Why are Ceramic knives Either Black or White?
You have certainly noticed that Ceramic knives feature either a black or a white blade. This can be explained by the fact that some ceramic knives were constructed out of Zirconium Oxide, which is the reason they are white. On the other hand, some ceramic knives undergo an extra firing process which darkens the blade and results in a black-colored blade. The latter tends to be stronger.
Do I need to sharpen ceramic knives?
Ceramic knives don’t need as much sharpening as steel knives. They hold their edge longer as opposed to steel blades that demand regular sharpening. You might use your ceramic knives for months –even years- without having to re-sharpen, as long as you properly take care of them.
Can I use the “ceramic knife sharpener” to sharpen ceramic knives?
No. While the name of the sharpener might suggest that the ceramic knife sharpener is the right tool for sharpening ceramic blades, it is not. It is rather designed for the sharpening of steel knives.
How can a ceramic knife be sharpened?
You have two options. What we recommend though is the first, which is to return it to factory so that you benefit from a professional sharpening. However, if for any reason you can’t accomplish that, you are better off using a diamond abrasive sharpener. Note that most available sharpeners have ceramic abrasives, which aren’t optimal for sharpening ceramic knives.
Can I put my ceramic knife in the dishwasher?
We don’t recommend doing that because the process through which dishwashers clean items is too brutal, which puts the blade at a high damage risk.
If I drop my ceramic knife by accident, will it break?
Although ceramic knives are very solid, a violent trauma such as a high fall on a solid surface might cause damage to the blade. And while it is very unlikely that the blade shatters, such accidents can break the tip. Depending on the violence of the accident, some breaks can be repaired. It is recommended to contact a professional for any repairing of any kind.
What is the proper way to keep my ceramic knives in shape?
Make sure to cut items on a wooden or plastic cutting board. Use your ceramic knives on soft items. Avoid force cutting through hard materials. If you deal with frozen items, wait until they defrost. Make sure to clean your knives after usage. Use water or a detergent to wash out dirt.
Can we test your products with a FREE sample?
Yes. We provide FREE Samples (within limits) for clients’ to check and test with freight collected.
In order to receive the sample, we require:
Detailed contact information and your air courier account number are provided in advanced.
If you do not have a courier account, express freight must be paid in advance.
What is the Price Term (Delivery Term) for doing business with Hitecera?
Our quotation is based on FOB Xiamen.
CNF, CIF, DDU, DDP, and FOB are our available price terms and a designated port is also accepted based on your requirements.
What is the Payment Term?
If the order amount is less than USD $5000, we require 100% T/T in advance.
If the order amount is above USD $5000, we require 30% T/T as a deposit and the remaining 70% T/T balance payment before shipment.
For a small order, the payment can be sent via Western Union or PayPal. An additional banking fee of $30 USD will be required for a small order of an amount less than $5000 USD.
How about the delivery time?
For regular items, the cargo delivery time is about 10-15 days with neutral packing.
For OEM items, the lead production time is about 25-30 days after the pre-production sample is approved.
What kind of certification do you have?
All of our products comply with LFGB and FDA standards. We have certificates: ISO9001:2008, LFGB, FDA, SGS, ISO9001:2008.
What is the harmonized system code?
The HS code for the ceramic knife is 69111021 and for the ceramic peeler is 69111029.