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. We have had our knife set since we got married over 8 yrs ago. I’ve been curious about these ceramic knives. Thx for the chance!

  2. My knives are only 2 years old, they are good starter knives, but now that I spend a lot more time in the kitchen, I’d love a really good Chef’s knife. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  3. I like you and Shenshen Knives on facebook : )
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  4. Our knives are older than I can remember, so pretty old I’d guess? A new set would be a wonderful thing to unwrap on Christmas morning…even if I had wrapped them myself :)

  5. Just 7! But they weren’t that great to start with :)

  6. My knives are about 5 years old.

  7. Our knives are almost 10 years old. They are in tough shape too. Would love to win these!

  8. Most of my knives were wedding gifts…so about 18 years old!

  9. My knives are my mothers knives from culinary school so they are over 30 years old!

  10. Dara Huber says:

    Just 7 years, but they’re not so hot. . .

  11. My knives are a variety of ages from the one we picked up in Ethiopia while getting our sons 2 years ago (oops! Had to feed them & needed something to slice food!) to a few hand-me-downs from my in-laws. Let’s just say I keep my knife sharpener handy.

  12. I like simplehomeschool and shenzhen knives on facebook.

  13. my knives are between 5-7 years old save one that i purchased two Christmases ago with a gift card. a good knife when cooking is a little slice of heaven.
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  14. 10 years, and they are TERRIBLE!

  15. My good chef’s knife is from last Christmas. The rest are 10-15 years old.

  16. I have some that are about 25 years old… hand me downs. I have 1 nice new one that I use for pretty much everything…

  17. and I like you both on FB!

  18. We bought our knives about fourteen years ago, shortly after we got married. My sister was a Cutco rep as a summer job!
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  19. Most of them are from when I was married – 22 years ago.

  20. Our knives are going on 10 years. They were a wedding present and need to be replaced badly!

  21. Christina P. says:

    My knives are 14 years old. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. They are a little over 10 years old…we got them for our wedding! :)
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  23. My knives are 10 years old. Got them as a wedding present.

  24. My knives have to be at least 15 years old.

  25. my knives are actually only 8 1/2 years old – the number of yrs i’m married!

  26. My knives are 7-10 years old except for the one I received for hosting a Pampered Chef party (that one is 5 years old).

  27. My knives are at least 10 years old (some older) and very dull!

  28. My knives are a few years old, but weren’t great to begin with! Could definitely use some new ones!

  29. My knives are 10 years old. A wedding gift. These knives look awesome!

  30. Jessica Bressler says:

    Our knives range in age. Some of them were our grandparents’ and are about 40 years old.

  31. Our knives were passed down second hand 14 years ago.

  32. I have one good knife that was a hand-me-down from my step-dad. It must be at least 10 years old. Sad. I love it, tho’. One good knife is better than ten bad ones. And we’ve had plenty of those over the years. I’d LOVE to get some REAL knives. :)
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  33. They are 6 years old-but were a very cheep set. Fingers crossed :)

  34. I have a hodge-podge assortment of knives. Some well over 10 years old, and some only a few. It would be wonderful to have a nice set, and the peeler sounds fabulous!

  35. Danielle schumaker says:

    I have no idea how old the knives in my kitchen are… They were hand downs from my partners family. They are old!

  36. My knives are about 7 or 8 years old. After awhile, you just forget how long ago it was when you got stuff!

  37. Danielle schumaker says:

    I liked both pages on facebook as juniper hughes.

  38. I got my knives as a birthday gift when I was in college. That was, ahem, quite awhile ago…
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  39. Trish White says:

    I think we got them when I was married – 12 years ago – so embarrassing…

  40. Sally Wilson says:

    Wedding presents from 20 years ago:-)

  41. Our knives are only 3 years old, but we do end up sharpening them often!
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  42. I pretty sure my husband had our kitchen knives for a few years before we got married. So, I’m not quite sure how old they are… at least 10 years!
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  43. My best set of knives is from 1979…. I have been thinking it might be time to start looking :)

  44. I now “like” Shenzhen knives on FB, I have already “liked” Simple Home School for quite some time.

  45. My favorite knives are probably at least 10 years old…then, there is the 20 year old set.
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  46. My knives are only 4 years old… however, they are super cheap and bad, bad quality. I have been wanting some nice knives for those entire 4 years.
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  47. Let’s see…we’ve been married for 12 years, so they would be 12 years old. Not counting those that we took to college with us – those are more than 20 years old…
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  48. 4 1/2 years old…they were a wedding gift. :-)

  49. Jess McCarthy says:

    I have two newer ones and the rest are I don’t know how old!

  50. Jess McCarthy says:

    I like Simple Homeschool and Shenzhen Knives on FB!