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Dec 17, 2006 12:49 PM

Teflon Knives and where to find them?

Hey there,

A few months back i went to a local fete, and there was a seller there selling some Teflon Coated Knives. Unfortunately i threw away the packaging, and don't know the manufacturers name.
I have done countless googles, but i can't come accross any at the moment.

Anyone got any reccommendations on any particular ones, or even somewhere i can buy one. If they ship to the UK its an added plus!

Have a good Christmas and New Year everyone!

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    1. Are you thinking of the Kyocera ceramic knives? I got 3" paring knife for $29.95 at that's so good I'm considering the expense of the bigger ones.

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      1. re: KRS

        KRS, are they not prone to breakage?

        1. re: FlavoursGal

          Dunno. I've handled mine carefully for the 6 months I've had it, and the small size is so light that there's little chance that it will break if I drop it.

          After almost daily use, it's still razor sharp.

          1. re: KRS

            So, you've determined that they are, indeed, ceramic - not teflon-coated, after all?

            1. re: FlavoursGal

              Kyocera knives are definitely ceramic and are not teflon-coated.

              1. re: KRS

                Sorry...I confused you with JasonCousins.

        2. re: KRS

          Hmmm. Very interesting. Can you use a conventional metal knife sharpener?

        3. If you go to a local Japanese grocery or hardware store that carries Japanese goods you can often find teflon coated knives and often not that expensive. Being Japanese knives, they tend to hold their edges even if relatively inexpensive. Reading the package however is an issue but you can eyeball them. I bought a telfon coated knife from a Japanese store for $9 bucks and it's great - slotted blade, superlight and hold a great edge...the downside, cheap non-full tang wood handle but hey it was $9 bucks.

          1. Kyocera knives are ceramic and not teflon. I have 3 of them. I handle them carefully but understand that they can break.

            They are incredibly sharp but $$$$$$more than a 9 buck Chinese teflon knife.

            Kyocera will sharpen them for you.

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            1. re: C. Hamster

              Frankly I know some people will think this is weird but I don't like expensive knives. I don't want to think about them, be protective or careful...but that's me. If I were a pro I might think differently...but maybe not. The mechanics of cooking are important but the apparatus sometimes becomes fetish...and doesn't make the food better. Obviously it's personal.

              Any way, for domestic use a $9 buck Japanese knife will keep just as sharp of an edge as anything else and I've had mine side by side w/ the usual big name/high price knives...and I only use a "no-no" roller sharpener. They might not have the fine touch of ceramic or maybe a Global but they do 97% of the same thing and because they're usually lightweight they're very easy to work with. The only thing I miss about heavy German knives like a Wusthof is when slicing a tomato. I'm not however going to buy a $100 chefs knife just for tomatoes as a domestic a pro that would cut a 100 a day, that's another story.

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