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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ViCera Ceramic Cutlery - Chef's Knife Review & Giveaway




In Japanese, the kanji character for beauty is and can be read as "vi". The word for ceramics can be shortened to "cera", and writen as . Combined, the name ViCera™ (pronounced "vee-say-rah')means beautiful ceramics.
ViCera takes great pride in their products as highly functional works of art. From beginning to end, a master craftsmen gives careful attention to each and every blade to consistently produce unparalleled sharpness that lasts far longer than steel. The naturally brilliant, white blades are made using only pure Japanese zirconia ceramic and embody the traditional Japanese aesthetic of purity.




ViCera ceramic knives are made of an advanced, high-tech ceramic called zirconium oxide, which is extremely hard and wear resistant, rating 8.5 on the Mohs scale - surpassing stainless steel (5-6 Mohs) and diamonds are 10 Mohs.
During production, the master craftsmen fashion the pure zirconium oxide into knife shaped blanks using high-pressure presses. The finished blanks are then hardened in a process called "sintering", which requires special kilns that can achieve temperatures of over 1000 degrees Celsius. After they are removed from the kilns, the knives are cooled to a naturally brilliant white and then hand-sharpened on a special diamond coated grinding wheel.
When you pick up a ViCera ceramic knife, you are holding a perfect balance of new technology and old-world craftsmanship. A brilliant, white blade that is as light as a feather and tougher than nails.


For the discerning customer who desires to have all the angles covered, we proudly offer the 4 piece ViCera Tatsujin Collection.
( Chef's Knife, Santoku Knife, Utility Knife and Paring Knife )

For this review I was able to test ViCera's Chef's Knife.The ceramic knives have white blades which will make them stand out from the rest of your knives.I use knives on a daily basis like most households and I have noticed that this knife is much lighter than our other knives by about half the weight. I couldn't get over how lightweight this knife is! It almost feels like a fake knife, but this knife is super sharp and cuts through things like butter! I even cut a large watermelon with it. It cut fresh bread hot from the oven like a dream! I almost considered taking it to my daughters house while I'm visiting because I didn't want to be without it!




Customarily the preferred knife for most kitchen tasks, our 6-inch/ 16cm Chef’s Knife bears a classic design for general use. Made in Japan.

Features -
  • Sharp Cut - Ideal for cutting boneless meat, bread, fruits, vegetables, pastries and more
  • Enjoy the true taste of food - Because of ceramic's chemical neutrality, no harmful interaction occurs between the ceramic and the food wen they come into contact. Ceramic also, will not discolor.
  • Lightweight - ViCera ceramic knives weigh half of what a traditional or stainless steel knife weighs. Making them easier to handle and use.
  • Double Bevel Blade - makes knives suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users.
  • Easy to Clean - Wash with soap and warm water
  • Won't Stain or Rust - Ceramic is not metal, therefore it will never rust. ViCera™ cutlery is made from pure Japanese zirconia ceramic. The particles in the ceramic are ultra-minute and produce a blade that is extremely smooth and stain resistant.

Price
$79.98


Why Ceramic ???

300X MORE CUTTING EDGE RETENTION THAN STAINLESS STEEL

Ceramic knives are harder than other kinds of knives and are therefore able to resist wear to a much greater extent. Independent testing has established that ViCera™ ceramic knives retain their sharp cutting edge 300 times more than stainless steel knives.

ViCera has generously offered a Chef's Knife Giveaway($79.98 value)to one lucky Songberries Follower! To enter, just look around ViCera and tell me something you learned or which other knife you like, let me know in a comment!

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I want to thank ViCera for sponsoring this giveaway. This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will close at 12pm August 30, 2010.


~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.



170 comments:

Stephie C said...

I would love the santoku knife as that is the normal size I use but the utility or chef one would be amazing as well! I want the whole set :)

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is it sad i own an Ikea knife set (bought for 9.99) lol!!!! I have yet to get around to my kitchen...which needs some love lol! I could get good use out of this giveaway!

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I think I would get a lot of use out of the Santoku Knife. But i would use them all. Thank you for the chance to win.

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D said...

a ceramic knife! I'd love to try that

Anonymous said...

Carol,
With my Japanese students, I am into Japanese. I hate having to sharpen my knives and these knives say they are 300x sharper than the stainless steel ones I am using now. I think my choice would be the Santoku Knife, because it said it gave you bettter control. I think these are way cool!!!
Hope you are having fun on vacation!! Gwen

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I would love a new knife. I would love the chef's knife since that is my favorite knife size generally. hope you are having a great time with your kids and grandkids!! Sue

Jennifer said...

Man, I just ruined my favorite chef's knife, I LOVE this! I thought it was interesting how they are stainless! I always think of ceramic as easily stained, huh!

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I have heard of these ceramic knifes, but still cannot imagine them! I would love to try one though. I would start with the Utility Knife, as this seems the size I use most.

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Following! A Paring Knife would be awesome!

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