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Bull or no bull? Smart Shopper tries out the Clever Cutter

Posted at 8:26 AM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 10:26:33-05

Cooking can definitely add to the stress of the holiday season, as well as the cleanup of making meals and sweet treats!

So, we are testing out one contraption that's supposed to make at least one part of the prepping process easier... if it works!

Introducing, Clever Cutter! It's described as a two-in-one knife and cutting board that chops and slices food in seconds.

The device looks like a fancy pair of scissors.

Click here to see the infomercial.

The infomercial explains that it has power-pressure handles that automatically open for quicker and easier slicing.

We did a comparison between Clever Cutter and a pair of scissors. The Clever Cutter was definitely quicker and easier to use.

Clever Cutter is supposed to cut through vegetables, pepperoni, cheese and can open wide enough to slice apples, corn on the cobb, steak and so much more!

We did three tests. First up, is cheese! It was a thick block, but Clever Cutter cut right through.

Next up, we tried salami. This one took some hand strength and wasn't very fast, but it worked.

The infomercial shows Clever Cutter slicing potatoes for hash browns, so we wanted to see if this spud would be a dud!

It worked the best out of the three food items tested. It was the quickest and easiest!

Another claim is that the product is up to 10 times faster than other cutters. The key words are "up to."

When we cut the cheese, cue rimshot, with Clever Cutter and then with a plain knife, it took almost the same amount of time.

However, if we would have cut a vegetable, there probably would have been a greater difference in speed with the Clever Cutter.

Plus, if you're looking for convenience, the cutting board is built in. It also has a safety latch, that is great for storage and protecting fingers!

It goes without saying, since you're using a sharp knife, but be careful if/when you test it out.

Clever Cutter is dishwasher safe, but we have not had it for long, so we can't speak for durability or how long the knife will stay sharp. Based solely on the claims, we are impressed with how it works.

We bought it for $12.99 at Fry's Electronics. So, where does it rank on our "Bull or No Bull" meter? We're going with NO BULL!

What else do you want us to test out? Let us know, and if you're willing, you can be part of the story by helping us test it out!