|Why would I buy this?|
It is cheap--$1.50--and very useful. It is green plastic. I had a shorter one, a curved one from Tupperware. No, I did not pay for the Tupperware knife. This one is 12.5 inches long. Plastic utensils are not my idea of a useful object, normally.
Have you guessed yet?
I am not a fan of smashing a head of lettuce to remove the core. Using a metal knife on lettuce causes it to turn brown. My little green Tupperware knife from the late 60s or early 70s was so handy to use on all lettuces and cabbage and any other produce that turned brown with metal knife contact. This knife won't work to keep apples from turning brown! So, my new, cheap, Old El Paso knife for $1.50 works for me.
The lettuce knife above, not mine, but one like it
about 8 inches long
But, you prefer the look of torn lettuce? I only stand for so long before I hurt, so cutting lettuce will work for me until I have a couple of surgeries. Or, maybe forever. Besides, some days I only cored the lettuce for ease of washing and tearing.
In a pinch, use a plastic knife, the disposable utensil kind if you have one.
Did you ever have one of the Tupperware lettuce knives on lettuce? Or, one of the Old El Paso ones? Or any plastic knife?