(Monica Yontef)

That Whole Eating With A Knife And Fork Thing? You’re Doing It Wrong

There it is, the object of your affection — a nice big juicy steak, ready for your wholehearted consumption and gustatory devotion. So you pick you your fork in your left hand, the knife in the right, cut a nice piece of it… and then you probably switch your fork to your right hand. Take a deep breath: That’s wrong. [More]

(MartinRottler)

TSA Decides To Ditch Plan Allowing Small Knives On Planes After All

Put your knives back in their wee little scabbards, folks: The temporary suspension on a new policy that allowed travelers to carry small knives in airplanes has now turned into a permanent decision. The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it listened to criticism from flight attendants and the public and decided not to ease restrictions on the little weapons. [More]

A Few More Recalls: Bunny Sippy Cups, Plastic Rattles, And Instant Knives

A Few More Recalls: Bunny Sippy Cups, Plastic Rattles, And Instant Knives

The Consumer Products Safety Commission announced these three recalls were announced too late to make yesterday’s Recall Roundup, but we wanted to share them as soon as possible since two of them could affect small children. We don’t want to see anyone get hurt, ever, but a little kid getting poked in the eye by an Easter-themed sippy cup shaped like a smiling bunny? That’s particularly undignified. [More]

NYC Forces Retailers To Stop Selling Illegal Knives

NYC Forces Retailers To Stop Selling Illegal Knives

If you were planning on picking up a sturdy switchblade or gravity knife from one of the Home Depots in NYC for your next home improvement project, or because you wanted to stab someone, you should note that they’re no longer available. That’s because last week, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office persuaded that store and 13 other retailers to stop selling such knives. They’re generally illegal in New York, and the retailers have agreed to surrender their inventory and forfeit any profits they made from illegal knife sales over the past four years. [More]

One Knife Breaks, KitchenAid Replaces The Whole Set

One Knife Breaks, KitchenAid Replaces The Whole Set

Starla used to have a wonderful set of red-handled knives from KitchenAid. While washing dishes, one day she dropped a large knife into the sink, somehow cracking the blade down the middle. This wouldn’t do. She contacted KitchenAid to find out whether they would replace the broken knife, which was only a few years old. Since the red set had been discontinued, they just sent her a whole new set of knives. [More]

Walmart Fires Security Guard For Chasing After Shoplifter Like He's In A Cop Movie

Walmart Fires Security Guard For Chasing After Shoplifter Like He's In A Cop Movie

A Florida Walmart has fired one of their security officers for giving chase to a knife-wielding shoplifter who took off running across the store’s parking lot. Josh Rutner told the Star-Banner, “I couldn’t let him get away. That’s wrong.” That second sentence may be true, but security guard != officer of the law.

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Save Money On Band Aids And ER Visits By Sharpening Your Knives Regular sharpening also prolongs your knives’ usefulness, saving you money on replacements. [Consumer Reports Online]

KitchenAid Knives Are No Match For Lemon Grass

KitchenAid Knives Are No Match For Lemon Grass

Max writes in: “While cutting lemon grass – yes, lemon grass, the blade of my knife snapped off in a clean shear from the handle. Keep in mind there is no bone in lemon grass.”

How To Carve A Pumpkin Without Severing An Artery

How To Carve A Pumpkin Without Severing An Artery

Its’ pumpkin carving time, folks, and while fake blood is cool—real blood isn’t.

TSA Confiscates Pudding, Misses Knife

TSA Confiscates Pudding, Misses Knife

Ah, the dangerous liquids ban. We’re all so much safer because of it.

When Liberating Your Sony Headphones From Their Plastic Shell, Be Careful Not To Stab Yourself With An X-Acto Knife

When Liberating Your Sony Headphones From Their Plastic Shell, Be Careful Not To Stab Yourself With An X-Acto Knife


My colleague came to work waving around a new pair of Sony headphone’s he’d bought on the way over, still new in the blister plastic packaging. He was excited because he got such a good deal on them, and tried cutting through the package with a pair of heavy duty scissors. The plastic was unusually strong and was resisting even our most well made scissors (we work in a printing facility, and have lots of types of scissors, all high quality). He switched to the x-acto knife after the scissors were unable to pierce the thick bonded plastic.

Grandmother Busted By The TSA For Trying To Sneak A Bread Knife Past Security

Grandmother Busted By The TSA For Trying To Sneak A Bread Knife Past Security

Cecilia Beaman is a 57-year-old grandmother, a middle school principal and part-time terrorist. She was busted by the TSA for attempting to sneak a 5 1/2 inch bread knife with a rounded tip and a serrated blade onto an airplane.

Above And Beyond: KitchenAid's Sharp Customer Service

Above And Beyond: KitchenAid's Sharp Customer Service

Despite proper care, Hexum2600′s 4.5 inch KitchenAid Santoku knife began to rust four months after purchase. Hexum2600 sent KitchenAid an email.

    “I explained that I have purchased a lot of KitchenAid small appliances and other products and that this was the first that I had a problem with. I said that I was disappointed because I had purchased this product from them without researching the quality of the product or reading any reviews on it based on my continually positive experiences with their company.”

KitchenAid’s response, inside…

Oh, OJ.

Oh, OJ.

Judging by the 967 articles on Google News today about OJ’s planned FOX tv special and book, titled If I Did it, someone is excited. His publisher calls the book, “his confession.” Whatever.

Alton Brown Saves Us Money With Proper Knife Care

The Food Network’s Alton Brown explains proper knife knife care, and how to get the most bang out of your cutlery chums. The video also features some *very* dynamic camera blocking.

Now That’s A Knife

Now That’s A Knife

sthof butcher knife.

Cleanup, Aisle Five

Cleanup, Aisle Five

“TRY ME!” exclaims the packaging on the Anolon Santoku, exhorting the consumer to give the “Sure-Grip” a grab.

Miss Army Knife

Miss Army Knife