are shiny enough to see my hands in on the photo! Anyway, enough about how shiny they are and on to the practicalities.
Ceramic is nearly as hard as diamond, meaning that the knives are not only ultra sharp, but they will remain that way for ten times longer than metal blades. This sharpness is coupled with an ergonomic handle to make cutting incredibly straight forward. I always hate cutting hard vegetables and fruit, but it really is easy with these knives, taking no effort whatsoever.
The other thing I like about these is the honesty of the manufacturers in terms of their limitations. As you can imagine, ceramic is extremely hard but is totally inflexible. This means that you have to keep them straight when cutting, as bending and rotating whilst putting pressure on the blade will cause it to snap. You also can’t put them in the dishwasher, since they will chip if anything lands on them. Despite telling my husband this, he has already forgotten and put one in the dishwasher, resulting in a small chip in the blade. Mercifully, it hasn’t made the knife any less effective, and they can be sharpened in the same way as regular blades, which will get the chip out.
Needless to say, I am delighted with these knives, which were sent to me for the purpose of an honest review. However, I won’t be throwing away all of my metal knives, as I will still need them for cutting that can’t be done without the risk of bending the blade.