I really got into using ceramic knives after my father went on one of his impulsive shopping sprees and was convinced to purchase one. While I at first thought it was just another stupid purchase, as did the rest of my family, it turned out to be a very useful one because we all got to experience how good the knife actually was. After using my fathers, I decided to go out and get one for myself, and I still love it at this very moment. Ceramic knives are very durable and they work exceedingly well at cutting just about anything. I remember using it for the first time to cut a rib eye, and it cut through the huge piece of meat as if it were butter. What is also great about these knives is that they have a tendency not to dull easily. I have used one knife for just about everything for the past month and it has yet to lose its sharpness, whereas a regular steel knife would show visible signs of wearing from that much use. I recommend that anyone from the professional cook to the soccer mom buy this knife because it is a purchase that is definitely worth while.