I was very happy to get the chance to review another Ozeri kitchen product as I’m still in love with my Ozeri frying pan. I was also very curious to try ceramic bladed knives for the first time.
The set of three knives are beautifully packaged in a stylish black box, which make them perfect to give as a gift. Inside the knives are nestled in foam to protect their ceramic blades.
The 100% ceramic blades are light and ultra-sharp, and keep their razor-sharpness ten times longer than the more common steel blades. They also won’t corrode or rust.
The ergonomic handles are rubberised making them extremely comfortable to use and you feel you have a solid grip.
The three sizes are pretty much all you need. There is a 3″ paring knife perfect for slicing and cutting fruit, a 5″ slicing knife for your medium cutting jobs such as vegetables, and a 6″ chef knife for easily gliding through larger vegetables and boneless meats.
I’ve been using all three knives for a month now and am very happy with them. They cut with ease and glide through everything I’ve thrown at them. They’re lightweight while also feeling top quality in your hand. I’m very happy with my first experience of ceramic blades.
You need to wash them by hand, because the ceramic blades are more fragile than steel ones, and so there’s the possibility of them chipping. In our house we don’t put good knives in the dishwasher anyway in order to keep blades sharp so this isn’t an issue, but I do have one disappointment related to the blades.
Having to take extra care with the ceramic blades, it would have been great to have individual covers to protect the blades. My other favourite set of knives have them and it would mean I could keep my Ozeri knives in my cutlery drawer with their blades safe rather than storing them in the original packaging, which takes up a lot more space. But this is just one little gripe.
Overall the Elite Chef ceramic knives are elegant, lightweight and top quality, exactly what you’d expect from Ozeri. As a set of three the RRP of £59.99 is reasonable (they’re currently £49.99 on Amazon).
However, I’m very happy that one of you will get to try out these ceramic knives for her or himself! I have one set to give away from the lovely people at Ozeri to one of my lovely readers (just those in the UK, sorry).
All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you’d love to have your own set of ceramic knives.
Leave your comment before 9pm (GMT) on Tuesday 9 September 2014. Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you such as a blog link or email address. Remember you need to live in the UK.
I’ll pick the winner at random on Wednesday 10 September 2014. If I’m unable to contact the winner within a week, I’ll pick someone else.
Disclosure: I was sent the Ozeri Elite Chef ceramic 3-piece knife set to review. My opinions are honest and my own.
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
Update 10/09/14 – And the winner is…
Congratulations Gillian! I’ve emailed you.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered x
Our knives are over 10 years old and showing signs of wear, plus I’m about to have a new kitchen and would like some new utensils for it.
My knives are heartbreakingly rubbish no matter how I try to sharpen them. I would lurve these to make my life easier.
I’ve read so much about ceramic knives and they do sound wonderful, I’ve been thinking about getting some to replace the dull and blunt set I currently own – though I do worry they make like slicing my fingers too as I am a little accident-prone!
I’ve already got 1 ceramic knife which I love, it’s so sharp. I’d absolutely love a set. Twitter @amybell149
Our knives were given to us as a wedding gift, we’ve also got hand-me-downs and cheap supermarket get-by knives but after 8 years of marriage, a couple of sliced fingers and blunt knives I’d love a new set of my very own. Thank you!
I need new knives so BAD!
I would love to win because my knives are old and as my eldest son keeps on telling me they are useless!
I’ve never tried a ceramic knife before, all mine are blunt!
My knives are no longer sharp any more and would like to see what the ceramic knives are like
I would love a set as ours are at least 14 years old. I know because that’s how long we’ve lived in this house!
It would make my preparation so much easier & in these hard times it’s always great to try before you buy!
I love to cook and bake and a good set of knives are essential, My knives are actually hand me downs from my gran who loved to cook, but I have to sharpen them almost every time I use them. Would be great to be up graded.. I’ve also never used ceramic knifes, seems very interesting
I have one decent kitchen knife which get smaller every time it’s sharpened so I could really use something new 🙂
I need a new set of knives.
@boo1003 on twitter
I’m on a soup making mission at the moment so I’d use these knives to aid my vegetable chopping as my own knives are completely blunt!