Slice is all about cutting with style, and many of our products (but not all) incorporate ceramic blades. Originally perfected for use in cutting tools by the Japanese, ceramic blades made from high-tech Zirconium Oxide are known for hardness and durability, and have many benefits compared to traditional metal blades.
Hardness and Sharpness : Metal knives are rated 5.5 on the Mohs hardness scale compared to ceramic knives at 8.2, only two steps below a diamond. Harder edges mean sharper edges that maintain sharpness longer, cut better, and require sharpening far less frequently. In fact, depending on use, you can go years without sharpening ceramic blades.
Cleanliness : Zirconium Oxide is chemically inert, non-porous, non-stick and impervious to acids, salt, and rust. Chemically inert means no impact on the taste of your food as well as defense against harmful bacteria.
Industrial : Slice ceramic blades are also utilized outside the home in many major industries where traditional metal blades fail. Some of the many benefits of ceramics enjoyed by both industrial and home users include:
. low wear rates
. able to operate in high temperatures
. chemically inert and non-porous
Design : And of course the added benefit of Slice ceramic cutting tools are the unique, patented designs that offer both home and industrial users a wide range of choices to meet their cutting needs.