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Best Ceramic Knives: Kyocera Knives And Other Kyocera Cooking Tools

Updated on April 8, 2011

Kyocera Knives and Kyocera Cooking Tools

Kyocera knives are a great addition to anyone's kitchen. If you're looking for cooking tools that will last, Kyocera knives and other Kyocera cooking gadgets are smart purchases for the home cook.

Kyocera knives are made in Japan and are made of high-grade ceramic called zirconium oxide (also known as zirconia).

Let's take a closer look at Kyocera knives and products.


Kyocera ceramic knives are some of the best-selling cook's knives around.

Here are some of the advantages of owning Kyocera knives:

  • Many sizes and colored handles to choose from
  • Some models have wooden handles
  • Ergonomically constructed
  • Ceramic blades are diamond ground and razor sharp
  • Blades stay sharp longer than high carbon or stainless steel blades
  • Extra safety precautions built in like greater knuckle clearance and tip and heel of blade blunting for increased safety when cutting
  • Design provides precise control when cutting
  • Ultra lightweight and perfectly balanced
  • Easy to use
  • Stain-proof blades
  • Rust-proof blades
  • Easy to clean
  • No metallic taste or smell to blades
  • Extremely durable
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty
  • Complimentary resharpening - they last for years without sharpening


Uses and Tips on Caring for Kyocera Knives

Kyocera ceramic knives are great for cooks at any level of expertise.

Ceramic knives can be used for:

  • Slicing fruit or vegetables
  • Cutting boneless meats
  • Slicing
  • Dicing
  • Mincing
  • Julienne cutting
  • Trimming
  • Seeding
  • Peeling

Black blades are also available.

Remember: Kyocera knives stay sharper longer and they come with a 5-year warranty.

There is also complimentary resharpening. Just send to the manufacturer and have them resharpened.

Tips on Caring for Kyocera Knives

  • Best to wash Kyocera products by hand and not put through the dishwasher as doing so can damage handles - all products are easy clean-up
  • Kyocera knives are not made for cutting frozen meats or foods, boning, carving or slicing cheese
  • Like any knife, the Kyocera blade can be damaged if dropped on its tip or chipped if used for cutting bones

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Other Great Kyocera Products

In addition to making some of the best knives on the market today, Kyocera also has several other products for the home cook. They are all made to be easy to use, lightweight and simple to care for.

  • All-purpose grinders
  • Salt and pepper grinders
  • Ceramic graters
  • Mandolin slicers - several varieties such as julienne
  • Ceramic peelers

As you can see by the products displayed, they also come in a variety of colors and variations.

Kyocera Ceramic Knives and Products

Kyocera ceramic knives are also the most durable knives you'll find on the market today. They make wonderful gifts for someone who loves to cook.  They also make a great purchase for adding to your own set of kitchen tools.

These knives hold their edge longer than steel blades and stay sharp for years between sharpening.

All the Kyocera products are easy to clean and ergonomically designed. They also come in a variety of colors and styles.

Knives come with a 5-year warranty and complimentary resharpening.

Whether you're buying a paring knife, a Santoku knife, a mandolin slicer, a grater, a peeler, or a grinder, you can't go wrong with a Kyocera product.

Check out their website at Kyocera Advanced Ceramics.

Make sure you watch the youtube videos for a demo of all the wonderful products available and techniques.

Kyocera Advanced Ceramics Cutlery & Kitchen Tools

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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      BKC - I had no idea either. I love Japanese knives for cooking anyhow but my daughter and son-in-law wanted one of these for Christmas and in the course of checking them out, I got really interested! Now they are on MY list!! Thanks for stopping by as always.

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      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I have a cell phone made by Kyocera. Had no idea they made the knives and other kitchen aids. They all look quite good.

      I can say my little old cell phone is virtually indestructible - so I like the brand.

      Thanks a million! Rated up!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      MPG - Thanks so much for coming back - that is too hilarious! I was thinking that as well....peelers could be weapons though if they fell into the right 'hands'!

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      Marie Giunta 

      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      A peeler, no I don't think so, I've received about 10 for my kitchen tea and still have some left. I guess the mafia don't consider peelers as weapons. lol

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      MPG - I hear you on the too many tools and not enough cupboards!

      That is too funny about the bad luck if you give Italians frown on giving a peeler?

