I remember when I was younger there would be Garden Weasel advertisements on TV. They were cheap “As Seen on TV” type of commercials that were on all the time and easy to make fun of. The only commercial that played more, it seemed, was the Ronco rotisserie (“Set it and forget it”).
It wasn’t until years later that I acquired a Garden Weasel and realized it was actually a pretty useful tool. I use the mine all summer long in both my garden and my flower beds. It has pretty much replaced my need for a hoe. It makes breaking up soil much easier that using either a spade or a hoe. I especially love it because 99% of the time I don’t have to bend over to pull weeds anymore. The Garden Weasel just digs the weeds up and brings them to the surface of the soil
I’ve had mine for over 5 years and I’ve never had an issue with rust or corrosion. So it seems to be made of high quality steel. I’ve also never had any issues keeping it clean. Dirt tends to fall right off the tines. And if it doesn’t, the tines are removable, making them easy to clean.