Monday, November 7, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide Miyako Ceramics Knives & Peeler Review

     I admit that I never put too much thought into what knives we have.  I know when John and I got married we decided to add knives to our gift registry, because we needed some.  We looked around at the selection of knives and I didn't really know much.  I let John pick which ones to add because I was overwhelmed by the selection and just could not decide.  If I only knew then what I know now about ceramic knives I would have had an easier decision to make.  But even knowing about ceramic knives may not be enough, but knowing about the differences and what makes a ceramic knife a good one.  I was recently sent Miyako ceramic knives and peeler. 

     Miyako Ceramics have a high gloss finish that make them look beautiful.  It also enhances the anti-bacterial properties to help prevent foods from sticking to the blade.  The finish prevents staining and is easy to clean. Miyako ceramic knives prevent oxidation.  The ceramic material is non-reactive so if you use it to slice apples, they don't turn brown as quickly.  I actually did slice apples when I made apple cinnamon pancakes and the apples did not brown.  Miyako Ceramic knives are sleek and sharp. 

     Miyako has adjusted the cutting edge to be 10X the edge retention a metal knife.  The handles feature a comfort grip that is ergonomically designed for comfort.  Miyako ceramics are made with zirconium oxide, when these tiny ceramics are heated and pressed together the result is a material that is denser and harder than other ceramic knives.  By pressing upwards of 300 tons Miyako creates a blade that approaches the hardness of diamonds.  The denser and harder the blade, the better its durability and edge retention. 

     I was sent the 6" Chef knife and the 3" Paring knife and Peeler gift set.  They all came in really nice boxes to make a beautiful presentation.  The chef knife is the perfect size for all kinds of dicing and slicing needs.  I used the knife a few times in preparing dinner.  It worked beautifully.  I used the chef knife to cut some boneless chicken breast and it cut through it like nothing.  I could not believe how easy it was and how sharp it was.  I am used to my knives that take some extra push and a little sawing action to cut through things like chicken.  The fact that the knife was so light really threw me off.  I used the 3" paring knife to cut some tomatoes and it also worked great.  The tomatoes didn't squish while cutting.  Usually with my regular knives I have to kind of saw at the end to cut through the skin of a tomato, but not with the Miyako Ceramic knife.  The paring knife is perfect for peeling and cutting fruits and vegetables with complete control. 

     I was also sent the peeler which I was excited about because my peeler does not work well at all.  I pulled out the peeler to peel an apple while making apple cinnamon pancakes for breakfast.  I was shocked to see how well it worked.  It peeled the apple so easily.  And then I sliced it with the knife.  I was amazed at how easy it was and to be honest I had to be very careful because I almost sliced my finger.  And after peeling the apple it did not begin turning brown as they usually do.
     I must say I am happily surprised about the Miyako Ceramics.  I think they are beautiful and very functional.  I would have to say that Miyako Ceramics make a wonderful gift for anyone on your holiday gift list.  Check out their full line of ceramic knives and begin your holiday shopping now.  

     Miyako ceramics offers free shipping to the 48 contiguous states.  All shipments are processed in 24-48 hours Miyako ceramics have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.  If your not happy then you can return them within the 30 days and receive a full refund. 

Buy it:  Right now you can purchase the Miyako Ceramics on special now. 
             6" Chef knife $49.99 $39.99
             3" Paring knife and peeler gift set $24.99 $19.99

Thank you to Miyako Ceramics for sponsoring this review. 

I was provided the above mentioned item for review purpose.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone.  disclosure


  1. whoops, I thought this was a giveaway since it was listed under the Xtrema giveaway...!

  2. I havent had a chance to try the ceramic knives yet. They are looking pretty sweet, thanks for the review

  3. Thanks for the review, I'd like to try the chef knife.

  4. I am looking for a better knife set than I have that always needs sharpening. This sounds like something I would be interested in. I am amazed the apple did not turn brown. I will be looking at the Miyako ceramic knives to help in my kitchen.

  5. I have never heard of ceramic knives before but they look like they do the job well! Thanks for the review. I never would have considered these knives before now. :)
    Angela Michels