    • MPG Narratives profile image

      Marie Giunta 

      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Well they certainly look 'pretty' especially the lime green/pink one. I have more kitchen utensils than I have cupboards to put them in so I guess I won't be buying any.

      BTW, I can't buy them as presents either to give to family because Italians believe giving knives brings bad luck. Something to do with the mafia maybe? Still, nice looking hub Audrey.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Yikes - I have been in many hospitals over Thanksgiving and heard the horror stories (or typed them anyhow) - not what you are supposed to do with these knives! Thanks for the read and nice to see you Winsome!

    • Winsome profile image


      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Hi Audrey, thanks for the great review of these knives. I was curious and you satisfied my curiosity. I was surprised you left out at the end: "But wait! There's more!"

      I have some wonderful high carbon steel knives from Japan and had the pleasure of joining other overzealous turkey trimmers in the ER one thanksgiving. Hint: Never have a knife in your hand when you grab a still hot burner with your other one. =:)

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Yikes - never thought of that, Micky!! Hope they aren't used for that purpose....spooky!!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hahahahaha! Just in time for Halloween! Hahahahaha!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks Nell - I hear you though. I always hang onto everything even when I buy new ones! Why? I just might 'need' it some day.....ha ha - my boy Patrick always sighs when he leaves my house though as I've got him loaded up with stuff I've set aside that I haven't used all year. So I guess my holding onto it all helps, eh? Great excuse! Thanks for the read!!

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, I also hadn't heard of them, I certainly need some new ones as I think my knives are so old I could put them in a museum! lol Well, perhaps their not that bad, but you get the point! Great idea, cheers nell

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Darlene - you are too kind! I have so many things to cook with, I need a new kitchen to house them all! I keep praying to win the lottery so I can spread out and have every appliance I own and everything I need right at my fingertips....maybe one of these days. Thanks for the read!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for your rousing endorsements, BJ - and thanks so much for bringing up the "S" word....and it's only Monday! Thanks for the read and you are a sweetheart!

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Another one of your excellent hubs, for you as I chef I can see why you would need these, and a great chef you were my first friend on hubpages and I was blessed to meet you. Thumbs up love this

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Audrea - I am tempted to buy a knife - I like the way they look,

      But on the other hand, I could save the money and buy me a cook.

      Disclaimer: But for someone who does cook, these items seem to be the cat's pajamas. And the bee's knees. And the rattle's snakes. (Made that one up for you, m'dear, knowing your affinity for the lil hissers.)

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, HH for the read. I wouldn't have discovered them except that my daughter put them on their 'wish list'!

      Dallas - Thanks so much for stopping by and for the read.

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great gift ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I never heard of them. Thanks for 'educating' me and for your interesting hub.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      I hear you, Pamela - I'm hoping if I get 'lucky' I'll get one for Christmas and then I won't have to worry about buying it and adding to the kitchen gadgets I already have! I need a bigger kitchen!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Audery, I would like some of them although I don't really thing there is a thing I actually need in my kitchen but the nice variety and quality are very intriguing.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping by, Christopher - but maybe these are better than the ones that you have heard of. There is another demo on youtube showing them being dropped onto a tile floor and the Kyocera knives do not shatter when dropped on that surface!

      I think perhaps it is true that with improper use, the blades can be damaged but if you use them properly, they are supposed to be stellar for the home cook.

      Also - they do sell a sharpener at - so that might help with in-between sharpening. The resharpening though is complimentary if you send to the manufacturer.

    • Christopher Price profile image

      Christopher Price 

      8 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Ceramic knives are great as long as you realize they are brittle and will chip and shatter LIKE GLASS with improper use. Also they are ONLY able to be resharpened by the manufacturer when they lose their edge.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      I hear you, Melinda - I tend to think I do not need another cooking tool as long as I live but then somehow I end up buying something along the way.

      Thanks for the 'feel' commentary - I actually discovered these because my daughter and her hubby want some for Christmas and I haven't made it into an actual STORE yet to feel them! I'm starting to think I could use maybe ONE of I go again!

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      8 years ago

      Yes, I often look at these when I am at the Kitchen shops...but I am very happy with my Chicago Cutlery ones which I have had for 26 years and I really don't cook that much anymore so I just look.

      They look and feel sturdy, and pretty too!



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