The Best Electric Knives
Working in the kitchen can be a lot of work. Slicing, carving, chopping and filleting are all large tasks, but they can be made easier with the help of an electric knife. Just push a button or pull a trigger and cut effortless through that roast, ham or turkey; so much time is saved. This article will review three of the top rated electric knives available.
Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife
This Cuisinart electric knife gives a powerful kick and top notch performance for all your cutting needs. Its motor is powerful and works great on breads, vegetables and even meats. It is built for the electrical standards of North America.
Designed for both right and left handed cooks this knife is both comfortable and efficient. Turn this knife on and off with the one touch switch. It is activated by pressure and is very easy to operate. However, it has been noted to be louder than other electric knives.
The handle is ergonomic and has an elegant design, which makes it resemble other fine cutlery. Even though it has an ergonomic design some users found the handle too bulky.
Plus, this knife is extremely convenient. The electrical cord is 4 feet giving the user as much flexibility as needed. There is a storage compartment for the cord, in order to eliminate clutter. It is complete with a base, made of solid wood, for attractive and easy storage on the counter.
This electric knife comes with two blades; a bread blade and a blade for carving. They are both made with a high quality stainless steel. The carving blade is diverse, it can be used for slicing meats as well as fruits and vegetables, even some cheeses. For consistent and even slicing of bread, the bread blade will glide through your loaves. This blade is not meant for anything other than bread.
Safety features include the blade lock, to safely fasten the blades to the included wood block. Release buttons for the easy removal, changing and insertion of blades. As well as, a safety button, to lock the pressurized on/off switch while the knife is not in use.
Mister Twister 120V Electric Knife
Users will definitely not lose this knife, with its bright yellow and green design, it is easily identifiable. While it is bright, it may not be the elegant tool you were looking for in your kitchen and is more suited for other tasks.
This knife gives users about 50 percent more power than a hand knife. Measuring 8 by 12 by 2 inches, this electric knife weighs only 1.4 pounds. The coiled cord is a total of 6 feet in length when extended but coils to about 2 feet.
Enjoy the infamous Mister Twister action with a 120V AC and 1.2 amps. This knife is especially ideal for cleaning fish. It works better on larger fish, than smaller fish. Users say that it makes the process of filleting fish worlds easier. It easily cuts the skin away from the fish.
It cuts through everything just like butter. Other common uses include; cutting foam, upholstery and creating different angles and shapes. While it may not match you décor, it will even work on your Christmas Roast or Thanksgiving Turkey, but be careful around the bones.
The blade is seven inches, serrated and double-action. It is made of stainless steel, is very sharp and extremely precise. The handle is a relaxed fit to give users complete control.
Special features include a blade release, which works quickly and conveniently. Plus, a safety lock for when the knife is not in use. It is a durable and lightweight knife; the blades last a long time.
Hamilton Beach 74250 Carve ‘n Set Electric Knife
Measuring 11.8 by 3.1 by 5.8 inches and weighing 1.5 pounds this lightweight knife is easy to use and one of the bestselling and affordable models available. It is built to the electrical standards of North America.
Hamilton Beach manufactures pride themselves on a professional product that produces professional quality results. Users can present their ham, roast, turkey, bread and cheese in a beautiful, elegant and effortless manner. Even tackle the difficult spots with ease.
The knife features two stainless steel blades, they are serrated and move quickly to create the perfect slices. No matter what the product, achieve any thickness you desire. These knife blades are 7.5 inches and the craving fork is 12 inches. Both are made with a high quality stainless steel.
This 100 watt model knife includes a comfortable handle, which is very easy to maneuver. Unfortunately, it is not ergonomic. But, the trigger is non slip for safe operation. It also includes a carving fork and storage case for convenience. While a great addition the storage case is not the highest quality.
To operate, users can easily just hold the handle, squeeze the trigger, draw the knife into a line, and let the two blades do their job by sawing back and forth. The carving fork is safe for the dishwasher but carving blades should be hand washed.