Electric Knives – the mighty knives that are ruling the market these days. I bet you are planning to buy one as well because you’re here, but why do we actually prefer buying them over other knives these days? Any idea?
Advance apology to vegans, but we all love meat, don’t we? But it gets very tough and frustrating to cut proper meat pieces and carve out that perfect Turkey on Thanksgiving. Followed up by the positive events, you must have also heard that they are loud, expensive and they clog up your kitchen drawer. Is this the truth? Let’s find out.
Are They Really Expensive?
We checked out on amazon about the value of knives, we found that even for a regular good quality knife, an amount of $10-$15 was pretty normal and deserving. Whereas the electric knives had a starting range of $11 elevating to $200. But, the best knife that we recommend personally costs just $17. Therefore, a few extra bucks spent for good quality and energy-saving equipment cannot be tagged as “expensive” at all.
Let’s have a look at some of the Top Rated Electric Knives:
Black & Decker EK500B
Let’s introduce you to our personal favorite knife first to save your time. We read about many knives, but we still couldn’t rank up any of the knives above this one. It is one of the quietest, most comfortable knives to handle and unbeatable at the performance. This is something we would personally buy when we need one. Even if your hands are greasy due to chicken gravy or any other cause, you would still be able to hold it comfortably due to its round handle.
Also, this knife makes negligible to absolutely no vibrations when in use which offers an impeccable grip and prevents the knife from slipping. It is the best electric knife under $20 which makes no trouble to your wallet either.
- 9-Inch Long Stainless Steel Blades for easy cutting.
- Comfortable grip due to round handle.
- Safety Lock Button.
- Unlocks blade very easily.
- 2-year warranty.
- Includes knife stand.
- It Can be used for meats, cheese, bread, crafts hassle-free.
- Not so impressive built design.
- Challenging to wash.
We almost love everything about the knife, except for its washing mechanism. The manufacturer mentions that it is “easy to wash” which is not very true. Also, we don’t hate the design, but it could have been better so you cannot really count it on as a flaw. Overall, we love it, it’s worth buying and highly recommendable.
Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife
This is one of our expensive choices but we believe that it serves the purpose pretty well and it’s worth every penny you spend over it. The handle is very comfortable to hold and it can easily cut meat and beef without leaving those cooking hickeys over your palm. And if someone tells you that electric knives clog up their kitchen drawers, don’t wait to rub this knife their face because it comes with a proper wooden block in which you can properly store all the knives in it without any hassle or mess.
It can also lock up on the block, which prevents it from falling. Also, for easy cleaning and washing, the blades are 100% dishwasher safe. Also, it comes with a One-touch pressure-activated on/off trigger which leaves us with no reason why not to buy it if you can extend your budget.
- Powerful Carving Blade.
- Rust-proof blades made of stainless steel.
- Woodblock storage tray.
- Perfectly designed comfortable handle.
- Available in variants of 1 blade/1 bland and carving fork/2 blades.
- 3-year warranty.
- Easy to clean.
- Boon for Thanksgiving Turkey.
- Holding down the “On” button gets a bit tiresome.
It is one of the most premium quality knives which comes with a heavy price tag but with a promise of durability and convenience. Unlike the other electric knives, it can be washed easily and is dishwasher safe. Its feature of a safety lock and powerful motor makes it one of the wise choice.
American Angler PRO Professional Grade Electric Fillet Knife
We’ve included this knife exclusively for fish lovers and fishermen because it can be quite a task to cut off fish in a proper and diligent way. Large fishes like salmon give out a tough competition to chop, therefore this knife provides a competitive torque to bear with the issue.
This knife is designed for heavy-duty use and hence it can work for long hours non-stop. This is one of the reasons why we recommend this to meat, loaf or fish shop owners or slaughterhouses. It comes with an 8-foot cord which makes it convenient to use even if the plug is quite far away. Followed by the cord, it also has an 8-inch curved hollow ground blade which makes it one heck of a professional knife that you won’t regret buying.
- It gives 2X torque than any other heavy-duty knife.
- It is highly durable.
- 4X life span.
- 2-year warranty.
- Easy to hold – no hand cramps.
- Extremely powerful with 100 volts of power.
- The trigger switch is tough to deal with.
- Even if you leave the knob, the knife is still on which can be dangerous.
We recommend this knife to the meat, fish shops who deal with the cutting on a regular basis and heavy amount. This knife is extremely powerful and durable but it can be a bit dangerous due to its power button, and therefore we do not recommend this to usual households until or unless you can hold it carefully.
Cuisinart Cordless Smart Stick
Coming to the point without any technical rubbish – we included this knife due to its multipurpose capacity. So-called kitchen managers face a hard time collecting and managing so many electrical gadgets and devices for different purposes and hence we really feel that this one gadget can wrap up all your shitty mess into one gadget. Smart, isn’t it?
This is something more than just an electric knife, it is a rechargeable cordless stick which can do more than just slicing. Although, you just get 20 minutes of run time with a single charge that seems pretty enough. It works as an electric knife, a blender, a food chopper, and a whisk, which means if you plan to buy it, you’ll be using it frequently which justifies its price tag. We already pay a handsome amount for the electric knife, why not push it up a bit and get solutions to our multiple cooking issues?
- It operates at five different speeds.
- It comes with a soft-sided zippered case for its components to not mess around your kitchen.
- It has a power handle with a stainless steel deco plate.
- It includes electric knife attachment with an automatic lock,
- It comes with a 2 cup chopper with a stainless steel blade.
- It comes along with the chef’s whisk.
- Already gifted with 4 cup measuring cups.
- Trigger buttons are a bit cumbersome.
- The Safety switch is poorly designed.
We loved its multitasking capacity, but the only thing that stops us to rate it as the best choice is its safety arrangements. Even though, it promises a safety switch, its prone to injury due to two-button design which needs to be pressed with the same hand. Some of the users believe its a design flaw, yet some of the users claim to love its design – therefore it depends on the individual person how he would see it. Personally, we would highly recommend this if you don’t have blender, chopper and you are looking forward to buying it.
Hamilton Beach Electric Knife 74275R
Are you wondering about what’s special in it? Well, it comes with a carving fork which can be extremely useful with a knife. The carving fork plays a vital role to keep your hand safe while carving out slices and it also helps to serve the sliced pieces. Its blade is 7 inches long – which to be honest is a bit shorter than other listed options but it’s still enough for the bread and meats.
- High Quality.
- Blades are easy to detach for storage and washing.
- Easy to Control – extra thin slices can easily be carved out.
- Includes a storage case – to keep all parts together.
- Inconvenient for people with tiny hands
- Impossible to operate from greasy hands.
Although everything about this knife is great, it can be quite a bit challenging to use it with slippery or greasy hands. If you buy this, you are not compromising with the quality for sure but you still have to be careful while using it. It is one of the most powerful knives available in the market and it can be washed without any hassle, unlike the other knives. It does not clog up your kitchen drawer and does not put a dent in your wallet either.
There are a number of Knives available on the amazon which can be a good choice – but we’ve handpicked a few to make it easy for you. We don’t believe that electric knives are any expensive expense, rather we believe that its one-time investment for smart buyers. Just pick the right one as per your needs and we are sure that you won’t regret.