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Green Knife, Green Lettuce!

Reviewing: Fox Run Lettuce Knife  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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Make salad today; it will still look good tomorrow if you cut the lettuce with this plastic knife. It really does help prevent browning, and makes salad preparation go a lot faster.

These lettuce knives were all the rage where I live a few years ago, and everyone bought one. I use mine quite a bit because we like to make a big batch of salad and then munch our way through it over the next several days. The two of us aren’t too fussy about a tiny bit of browning on the edges of the lettuce, but if the lettuce is cut with a metal knife the browning seems to begin almost immediately. If we use the plastic knife the browning doesn’t start for 3 or 4 days.

The knife is 11.25 inches long and 1.75 inches at its widest part.

Despite being plastic the serrated edge on this knife is quite sharp and I actually cut myself once, so don’t think of it as just a “toy” knife. It is made of a hard, but flexible plastic (in other words, the blade will flex from side to side).

Being able to cut up the head of lettuce instead of having to tear it speeds up the whole boring salad preparation thing quite a bit. If I make salad for company I’m still inclined to tear it, just for snob appeal, but otherwise, speed is good!

This one is made by Fox Run, and is quite inexpensive. There are more expensive and more elegant looking ones on the market, but this seems to work fine. It goes through the dishwasher without any complaints, and has a hole for hanging if you want. I toss mine in a drawer.

Miles Kimball