Clever Cutter Review: Does it Work?

Clever Cutter is a 2-in-1 knife and cutting board. Does it work as advertised? Read my Clever Cutter review and watch my full video below.

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About Clever Cutter

Clever Cutter is a cutting board knife which allows foods to be cut quickly and without the mess of cutting boards. The product website is buyclevercutter.com, which was registered in July 2015.

What They Claim

  • 2-in-1 knife cutting board
  • Chops in seconds
  • Stainless steel blade
  • No messy cleanup
  • Safety latch to keep it closed
  • Dishwasher safe

Clever Cutter Cost

On the official website, Clever Cutter costs $14.99 + $5.99 P&H. There is a mandatory “double offer” for another $5.99. This brings your order to $26.97 for two cutters and a bonus peeler. There’s an option to upgrade to a Deluxe version which includes “German Engineered Stay Sharp Blades” and a two-year warranty. That adds $5 per cutter.

You can find Clever Cutter in stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond or on Amazon for about $10-$15.

Clever Cutter Review

Clever Cutter is one of the older As Seen on TV products still being advertised. It has been promoted occasionally for at least 10 years.

The device is said to combine a knife and cutting board into one unit, which operates more like a pair of scissors.

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In general, Clever Cutter works as advertised depending on the type of food you’re cutting. The device tends to handle crisp and hard foods well, but softer foods like tomatoes may present some problems. With softer foods, there may be a tendency for the blade to not complete its cut, as shown in the video below. The instructions state that it is best to add a quick “snap” to the end of your cut for the most efficient way to slice through food, which I found to be true. The one food that I didn’t think worked well at all is bread, as the Clever Cutter tends to smash it down while it’s being cut.

Chances are you’ll find enough uses for Clever Cutter to make it a worthwhile addition to your kitchen, although I don’t think it will replace old fashioned knives for every cutting job.

clever cutter tomato

There is another issue which is probably worth mentioning. There is a safety latch which allows you to store it safely, but on a few occasions, that latch moved without my realizing it. This prevented the blade from closing completely, leading to incomplete cuts. It’s not a major issue, but one to look out for.

Clever Cutter was added to Amazon in 2016. There you can find the product for about $10, along with over one thousand reader reviews.

As of this May 2019 update, it maintains a respectable 3.6-star rating there.

Video Review

Below is my full hands-on video of Clever Cutter from 2017, where you’ll see tests with carrots, celery, potato, apple, tomatoes (firm and soft), cheese, bread, and chicken breast.

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Your Clever Cutter Reviews

Let us know what you think of Clever Cutter by leaving a comment below and a star rating above.

Updated May 2019

James White
James White is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been reviewing strange gadgets since 2011. He also runs the successful "Freakin' Reviews" YouTube channel.
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