Giveaway: Shenzhen Knives

This giveaway has ended. I’ll announce the winner on Sunday!

I‘m back for another Home for the Holidays giveaway! We’ve got 15 giveaways across the entire network this week—all great gift ideas, perfect for the holidays.

Today I’m featuring a practical gift that has made a difference in my kitchen. I know it will be a pleasant addition to one lucky winner’s kitchen as well.

I’m giving away a three piece ceramic knife set and a vegetable peeler from Shenzhen Knives! The winner will receive it just in time to use for all that upcoming holiday cooking.

Read on to learn more about these knives and how you can win.

If you, like me, are mainly used to steel blades, these white ceramic knives will look different initially. Each set comes in a padded case to keep them secure, and you can continue to store them there or in a knife block.

I was a bit skeptical about how the ceramic blades would work, but the difference was clear immediately. They were much sharper than the knives we’d been using for years. My husband and kids, when helping with chopping onions and other veggies, commented about how easy these are to use.

My kids have especially enjoyed the vegetable peeler–in the past they found our other peeler cumbersome and usually left the job up to me. This one they could use with no problem.

What makes a ceramic knife different from a metal one? Well, ceramic knives are made out of zirconium oxide. The ceramic blade undergoes high-pressure molding before being fired. Then it is ground and polished on a diamond wheel to form the ceramic blade’s edge and attached to the knife handle — giving a very hard edge that rarely needs sharpening.

One thing to remember, that we learned the hard way, is that these knives need to be used with either a wooden or plastic chopping board. Using them on glass will dull them more quickly or may result in chipping. Luckily we switched over to our plastic board without any damage to the knives. (Note to self: Always read instructions first!)

Ceramic blades will not rust. Their chemical inertness to both acids and alkalis and their ability to retain a cutting edge far longer than forged metal knives makes them a very good culinary tool for slicing and cutting through boneless meat, vegetables and fruits.

Shenzhen Knives provides high quality ceramic knives at an extremely affordable price by cutting out layers of distributors and doing the majority of their marketing online, enabling them to pass on savings directly to the consumer.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win a 3-piece ceramic knife set and a vegetable peeler from Shenzhen Knives!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: How old are the knives you currently use in your kitchen?

2. For an extra entry, ‘Like’ Simple Homeschool and Shenzhen Knives on Facebook. Then come back and leave another comment here, telling me you did so.

This giveaway has ended. We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

Enter today’s other Home for the Holidays giveaways:

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. Our knife set is over 10 years old, but I still use one knife that was my grandmother’s – it’s got be be at least a couple of decades old!

  2. Our knives are fifteen years old…

  3. I like Simple Homeschool and Shenzhen Knives on FB.

  4. Maggie Horn says:

    My knives are 3 years old but I think they’re already getting dull!

  5. I definitely have some that my mom sent with me away to college!
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  6. Oh my…seriously I could not tell you how old they are….I am definately in need of new ones!!!

  7. I like both pages on facebook!!

  8. We don’t have our own knives, but the ones in my mother’s kitchen (we live with my parents currently) are OLD–minus one amazing large pro chopping knife that she bought within the past two years. I use that one constantly!

  9. I bought a new chef knife with a serrated surface on the blade about two years ago. All the other knives in my home were my moms and they are old! at least 50 years old and not very good!OK! laugh!

  10. I liked both Simple Homeschool and Shenzhen Knives on Facebook!

  11. My knives are only a couple of years old. We gave away all the not-so-great ones and now have two that are fantastic!

  12. I believe over ten years.
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  13. I like Simple Homeschool and Shenzhen Knives on Facebook!
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  14. We received a nice knife set from my parents a couple of years ago, so most are new. Others are 10-20 years old.

  15. booliesluka says:

    They are about 7 years old.

  16. booliesluka says:

    I liked you both on FB! :)

  17. Well, many of the knives I use in our kitchen I’ve had since we got married…twenty years ago! Shameful, I know! 😉
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  18. Catherine says:

    I have one that I bought last year, but other than that, about 15 years old.

  19. My knives are about 5 years old.

  20. I don’t know – they were my mother-in-law’s!

  21. My wife and I got our knives when we were married 12 years ago. Would love new ones.

  22. Just stumbled on your website, great stuff :) Our knives are about 18 years old as we got them when we got married. Always just made do with them. My son recently has shown a real interest in cooking, so these would be amazing!!!

  23. Our knives are ones my husband received as a gift before we married, so at least 7 or 8 years old. He loves them, but he has always admired Shenzen knives!

  24. Mine are about 10 years old – a set I bought when I worked at Williams Sonoma

  25. I like SH and SK on FB – Lizze Norlander

  26. I don’t even know. I got them for free at a yard sale. They have to be pretty old though

  27. Like you both on FB.

  28. The knives I use in my kitchen are the knives we got as a gift when we were married. Nothing fancy. And could definitely use an upgrade since we’ve had them 5 years now.
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  29. My knives are at least four years old. In fact one of the blades actually broke this summer.

  30. We have several old paring knives that are totally bent out of shape.
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  31. Pam in Missouri says:

    My knives are 10 years old and work just fine. My mother-in-law, on the other hand, has some really ancient knives and none of them are sharp. If I won these knives they would go straight to her, thereby saving someone a finger.

  32. How old are my knives? I don’t know! We’ve been married for 16 years and my husband had them before that. They aren’t that great anymore. Winning this would be wonderful!

  33. I had to think about that one…. 10 years.. could they really be that old?!?!?! Eeeeek :o)

  34. My knives are at least 6 years old …
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  35. Our knife set is almost 6 years old. We got it as a wedding present.

  36. Our knife set is 5 years old–and we badly need to get them sharpened. We lost he sharpener, and for someone who loves to cook, dull knives are a serious problem!
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  37. I liked Shenzhen Knives and Simple Homeschool. It would be fabulous to win this!
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  38. Mary Beth says:

    My knives range from 15 years old to 2 years old. I have a couple of really good ones and some mediocre ones I’d love to replace.

  39. At least 10 years old…anniversary gift. We love cooking and could use new sharp knives!

  40. Mine are just over a year old – we were able to buy a small set of good knives after most of the cheap set we’d registered for when we got married had begun to break. If I won these, I’d give them to my sister-in-law who is studying to become a chef, and is getting married next summer.

  41. My favorite go-to knife is 16 years old. I bought it when I moved into my own apartment my first year of grad school.

  42. My kitchen knives are the butt of constant jokes in my house. Many of them are 20 years old, long-ago wedding gifts. Every few years, I will get one as a gift, but I have yet to receive a really GOOD, chef-quality knife. *sigh*

  43. Liked both in FB! :)

  44. Ours are 12 years old! Fingers crossed—would love to win!

  45. Mine are a few years old, we have been slooowly upgrading!

  46. Tricia M. says:

    Our knife set is probably 9 years old or so.

  47. I think my husband bought a set of knives right after we started dating. So that means they are almost 15 years old!
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  48. 11 years.

  49. Oh goodness. . . I think my mom gave me our set when i went away to college in. . . um. . . 1993. (Ugh!)
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