Finally, a new twist on an old tool. That’s right, you guessed it, the knife. This new fangled knife is described as “making smooth, clean cuts, without food sticking to it, every time!” Personally I was intrigued for several reasons.
- In the past I have had some rough luck with knives while cutting both vegetables and cheese and my hands have the scars to prove it. (My father is a professional Chef and my knife skills are pretty much the shame of the family). I thought perhaps this knife might be safer for me.
- It is just difficult in general to find a good knife that isn’t outrageously expensive.
- I often find that “good knives” are heavy, which makes them both more dangerous an more difficult for me to use.
So, are the manufacturers claims true? Did they really improve upon the knife by adding cut-outs to the blade? Why is the Aero Knife so different from any other knife?
The knife is one of the most rudimentary and basic tools that humankind has. Knives are one of those absolute essential items in every house! Cavemen even made knives by sharpening rocks and stones until they had a sharp edge.
We need knives to cut food to eat and obviously we need to eat to live. The heart of the matter is that it is a survival tool. I have been tired of struggling with dull knives, heavy knives, big knives, small knives and knives that barely even work, for years now, yet I still need to have and use knives. Enter my new best friend, the Aero Knife.
The makers of the As Seen On TV Aero Knife, claim that it is “the greatest innovation in slicing bread, since sliced bread! This versatile kitchen knife is designed to do it all, and is guaranteed to stay razor sharp for life!”
It is no secret that marketing people have to make wild, dramatic and hyped up claims to get noticed and sell their products. It is what they do, it is their job. Most of us are savvy enough to know that commercials can be deceptive.
Every once in a while there is a gem buried beneath all of that hype. Maybe this is a great knife, but, really, a knife that will stay sharp for life? Honestly this seems like an impossible claim.
Not surprisingly, the manufacturer uses a celebrity chef in the infomercial to demonstrate the knife with some fancy slicing and dicing action shots.
I must say that I was immediately impressed with the fact that food doesn’t stick to the knife when you cut with it. This is one of the key features of this new take on the knife. I also particularly like the fact that the cut-outs make it lighter and easier to wield. Like I said before I am somewhat of a hazard with most knives… My hands are definitely witnessing the extraordinary value of this knife already!
How it works:
It has an aerodynamic design with cut-outs in the blade that create less friction when you slice. This unique and updated knife design makes it so foods doesn’t stick to the knife and softer foods don’t simply get crushed in the cutting process.
The Aero Knife is made to cut just about everything in your kitchen. It carves meat, filets fish, slices and chops, onions, bread, tomatoes, you name it.
I have found that it even works better than any of my specialty knives. It is exceptionally light and cuts beautifully and nothing sticks to it because it has holes in it which gives it 60% less surface area than a traditional knife.
This knife is a surprisingly great deal! It is only ten dollars and totally worth the investment. My dad, the chef, has given me professional French and Japanese chef knives that cost over a hundred dollars and frankly they don’t really see the light of day since I have been using this knife.
Like I said before, it is my new best friend. Additionally they have deals where you can get two knives and a sharpener called the, Edge of Glory to add to the value of your purchase. Don’t get too excited though, they will definitely charge you to ship the extra items.
You get a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If the Aero Knife doesn’t reduce cooking prep time and doesn’t find you completely satisfied with the ease of use, just return it within 30 days for a full refund, less shipping and handling which is a bit hefty but not totally unacceptable at $7.99.
Just like any other kitchen knife I wash and dry this knife immediately after use. Prolonged exposure to acidic substances like tomato and citrus will damage any high quality knives over time.
Even though the company claims you can clean your new knife in the dishwasher, I recommend washing and drying this and all knives by hand in order to prevent damage and dulling to both the blade and handle.
Compared with some of the fancier knives I have, the handle looks and feels a bit cheap. This in no way stops me from using it, but they definitely spent their efforts on blade design rather than the handle. The handle seems like an after thought.
Now I keep my “nicer” knives on display, while actually using the Aero Knife. Also, like I said, I know advertising has to make wild claims like, “it will stay sharp forever”, or some such thing, but lets be honest, that just isn’t possible. And why on earth would you offer a knife sharpener as an “extra” with this product if it in fact never has to be sharpened?
My dad always taught me that “the most dangerous thing in a kitchen is a dull knife.” I have found this to be true which is why I love this new knife. Once you are putting your body weight into chopping something it really becomes a recipe for disaster, no pun intended.
This knife stays sharp much longer and has even increased the speed at which I can get my chopping and food prep done. To be honest, I actually feel more confident when I am slicing tomatoes, onions and cheese than I ever have before.
If you can relate to my knife and kitchen cutting woes, I most definitely recommend giving the Aero Knife a try.