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. amy lockwood says:

    Most of my knives are over 10 years old, given to us by a friend! 8 )

  2. Wedding gifts, so 11+ years old.

  3. Karen Johnson says:

    I’m not even sure how old our knives are! We have very old, old, and somewhat newish ones.

  4. Promise not to laugh …. or go ahead and I’ll laugh right along with you. My knives were in this house in Illinois that we inherited from a family grandparent in 1980 and moved into. We only have one good knife, so we kept her set, and I still use them …. 30 years later. Go ahead and have a good chuckle now!! 😀

  5. I ‘Like’ Simple Homeschool and Shenzhen Knives on Facebook. What a wealth of information there is out there, just branching off of one site, like ripples in water.

  6. Nadia MacLean says:

    Our knives are 8 years old – I remember getting them from a friend who was thrilled to see how wonderful the man I was moving in with was and wanted to give us a nice gidt, knowing I’d be whipping up a food whirlwind for my new man, I later married the man, but the knives have not fared as well for as well as she knew me, she did not know what made for a quality knife – they barely hold a sharpening anymore!

  7. Nadia MacLean says:

    I Liked Simple Homeschool on FB :-)

  8. Nadia MacLean says:

    I liked Shenzhen Knives on FB :-)

  9. my knives are 11 years old, need new ones bad!

    thanks :)

  10. Ashley C. says:

    My last new knife set was a wedding gift in 2001. Admitting that my knives are ten years old makes me feel old!

  11. Chelsea Whitby says:

    Ours are only about 6 years old. A wedding gift which we have been grateful for. But not the sharpest or nicest set. I have come to know and understand the importance of good quality knifes! Especially now cooking with kiddos. 😉

  12. My most used chef knife is about 4 years old and travels with me everywhere.

  13. Like you both on FB

  14. heidi sink says:

    We were given our knives for our wedding shower so they are over 8 years old.

  15. Some of my knives aren’t that old. The knives at my mom’s and mother-in-law’s house are pathetic! One of them would be receiving a nice gift.

  16. The knives I currently use are almost 3 1/2 years old. They were an inexpensive set that my husband and I received before we got married.

  17. My knives are 16 years old. Wedding gifts. I had an incredible set of 3 paring knives that have somehow been “pared” down to only one. It is definitely not as sharp as it used to be.

  18. My knives are a mix between a marriage- one set from the husband is about 7 years old and I had some pieces Wustoff- I guess it’s time for something new!

  19. We have one Pampered Chef knife that is about 4 years old, but needs a professional sharpening. We also bought a large chopping knife on clearance at our local grocery store and I like using that one because it is sharp!
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  20. I like both on FB!
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  21. 6 years and going strong, but I have a friend who raves about her ceramic knives so I’m very curious to try them out. :)

  22. not too old….maybe 6 years!

  23. Our knives are 7 years old and we paid way too much for them because we felt bad saying no to the young lady selling them!
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  24. My knives are only about 6 months old. But they don’t work well at all. They were a cheap buy and I guess in this case, you get what you pay for.

  25. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB.

  26. I liked Shenzhen knives on FB.

  27. Hmmm…my knives are about ten years old now – they are definitely not aging gracefully, either.

  28. stephanie says:

    Most of my knives are at least 15 yrs old!

  29. stephanie says:

    Liked ’em both on FB!

  30. My knives are at least 5 years old… some are wedding gifts. We will celebrate 15 years in March. It might be time for a knife upgrade.

  31. our knives are 7 1/2 years old – we got them as a wedding present. they are still ok, but i would love new ones.

  32. liked both on facebook!

  33. Kristen S says:

    I guess as long as I’ve been married… So 8.5 years! Ready for new ones:)

  34. about 14 years old (used for the last 12 years). my husband’s granny gave them to me as a high school graduation present and they went into the hope chest til we were married.

  35. 8 years old, a wedding present!

  36. My knives are only nearly 2 years old (Wedding present). I have used ceramic knives before and they are WONDERFUL.
    Jamie’s latest post: We’ve done it.

  37. M-I-L gave me a few knives for Christmas 3 years ago.

  38. My knives are around 7 years old. I have another that I use most of the time that is almost 20 years old.

  39. kind of old. but mostly a mish-mash of garage sale finds.

  40. Older than the original Ginzu’s I’m sure… time for something new and better

  41. Most of our knives are 10 years old or older than that. Would sure love to have these–have never tried ceramic blades before.

  42. I don’t think I can count that high!

  43. Seriously, my knives are my grandmother’s hand me downs. Ive never had a new knife.

  44. my knives are so pathetic, half of them I got for free when I signed up for some store card probably about 15 years ago and my chef’s knife is a 5-year-old $10 Ikea knife, so sad…

  45. Liked on Facebook
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  46. Our knives our 7 years old–a wedding gift. While I truly appreciate the knives we received, they really aren’t great! My mother certainly did not use expensive knives so I couldn’t bring myself to register for them–however, our meal prep growing up usually only required a can opener! Now that my focus is real food, I appreciate good quality knives and would love to try ceramic!

  47. Andrea Boren says:

    This is embarrasing, I think we bought them when we got hitched. So going on 14 years. And they don’t sharpen very well.

  48. Ha ha, I had to laugh at the question. Just the other day I was thinking how the knives I still consider the “nice” knives are now about 5 years old. I guess in good knife years that’s not all that old but these are probably just average knives.
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  49. Almost 12 years ago we received two good knives as wedding gifts. Not so good anymore, but we still use them every day!

  50. Some of our kitchen knives are 10+ years old. Others are only a couple years old I think! But could use some new awesome knives for chopping veggies etc….and the peeler looks awesome !