Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Kitchen & Dining » Reviews » Victorinox Ceramic Santoku Knife, 7-Inch » User review

A very different sort of knife

  • Apr 20, 2010
  • by
This Victorinox Ceramic Santoku Knife, 7-Inch is lovely to look at. While packaging doesn't make the product, I had to admire its bone-white blade pressed into the red flocked package insert. Very striking! I read the package insert since this is my first ceramic knife. It's made of zirconium oxide nearly as hard as diamonds; don't twist and pry with it or hold it in an open flame, unsuitable for "hitting," don't drop it on hard surfaces, wash and dry it and store it in its plastic sleeve, keep out of the reach of children. O-kay! Nothing unexpected there.

It's a very light knife, almost disconcertingly light. You'd probably agree that "light" is a good thing in a kitchen knife, but since my usual blade is a Chinese cleaver, I expected a little more weight. It's a very thin blade with a shallow blade bevel and no scallops, with only a very slight curve from tip to heel. The Santoku blade comes into its own for slicing, dicing and chopping.

My new knife cuts effortlessly through cheese and vegetables (broccoli, sweet potatoes, onions, peppers). I haven't used it on meat yet. The blade is ultra-sharp so it doesn't need weight or pressure to do the job, just hold the comfortable handle and let it slide on through. Very nice! It washes up well, the white blade doesn't seem to stain, and I've got it in its protective sleeve tucked safely away for tomorrow's cooking chores.

The Victorinox Ceramic Santoku carries a hefty price tag and may possibly be in a class of its own. It's a very nice knife, and I recommend it if it's in your price range.

Linda Bulger, 2010

What did you think of this review?

Fun to Read
Post a Comment
More Victorinox Ceramic Santoku Kni... reviews
review by . June 17, 2010
This knife is very inexpensive compared to other ceramic knives. Heck, just a few years ago you couldn't buy one this large at all, so it was great to see this one come it at this price point.    The handle is plastic (which is fine), but looks and feels cheap (which is not). It is a pretty big mis-step, and when combined with the white blade and the light weight, the entire knife looks and feels like a plastic picnic knife. So, it is cool, but you aren't going to want to show …
About the reviewer
Linda Bulger ()
Ranked #149
When I love a book, I want to wave it in somebody's face and say "Look! Read this!" The internet was made for people like me, don't you think? The lunch.com crowd seems friendly enough...   … more
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this topic


From the Manufacturer
view wiki


First to Review
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since