Kitchen Gadgets Wars is all about bringing you the latest tech that will let you cook and present your food in the same high quality finish that a high end chef would do. So we absolutely had to talk about some of the best electric knives on the market because, although many chefs still prefer to use regular knives, if you do not have their dexterity and training, and you do not spend every day time to sharpen your knife, us regular folk can still benefit from the use of an electric knife. It allows you make the type of clean, effortless cuts that master chefs can make only through years of practice. It is an even better tool for people who suffer from things like arthritis and who simply cannot put enough strength into the back of the knife to cut through rough cuts of meat or even fruit. And the best thing about most electric knives is they are actually cheaper than some high end regular knives on the market and they do not require constant sharpening to provide that clean easy cut that you are looking for. That is why we decided to look for the best electric knives on the market and have come up with the following list. Make sure to scroll down past the list to find our in depth reviews for each knife so you will be able to make an informed decision about which knife would make the best choice for your family’s needs.
|Hamilton Beach 74275R Classic Electric Knife||very good||$$||Click Here!|
|Hamilton Beach 74250 Carve 'n Set Electric Knife||good||$||Click Here!|
|Black & Decker EK700 9-Inch Electric Carving Knife||good||$||Click Here!|
|Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife||good||$$||Click Here!|
|Oster FPSTEK2803B Electric Knife||good||$$||Click Here!|
1. Hamilton Beach 74275R Classic Electric Knife
Our number one choice of all the electric knives on the market today is the Hamilton Beach 74275R. It strikes the perfect balance between price and features, and the quality of the product itself is obvious from the moment you unpack it. It comes with its own storage box, so the blades will not get chipped or dulled by staying in the same cabinet as all your other cutlery. The blades themselves are made from stainless steel so they are easy to clean and will not rust. With the knife you also get a carving fork that, if you have never used something like this before, will amaze you just how much easier will make your life. The only thing you have to be careful with is the fact that you need to plug in the knife, so it is not battery operated, which may be a deal breaker for some, but all we see is the advantage that you do not have to worry about battery leakage if you do not use the knife often, and the fact that it is much lighter than a unit burdened by batteries.
2. Hamilton Beach 74250 Electric Knife
If you are looking for an even cheaper deal, we would recommend the Hamilton Beach 74250 double serrated electric knife. It too comes with its own storage box, only this one is made of plastic so it does not look as good. The biggest difference between it and its big brother, the Hamilton Beach 74275R, is the fact that the Hamilton Beach 74250 uses a double blade configuration. It cuts just as easily through any type of meat, and it will cut perfectly thing slices of bread without crumbling the bread, so the only real problem with a double blade is the fact that you will have to wash it by hand as it is not dish washer safe. Otherwise the trigger is perfectly positioned and the body of the knife feels sturdy and well balanced in the hand.
3. Black & Decker EK700 Electric Knife
There is an alternative to the Hamilton Beach 74250 for a cheap yet sturdy electric knife and it comes from Black & Decker. The EK700 is a high quality double serrated knife that can cut through the toughest meat with ease. It does come with its own carrying case, alas, it is a plastic one, but if all you care is the quality of the cut, you will certainly be impressed by it. Of course the price, and the fact that it is made by Black & Decker, which is a guarantee of reliability, are the best features of this knife. However, there are other things to consider like the non slip handle of the knife, and the easy to remove blade system, and the fact that, although the blade itself is only 7 inches, because there is a 2 inch tang right in front of the handle, you can actually make 9 inches deep cuts.
4. Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife
At the other end of the price range from the Black & Decker you have the Cuisinart CEK-40 electric knife. Although we feel it is a bit too expensive to be our first choice, we do have to admit that you instantly get a feeling of high end quality from the moment you open the box. First of all, from a technical perspective, we have to admit that having a bread only blade and a meat blade, does greatly improve the cutting capabilities of the knife. Second, with the knife you get a butcher block holding tray that not only looks the part in any modern kitchen, but also makes using the knife that much easier on a day to day basis. It would be redundant at this point to mention that, of course, the blades are stainless steel, but the one thing we have to highlight is the fact that the workmanship that went into the manufacture of everything from the knife handle to the holding tray is of the very best quality.
5. Oster FPSTEK2803B Electric Knife
Finally, we had to also feature the Oster FPSTEK2803B electric knife because of its most interesting feature, the special cutting tip designed for hard to carve areas like the one close to the breast bone. It does come at a high end price and therefore both the workmanship and the accessories that come with the knife are exceptional. You do only get a single blade and a carving fork, but the carrying case does look very well indeed. The only question you have to ask yourself, if you are willing to spend this kind of money for an electric knife, is if you need to be able to cut very cleanly in those hard to carve areas that the Oster allows you to reach, or if you should go for the beautiful display case and different bread and meat blade system of the Cuisinart.