Tell me about ceramic knives. Good? Junk? Will I shoot my eye out?
I don't know if they're worth it. Supposedly stay sharp forever, but brittle. I would stick with conventional steel knives.
Looking on Amazon: Hardly any of their ceramic knives have reviews; guess they're not too popular there either.
After a brief look around the internet, it seems like the cheaper knives do get dull and are prone to chipping.
I have a (probably) cheap Boker santoku I got for a gift.
If you can find one for $20 or $30 you might give it a shot, but I wouldn't pay more than $50 for one.
didn't cost me anything
has stayed sharp over 2 years (which is a good thing because I'm not paying to have it sharpened)
easy to clean when my wife sticks it in the sink and allows food to dry on it
Don't drop it-it's brittle
Don't cut bones with it. I split a chicken and lost a 1/8" chunk of blade. Don't know if it was the bone or I twisted it while it was in the bone.
Can't be sharpened on my kitchen knife sharpener. I'll throw it in the garbage when it becomes unuseable.
I have a 4 pc set. My wife has managed to break the tip off of 3 of the 4 in a year. They are sharp as hell.
I have one that I got as a Christmas gift 4 years ago.
It is still cut my finger while using it sharp even after using it 3-4 times a week.
the only thing I don't like about it is that I have to be careful with the blade as it is very brittle.