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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 youíll 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 modelís specifics to see how long you can expect a charged battery to last.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

An electric knife is probably not something youíll 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 arenít huge price differences, but if you think you will regularly use an electric knife, itís worth the extra money to pay for a more reputable brand with higher quality.

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Cuisinart
$54.99 $74.99
at Belk

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 counter-top space saver! Complete with two stainless steel blades, it's ideal for slicing meats, loaves, and vegetables. Also included is an ergonomic handle that's designed for right- or left-handed people, and a solid wood butcher-block storage tray read more

Cuisinart  Electric Knife CEK40
Cuisinart
$49.95 $64.97
at Sears

The Cuisinart Electric Knife will not only deliver high performance and perfect slices, but is a countertop space saver too! Versa...tile, this electric sharpener comes complete with a full size stainless steel carving & bread blade; perfect for slicing roasts, meats and for slicing all types of breads. Easy to use, the one-touch control will automatically stop when the trigger is released. The solid wood hardwood stand can be displayed on the countertop or can be stored in a drawer. Includes instruction booklet. read more

Electric Knife with Bread & Carving Blades
Black and Decker
$19.08 $30.99
at Sears

7 (18 cm) Stainless steel blade, Non-slip tabs for easy blade removal, Safety lock prevents accidental start, Comfortable handle w...ith non-slip grip, Perfect for bread, meats, & poultry read more

Stainless Steel Electric Knife
KALORIK
$26.96 $398.33
at Wayfair

Kalorik Quick Slice Electric Knife Carving Set Slicing roasts, ham, turkey, briskets, or bread is a breeze with the Kalorik Electr...ic Knife Set. Featuring a 10.9 inch stainless steel serrated blade, this knife set packs enough power to slice through... read more

Kalorik Quick Slice Electric Knife Carving Set EM 41258 BK / EM 41258 W
KALORIK
$26.96 $398.33
at Wayfair

Color: White Kalorik Quick Slice Electric Knife Carving Set Slicing roasts, ham, turkey, briskets, or bread is a breeze with the K...alorik Electric Knife Set. Featuring a 10.9 inch stainless steel serrated blade, this knife set packs enough power to... read more

Kalorik Quick Slice Electric Knife Carving Set EM 41258 BK / EM 41258 W Color: White
KALORIK
$26.96 $398.33
at Wayfair

Color: Black Kalorik Quick Slice Electric Knife Carving Set Slicing roasts, ham, turkey, briskets, or bread is a breeze with the K...alorik Electric Knife Set. Featuring a 10.9 inch stainless steel serrated blade, this knife set packs enough power to... read more

Kalorik Quick Slice Electric Knife Carving Set EM 41258 BK / EM 41258 W Color: Black
Hamilton Beach
$29.99 $45.00
at JCPenney

Get ready to effortlessly carve your roast meats and crusty breads with this efficient electric knife. serrated blade is perfect f...or carving meat and slicing bread space-saving storage case lets you keep knife safely tucked away when not in use fork handle is triple riveted for durability Includes: stainless steel blade stainless steel fork storage case Plastic/stainless steel. Case measures 11.42x4.13x3.15H. Dishwasher safe parts. Imported. read more

Electric Knife with Storage Case
Cuisinart
$49.95 $64.97
at Sears

Features high quality stainless steel blades and wood block storage tray. Includes bread blade, carving blade and butcher block ho...lding tray. read more

Cuisinart Electric Knife
Cuisinart
$49.95 $80.00
at Buydig

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. Knife blades are dishwasher safe. Features: High quality stainless steel blades Wood block storage tray Includes bread blade, carving blade Also includes butcher block holding tray Ergonomic handle Specifications: Number of blades: 2 Blade material: Stainless steel Manufacturer: Cuisinart Carving blade: Yes Bread blade: Yes read more

Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife
Cuisinart
$49.99 $75.00
at JCPenney

Cut like a pro with one simple stroke. stainless steel 1-touch on/off control dishwasher-safe Cuisinart electric knife includes: c...arving/bread blades space efficient stand Imported. 2x2 x17 "L.. Unisex. Color: Stainless Steel. Brand: Cuisinart. Manufacturer Part #: 78032240018. read more

Cuisinart Electric Knife
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