About Yoshi Blade
Yoshi Blade is a zirconium oxide ceramic knife that’s guaranteed to stay sharp 10X longer than steel, to never rust or pit, and to provide precision cutting and thin slicing. In fact, the company claims that Yoshi Blade can replace a drawer full of metal knives.
This means that, whether for meats, cutting and chopping veggies, or slicing bread without crushing it, Yoshi Blade can be your go-to knife for years, without worrying about it going dull.
Will Yoshi Blade work? We don’t have any reason to believe it wouldn’t. But the more important question—and what we’ll explore in this review—is how much value will Yoshi Blade provide? Let’s start things off by looking at the competition.
Are There Other Ceramic Knives Like Yoshi Blade?
Even if you’re looking to step up your knife collection, you probably understand that there are literally thousands of other ceramic knives in all shapes and sizes to choose from, brought to you by hundreds of different companies. We’ve even reviewed a similar ceramic knife named ShinJu Blade.
Don’t believe us? Just type the phrase “ceramic knife” into your favorite search engine and watch how many results pull up. And when you consider that just about any store with a home goods section will offer at least a few different ceramic knives, you’ve got an even greater number of choices.
Want even more of a reason to explore local ceramic knives? You could save a good chunk of change on non-refundable S&H charges, which is what we’ll discuss next.
Will Yoshi Blade Slice Through Your Budget?
Two Yoshi Blade ceramic knives and two ceramic peelers are priced at $19.99 plus $8.98 S&H. Each purchase comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges.
Pro tip: This means that about a third of Yoshi Blade’s price is made up of non-refundable S&H charges, which is why it’s so important to explore all your options before placing your order. Because if you decide to process a return, you’ll lose even more in S&H!
Nonetheless, to request a refund, you’ll need to call Idea Village’s customer service department at 844-464-0953.
More About Idea Village (& Their Arbitration Agreement)
Idea Village is one of the bigger companies within the As Seen On TV industry, releasing recent hits like Micro Touch Tough Blade, the Copper Fit line of compression wear, and the Yoshi Grill and Bake. Like most ASOTV products, they come with about 2-star average ratings here on HighYa, with common complaints centered around failure to work, poor quality, and less-than-stellar customer service.
As such as new product, it’s impossible to say whether or not you’ll experience any of the same with Yoshi Blade. But we can say you should be wary of Yoshi Blade’s arbitration agreement, which basically means you’ll be waiving your legal rights to a trial by jury or becoming part of a product-related class action lawsuit. Also, arbitration agreements are considered to favor the company’s interests more than the consumer’s.
So, is it worth taking a risk on Yoshi Blade? We’ll get to that in just a second, but let’s talk about ceramic knives in general before we get there.
Are Ceramic Knives a Good Choice?
Imagine that you walk into a hardware store and ask the first employee you see, “What’s the best tool you have?” Probably, the first question they’d ask you would be, “What do you need the tool for?” Well, it’s no different when it comes to knives. In other words, different knives (and materials) are better at different things.
In a nutshell, ceramic is actually the second hardest material, right behind diamond. Ceramic is also dense and non-porous, which can help keep things sanitary and odor free, while giving you a very sharp blade. Despite its denseness, ceramic is also lightweight.
Just because ceramic is hard, doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. In fact, because a ceramic knife’s blade is honed so thin, it’s very brittle and can easily break on frozen foods and bones. As such, ceramic knives are often best used for softer fruits and veggies, cheeses, and breads.
What about Yoshi Blade’s zirconium oxide? This is a material contained in most modern ceramic knives (either that, or zirconium carbide for black blades), and isn’t unique at all. In fact, it’d be much more noteworthy if Yoshi Blade didn’t contain zirconium oxide.
The Bottom Line About Yoshi Blade
Alright, now that we’ve peeled away all Yoshi Blade’s layers, we’re basically left with an extremely common type of knife, from an industry where quality isn’t exactly their biggest selling point, at a price point that makes it much more expensive than a lot of the competition.
Sure, it might be faster to hop on over to Yoshi Blade’s website than to visit a local retailer or two, but in the end, we think searching for local ceramic knives will ultimately provide much more value for your hard-earned dollar—which is what we’re all about!