Ceramic kitchen knives have been increasingly popular due to it being lightweight and its limited need for sharpening. Ceramic knives are made from an advanced ceramic material which is called zirconium oxide. This material which is second hardest to diamond has overpowered steel material. Its hardness compare to steel knives makes ceramic knives great kitchen knives for consumer.
These knives perform better than the steel knives because they don't rust, durable and since it is harder than steel knives, it can hold its edges far longer. The knives also have the advantage of not altering the taste of food and their color. Unlike steel knives which tends to leave a metallic taste on foods.
The other advantage of using ceramic knives is that its material is able to resist germs, acids and oils. Therefore it is more hygienic for kitchen use and certainly good for people who are sensitive to allergens.
Although most reviewers are positive about the use of ceramic knives, however, they should be handled with care. They are made from the hardest material but they are also easily breakable when it comes in contact with a hard surface. Therefore its use is only limited to cutting vegetables, fruits and boneless meats.