Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tool Time: Tomodachi Knife

I love Target.  I know I shouldn't.  I know they're an evil big box store and I also know that they recently donated tons of money to a political candidate who embodies everything I'm against.  I'm the type of girl who doesn't shop at Wal-Mart for political reasons, so I feel like a dirty hypocrite every time I walk into a Target.  But morals and values be damned!  I have to get my paper towels, TP, and other every day essentials from some place, and that place is Target.

When I was wandering around Target the other day, I noticed all these relatively cheap, very bright knives hanging from the wall.  They're made by a company called Tomodachi, and they have several different options to choose from: a green 7" Santoku, a 4" red tomato knife, an orange 6" all-purpose knife, etc.

They knives so cute and so inexpensive that I picked one up--the green 7" Santoku.  Because really?  Who couldn't use another knife?  And for $7.99?  Yup--I'm sold.

I've used the bright green knife a few times now and it's not half bad.  It's easy to use--the knife is very lightweight and the handle, though nothing to write home about, is comfortable to grip.  The blade does a nice job of cutting through whatever I'm chopping.  And best of all it can be tossed into the dishwasher.  Yay! 

We'll see how this knife does in the long run.  I'm not sure how it will do when I need to sharpen it, but for now, it's pretty darn good!  Plus it's so easy to find in my unorganized tool drawer thanks to it's stand-out color.  Because it comes with a blade guard, I can just toss the little cheap-y into said junk drawer and not worry about it getting damaged.

So far, this is a thumbs up.  Like I said, it will be interesting to see how it stands up to the test of time.


Anonymous said...

I came across your post when looking for more information about these adorable knives. I recently purchased the blue chef knife and love it! Over the past year I have finally come into my own with cooking and have realized the importance of quality kitchen products. Im not sure if this is a quality knife but, I do know that we have a ton of knives that cost way more than this one and none of them have every impressed me as much. The first time I cut into raw chicken, and the blade went right through I literally held up the knife and said "wow!" It had me at first slice!

Emerald Owl said...

I have this same knife... bought it for the same reasons! I love the color, it's great you can toss it in the dishwasher and be able to chunk it in a drawer without concern! Plus its decently sharp - these knives are just another reason to love Target :)

Anonymous said...

I bought a 7 inch Tomodachi knife at Ross - speaking of places we LOVE to shop - for $7.99. It is a no hassle, lightweight knife that will cut effectively through just about anything. Just another great tool to have at ones' disposal to make a great meal happen.

Anonymous said...

I saw these as a one time buy at Sams. 12 piece set for 19.99. Bought a few sets for christmas presents.

Anonymous said...

I bought these knives yesterday from Sams got the 16 piece set for $17.99. Set comes with blue 8" Chef orange 6" all purpose green 5.5" Santoku red 5" Tomato yellow 3.5" Parer and 3 extra 3.5" Parer with cute tomato, cucumber and orange designs plus the blade gaurds. Made stew for dinner used the all purpose to cut meat and chop veggies fell in love didn't realize how bad my other knives were.

It's me said...

I have one too. but now I have to sharpen it. Where can I get proper instructions