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