If you have kids that like to cook, or if you are accident prone yourself, this device is a must have in your kitchen. Save your fingertips, cut food faster, and end up with better looking slices when you use this knife guard to improve safety and efficiency each time you cut by hand. Nobody wants to give up the pleasure of chopping by hand with an incredibly sharp knife, but few want to give up a digit either. This simple device helps you grip food and slice it accurately, but it also provides a protective barrier so nicks and cuts are pretty much impossible.
Similar in look and function to a medieval shield, the large metal plate secures to your hand, and acts as an impenetrable barrier to any incoming blade. The adjustable strap at the rear allows you to secure it to any finger, and when properly positioned, it will protect your whole hand from accidental injury. You'll be able to hold food in any way you prefer, and you'll be able to slice it quickly thanks to the confidence and protection that this knife guard provides. Don't let another slip send you to the emergency room for stitches, and don't shy away from using cutlery like a pro. Keep this handy gadget in your knife drawer, and slip it on each time you prepare food to give yourself a fool-proof safeguard that will also make the job easier.
Why It's Good
- Simple. There's not much to it, but that's what makes it work so well. A clever, minimalist design ensures maximum compatibility and incredible ease-of-use.
- Effective. Nearly impossible for it NOT to work, this thing is highly effective. Once in place, your whole hand will be shielded from danger so you will never have to worry about any knife slipping to cause an injury.
- Flexible. It adapts to fit anyone's fingers and still provide a good fit, and it rotates or repositions to adapt to any size of food, or type of hold. Versatility is key to why this gadget works so well.
- Helpful. Cutting by hand can take forever, especially when you're scared. This guard eliminates any need for fear, so you can cut faster, and with more precision. Thanks to the open design, and one-finger attachment, it will also help you to hold food in one place without it rolling, sliding or slipping to make chopping more difficult.
- Tough. Other options are made from plastic, so they can't provide the same level of protection that this solid steel alternative provides. Without being bulky, heavy, or obtrusive, this safety device will stop any type of knife from coming into contact with your skin due to bad luck, accidents, or lack of skill.
How To Use It
Incredibly simple to operate, this guard will provide reliable protection each time you use a knife. Once in place, there's almost no chance of injury, so you'll be able to cut quickly and accurately, and without any fear of accidental slippage. Fruits and veggies will be gripped tightly and the large shield will block all of your fingers from harm, so you'll be able to chop faster, and with more uniform results. Follow the steps and tips below to ensure proper function and maximum value.
- The front side is large, flat and rigid, and the back side has a thick, metal ring for attachment to your hand. To begin, adjust the ring to fit securely around your finger. Slip onto index or middle finger, and then rotate according to how you plan to hold the food.
- Always cut on a cutting board or similar surface to protect counter tops from damage.
- Once you have it on, grip the vegetable you want to cut using a sideways hold, or front-side, overhand hold. Your fingers will be totally free to grip the food how you prefer, and the shield can move fingers, or rotate to accommodate any type of hold style that you prefer.
- Once you have a firm grip, take your knife in your dominant hand and begin to slice.
- While cutting, the knife can come as close to the guard as you like, and you can even use it as a guide by slightly resting the knife against it.
- The guard moves naturally with your hand motions, so re-positioning is just as easy with it on as it would be with it off.
- Continue slicing right up to the last bit without any worry.
- When dirty, place in the dishwasher, or hand wash for best results.
Back View - The reverse side of the shield has a single finger hold at the center. It's fully adjustable to any size, so just bend in or out to create a tight fit on your hand. To wear it, slip your index or middle finger through the loop so that the shield is pointing out to prevent contact between the knife and your fingers.
Side View - The large front plate provides ample coverage to protect any size hand. It extends up to protect protruding knuckles, and it extends outward to cover all of your fingers at once. The combination effectively prevents any part of your hand from coming into contact with the blade. Solid steel ensures that no knife can break through the barrier, and it also guarantees that slips and other accidents will not lead to harm.
Side Hold - If you're chopping food that you prefer to grip, rotate the shield to the side, so that it faces the blade, even when you're holding onto carrots and other food tightly. You can secure it at any angle, so hold the food being prepped in any way you prefer, then twist the guard to provide protection between your hand and the knife.
Front Hold - Prefer to position your hand above the food you're holding? Instead of grabbing and holding the produce being chopped, you can twist the shield to press food against the cutting board for mincing and slicing in front of your fingers. The guard can act as a protective failsafe, or you can rest the blade against it to help direct your cutting.
Stop worrying about severed fingers, but don't force yourself to use expensive machines each time you need something sliced. This simple and effective device will allow you to cook without anxiety, and it will improve your finished product too. When you don't have to worry about those pesky phalanges getting in the way or your razor sharp blade, you'll be able to move faster, and make thinner slices when necessary. Impress friends and family with your skills in the kitchen, and avoid the awkward conversation that would result from eating in front of them with bandages all over your hands.