NanoRazor 3" Ceramic Paring knife with free peeler Review
Savvy Living brings you their high quality NanoRazor 3" Ceramic paring knife with free peeler. I have the pleasure of getting the opportunity to review this knife set. Paring knives are a staple in my kitchen. I use them for just about every cutting need.
Info about the product (straight from the company)
1. The blades are moulded from high-tech zirconium oxide in a 100 ton+ forging machine.
2. The blade is pressed using a special cold isostatic pressing process which makes it denser and more resistant to wear...
3. We use a high-temperature sintering process where the blade is placed in a 1500(°C) kiln for over 96 hours to make it denser and less porous (fewer pores means food and bacteria don’t stick to it)...
4. The blade is triple-polished with a diamond wheel for a smooth finish and razor sharp edge, and fit with an ergonomic, easy-to-grip handle for comfortable slicing, dicing, and chopping without wrist fatigue.
In summary, it possesses the rare balance of sharpness and durability, which makes it great for professional chefs and home cooks alike. Shipped from Oregon, USA. Ceramic knives are sharper, more lightweight, and much easier to clean than steel ones. However, many people complain that ceramic knives are too fragile, chipping or shattering at the slightest bump. The Savvy Living NanoRazor is made using a special 4-step process which makes our blades sharper, denser, and more durable than those on regular ceramic knives.
My opinion: First of all, I cannot stress how much I adore paring knives. I have rather small hands and they just seem so much easier to manage than the large knives from the butcher block. I cut up a lot of vegies and fruit for my attempt to a healthier lifestyle. Lately I have been really into salads and making smoothies, where I need to cut things up more often. This knife is perfect for what I need.
The blade is small, only 3 inches, but is so very sharp. It comes with a sheath that fits over the blade, so you can easily store it or even to take it on the go. That will keep the blade sharper longer, extending it's lifetime. There's all the techy stuff above, but the gist that I gathered is that even though it's ceramic, it was forged and treated in it's process of creation that it's much stronger than a typical ceramic knife. It's still new, and I've only tested it with produce but it's holding up well.
It also comes with a matching peeler. Odd that it is advertised as a paring knife, with a free peeler. Technically it is, but it's really just a set. It's packaged together nicely as a set and I rather enjoy that I can pack them away in the box they came in. I will be saving the box.
For the peeler, don't fret if you are a left handed person, it can be swapped around so that the blade is facing the opposite way. I'm not a lefty but that was the first concern I had when opening it was how in the world do left handed people peel with the blade in the opposite direction. Than I discovered it can be flipped around.
I really enjoy both the paring knife and the peeler and am so pleased to have gotten the opportunity to use them. This is definitely in the price range to gift someone for any upcoming birthdays or events.