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Electric Knives Buying Guide

Carving the Thanksgiving turkey or holiday ham is much easier with an electric knife. Whether corded or battery-operated, these knives help cut thin or thick slices of succulent poultry, beef, pork, or lamb -- and you never have to worry about whether your carving set is sharp.

Types of Electric Knives

Types of Electric Knives

Look for stainless-steel electric knives with blades at least 7 to 9 inches long. Many models are made with a removable blade for cleaning and storing. Serrated edges on most models make them great not only for cutting meats but also thinly slicing breads and cheeses. Electric knives fall into two categories: with cords, and without.

Corded electric knives

A corded electric knife offers plenty of power and consistent carving capabilities. Be sure you have a cord long enough to reach an electrical outlet from the spot where you’ll most commonly be using the knife.

Cordless electric knives

Featuring a rechargeable battery, cordless knives are easy to operate anywhere -- in your home, in the backyard, at a campsite, wherever. Check each model’s specifics to see how long you can expect a charged battery to last.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

An electric knife is probably not something you’ll use every day, but if you roast or grill whole chickens or turkeys or beef or pork roasts, it may be something you turn to regularly. Be sure you have a safe place to store the electric component and blades when not in use. Opt for a knife with a case for the safest storage.

Handle

Some handles are ergonomically designed for easier use. Choose a handle that makes it easy to both hold the knife and operate the control button with the same hand.

Blades

Many models come with two serrated blades, one for slicing meats and the other for breads. Be sure you have the appropriate blades for what you want to do.

Cord

If you opt for a corded model, make sure the cord is long enough to use in your location of choice.

Cleanability

Most blades are removable for cleaning. Although washing by hand is easy, if you prefer to use the dishwasher, make sure the blades are dishwasher-safe.

Storage

Some models come with a storage case or unit for the blades as well as the electric component. Because an electric knife is not an appliance you will use every day, having a storage unit is handy.

Price

There aren’t huge price differences, but if you think you will regularly use an electric knife, it’s worth the extra money to pay for a more reputable brand with higher quality.

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Kalorik
$39.99 $24.99

Dimensions: 11.625L x 5.25W x 2.75H in.. Electric knife features a stainless steel blade. Stainless steel fork and plastic storage... case included. Features locking blade, blade guard, & blade release switch. Dishwasher safe blade and fork. 6.5-foot power cord. Easily slice roasts, ham, turkey, briskets, or bread with the Kalorik Black Quick Slice Electric Knife Carving Set. Featuring a 10.9-in. stainless steel, serrated blade, this knife set can slice through the toughest of foods. The blade comes with a 10.6 inch stainless steel fork and its own plastic carrying case for easy and convenient storage. Perfect for gatherings and everyday use, this knife set is ETL and FDA approved. With dishwasher-safe accessories, a blade guard, a blade release switch, and a 6.5 ft power cord, you’ll love having this knife set in your kitchen. About KalorikEstablished in Belgium in 1930, Kalorik has become synonymous with fine engineering and unique product development. As one of Europe's first manufacturers of small electric appliances, the company's initial product was one of the very first electric toasters. With this well-recognized achievement and a thirst for new invention, the company established offices in the U.K., Germany, and Switzerland to further innovate and design new and exciting products. Today, Kalorik is a second-generation industry leader. Its passion to create superior products is a guiding force in the company's commitment to new trends in product development, meticulous care for detail, and maintenance of cutting-edge manufacturing facilities. It is this careful balance, combined with Kalorik's experience and traditional values, that has led to the company's worldwide success. read more

Maxi-Matic
$21.59 $13.98

Dimensions: 2.5L x 11.5W x 4H in.Stainless steel bladesFeatures sleek design for precision slicingQuick and easy cleaningConvenien...t eject button. The Maxi-Matic Elite Cuisine Electric Knife - Black makes carving turkeys, hams, roasts, and more simple. Made with stainless blades and featuring a sleek design for precision cutting, this electric knife allows you to quickly and easily slice meat. A convenient eject button removes the blades for cleaning. A great addition to your cutlery collection, you'll wonder why you went so long without one. About Maxi-MaticMaxi-Matic U.S.A has been an established provider of small kitchen appliances and other various household items for more than 25 years. From exclusively marketing the Pillsbury line to developing its own range of brands, Maxi-Matic features products that are carried by all major U.S. retailers today. Committed to offering the best quality and pricing in today's market, Maxi-Matic strives to provide the best consumer products under world-class brands such as Elite (Cuisine) by Maxi-Matic, Elite (Gourmet) by Maxi-Matic, Elite (Platinum) by Maxi-Matic, Elite Home by Maxi-Matic, Maxi-Sonic, and Mr. Freeze. read more

Cuisinart
$364.99 $199.99

"Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Cordless Rechargeable Hand Blender with Electric Knife. This Smart Stick comes with an elect...ric knife attachment that allows users to effortlessly carve a roast or slice a loaf of bread! A three-cup chopper for... read more

Black & Decker
$34.99 $24.99

"Black & Decker Electric Knife - EK700. Slice your favorite meats, poultry and breads with ease and precision with this knife!... Crafted with non-slip tabs that make blade removal and cleaning easy, this electric style is a kitchen essential." read more

Cuisinart
$74.99 $54.99

"Cuisinart Electric Knife CEK40. Cuisinart? continues its commitment to superior quality and innovation with this state-of-the-art... electric knife. The Cuisinart? electric knife not only delivers high performance and great satisfaction, but it is also a... read more

Cuisinart
$90.00 $49.95

This one-touch, pressure-activated electric knife with a powerful motor carves through meats, poultry and tough vegetables and sli...ces, crusty, delicate loaves with a separate bread blade. Contoured handle provides a secure, comfortable grip in either... read more

Cuisinart
$79.99 $49.99

Cuisinart's electric knife is really two knives in one with full-size interchangeable bread and carving blades in high-grade stain...less steel. Knife handle is ergonomically designed to work comfortably when held in the right or left hand. Set comes with a becoming wooden butcher block storage unit with blade lock-ins for added safety. Includes 4-foot cord, one-touch on/off trigger and Cuisinart's 3-year warranty. Knife blades are dishwasher safe. Model #Cek-40. read more

Cuisinart
$49.95 $34.99

A state-of-the-art slicer, this high-performance electric knife has two stainless-steel blades ideal for slicing meats, breads and... vegetables. The ergonomic handle is designed to be comfortable for right- and left-handed use. Includes a solid-wood butcher block tray with a safety-lock system for storage on the counter or in a drawer. read more

Kalorik
$39.99 $24.99

From the Manufacturer:Slicing roasts, ham, turkey, briskets, or bread is a breeze with the Kalorik Electric Knife Set. Featuring a... 10.9 inch stainless steel, serrated blade, this knife set packs enough power to slice through even the toughest of foods.... read more

Cuisinart
$90.00 $49.95

This one-touch, pressure-activated electric knife with a powerful motor carves through meats, poultry and tough vegetables and sli...ces, crusty, delicate loaves with a separate bread blade. Contoured handle provides a secure, comfortable grip in either hand. Wood docking station adds a striking countertop presence. - This one-touch, pressure-activated electric knife with a powerful motor carves through meats, poultry and tough vegetables and slices, crusty, delicate loaves with a separate bread blade. Contoured handle provides a secure, comfortable grip in either hand. Wood docking station adds a striking countertop presence. View all Cuisinart products Cuisinart and other Wedding Registry offers -Stainless-steel carving and bread blades -One-touch, pressure-activated trigger -Contoured plastic handle is read more

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