About Wave Blade
Using Wave-Tech technology, the Wave Blade knife features a unique design that’s wavy on top and straight on the bottom. Why? So air can pass freely between your food and the knife, without creating friction or pressure.
Basically, because of the air channels down the side of its precision cut stainless steel blade, slicing food with Wave Blade is fast and easy every time!
Sure, it sounds great, but who’s using this “newest design in nonstick knife technology”? Does it live up to the hype, or is it just another useless kitchen product that’ll soon be gathering dust in a drawer? Join us as we dig in to find out.
Is There Anything Quite Like Wave Blade?
Looking for something exactly like Wave Blade? You’re not likely to find it. But that doesn’t mean the technology behind the knife (Wave-Tech, as the company likes to call it) is necessarily unique. This is because it appears that Wave Blade borrows from one design common within the cutlery world.
This is something known as clefts, which are dents (or even holes that go completely through the knife’s blade) that create small pockets of air as the blade passes through your food. In most instances, this works as advertised, which is why you’ll find the pros using cleft knives.
But instead of traditional clefts, the cutting edge of Wave Blade is straight like a normal knife, while the non-cutting side features a wave-like design. In essence, it appears that Wave Blade is creating these same air pockets, just in a different way.
Although many customers seem pleased with the performance of their cleft knives, are they saying the same thing about Wave Blade?
Cutting To the Point: Wave Blade’s Customer Reputation
Here at HighYa, we specialize in reviewing a lot of products soon after they’re released, so they may not always have enough time to garner customer reviews at the time of our research. And Wave Blade is no different.
The good news is that we can theorize what you can expect based on Telebrands’ other popular products, including Lazer Bond, Hurricane 360 Spin Mop, TouCan Can Opener, and many more. The consensus? In general, they come with low satisfaction ratings (2 stars or less) based on three primary complaints; they 1) don’t work as advertised, 2) aren’t made very well, and 3) come with poor customer service.
It’s important that you not automatically assume you’ll experience the same with Wave Blade, but it’s certainly something worth thinking about.
Reputation aside, how much will you pay for Wave Blade?
Is Wave Blade Expensive?
One Wave Blade Knife will cost you $14.99 plus $7.99 S&H. Like most ASOTV products, you can purchase a second knife for an additional $7.99 S&H, plus get the “world famous knife sharpener, the Edge of Glory” for free.
According to their website, the company will replace Wave Blade if it ever fails, guaranteed. However, they only offer a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges.
Pro tip: Although the BOGO offer seems like a solid deal, remember that if you request a refund, you’ll lose $15.98—plus whatever it costs to ship your knives back. This means you could lose 25% more in S&H charges than you’ll get back as a refund!
Still want to request a refund? Telebrands’ customer service department can be reached at 855-668-1655.
The Bottom Line About Wave Blade
We’ve reviewed a fair amount of ASOTV cutlery over the years, including Aero Knife and Gotham Steel Knives, and in a lot of instances, they end up being not much more than slightly redesigned versions of knives you can pick up at just about any big box store. And based on what we can tell from Wave Blade’s commercial and website, the story appears to be much of the same.
Given this, will Wave Blade provide about the same performance as other inexpensive cutlery? Probably so, at least initially, since ASOTV products don’t always have reputations for high quality. But considering that you’ll lose quite a bit more than you’ll get back as a refund, Wave Blade might not offer quite as much value as something you’d find locally.
When it comes down to it, it’s all about knowing what you can realistically—that’s the operative word—expect with products like Wave Blade. If you think it’s going to be the best thing since sliced bread (excuse the pun) and provide years of reliable service, you might end up disappointed.
But if you’re a knife aficionado and are passionate about exploring all your cutlery options—with the understanding that this probably won’t be a long-lasting product—you might end up pleased with your purchase.