An intelligent safety system will prevent the knife from starting unless the blade is installed correctly. Not only will it help avoid injuries but also it will prolong the knife's service life.
The power cable is a bit short.
Want your homemade dishes to look as appetising as those in restaurants and to be able to effortlessly cut anything from crunchy bread to frozen chicken? If so, an electric cutting knife from Daewoo will become your best cutting assistant for all sorts of cutting tasks. Safe, easy to use and a cinch to maintain, it's a perfect choice for any home kitchen.
Corded (180 watts)
~17-cm standard blade
Safety lock, Pressure-activated on/off button
The knife set includes a durable plastic case where you can neatly store the knife and two removable blades. This makes it convenient to carry it with you.
Relatively short cutting blades.
The VonShef 2000079 Carving Knife Set stands out for its premium quality design and ultimate safety of use. The included double switch prevents it from being damaged in the event of a drop as well as eliminates the risk of cuts.
Corded (150 watts)
~16-cm standard blade
~16-cm meat blade
Ergonomic handle, Storage case included
Dual safety switch, Pressure-activated on/off button
The cutting blade of this knife is made of durable stainless steel, so it will retain its initial sharpness and cutting performance during the whole service life. Also, it is rust-resistant and dishwasher-safe.
The light body is prone to stains.
Whether you need to cut beef, bread, or salad, the Russell Hobbs electric knife has you covered. With its long 203mm stainless steel serrated blade, it's capable of cutting through most ingredients perfectly, relieving your muscles from any excess pressure.
Corded (120 watts)
~16.5-cm standard blade
Safety lock, Pressure-activated on/off button
3 years (registration required)
An upgraded motor design with added isolation allows greatly reducing vibrations while cutting. Besides, the motor boasts an almost whisper-quiet operation.
The mid-power motor is not the best option for long cutting sessions.
If you need a robust electric knife to precisely cut meat, poultry and whatnot, this multipurpose model is the right way forward. It is fitted with additional freezer blades and can handle the toughest cutting tasks, making it a practical addition to any kitchen.
Corded (100 watts)
~17-cm standard blade
~17-cm frozen food blade
Safety lock, Pressure-activated on/off button
The knife set comes complete with a special coarse blade for frozen foods that will help you tackle not only frozen foods without defrosting but also hard-to-cut ingredients and even bones.
Little black grips on the handle might become loose over time.
With the Wahl James Martin ZX863X knife, you will be able to slice, dice and cut enormous amounts of food while putting in minimum time and effort. Using it is very easy, and it won't take long until you learn to cut even soft foods like a pro.
Corded (150 watts)
~17-cm standard blade
Ergonomic rubberised handle
Safety lock, Pressure-activated on/off button
Professional-grade Slicing Made Easy
Aesthetically pleasing meal look is as important as its taste. Wonder why your homemade carpaccio, creamy potato gratin, flavoursome ratatouille, or sweet apple pie don’t come out as appetising as in a restaurant? It’s time to stop fiddling with an ordinary knife, trying to get ideal uniform slices, and swap it to an electric knife from Daewoo that will help you precisely and almost effortlessly cut ingredients to thin perfection from the very first attempt.
A 180-watt motor this model comes fitted with packs enough punch to smoothly and flawlessly cut through soft and tough ingredients alike. Add to this a solid razor-sharp blade and you’ll get a cutter that will make a great job both on juicy fruit and freshly baked bread and on frozen foods. A dual blade with a finely serrated cutting edge will easily slice foods with different textures and densities without tearing fibrous meats, smashing soft cheeses or pressing puffy loaves. So, whether you need to make transparent thin prosciutto, salami, and Parmesan slices for meat and cheese platters, carve a duck on a festive table, or chop up a frozen chicken you’ve forgotten to take out from the freezer in advance, the Daewoo knife has enough power and strength behind it to perfectly cope with all those tasks. Besides, a 17-cm long blade makes it easy to slice larger food items without the need to precut them into smaller pieces.
High cutting performance aside, a good electric knife should be comfortable and easy to use and the Daewoo is no slouch in this concern as well. Distinguished by a well-balanced design with an ergonomically shaped handle, the tool will neatly fit into your palm, delivering firm and secure grip to cut with precision and without fatigue. Pretty lightweight and producing almost no vibrations even when cutting through tougher ingredients, it will cause no added strain to your wrist and let you make clean and fine cuts.
Reliable and Safe Cutting Assistant
With all the cutting force it draws, the Daewoo electric knife is a dependable and quality appliance that will become your reliable cutting assistant for years to come. A powerful motor is duly ventilated to ensure pretty long cutting sessions without overheat and a rugged blade made of first-grade steel won’t become blunt for long, all of this ensuring consistently high cutting performance during the whole unit lifespan. Besides, the blade is dishwasher safe, so, keeping it hygienically clean won’t be a problem at all.
To proceed, since an electric cutter has a high risk of injuries, especially for novices, this model comes complete with an intelligent safety system. It won’t let you activate the appliance unless the blade is installed correctly. And once you release the power button, the cutting action will stop immediately. Not only does it allow preventing cuts and injuries, but it also preserves the knife in a good serviceable condition and prolongs its service life.
To cut a long story short, the Daewoo electric knife is a powerful and practical cutter that will make an easy job out of numerous challenging cutting tasks. As such, it will come in handy in any home kitchen and will help you achieve professional-grade cutting excellence for serving restaurant-quality dishes.
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Safe and Versatile Cutter
If you love to throw parties and often accept guests, adding a good knife to your collection of kitchen tools is definitely a must. A case in point is the VonShef 2000079.
It goes without saying that electric knives are not created equal. But when it comes to this model, you are guaranteed to love it. Packing 150 watts of power, it effortlessly cuts through all types of meat while producing no nasty vibrations, making it easy to use even for those who use an electric knife for the first time. Plus, it doesn't tend to produce any noise, as is often the case with cheap knives, so you can cook even at night without worrying about disturbing your family.
Most electric knives are quite hefty and not convenient to hold. In this regard, the VonShef 2000079 is quite different. It comes with a pistol-like handle, offering a firm grip for total control over the cutting process, which helps minimise wrist twists and makes it comfy to use for everyone. To allow one-hand operation, the power button is placed right on the grip within your thumb reach.
However, the cutting performance is where this model shines. Coming with two different blades, it can accomplish a variety of cutting tasks without a hassle, no matter whether you cut bread or meat on the bone. You won't even need to thaw the meat in advance, as the blade can cut through both cooked and frozen meat equally well.
Suitable for Use on the Go
When it comes to safety, this knife is equipped with a dual safety switch that prevents accidental blade activation. As a result, unless you press two buttons at once, the cutting tool won't start, and there will be no risk of cutting your hands.
Another benefit that adds to this model is the plastic case included in the package. Not only does it allow you to safely and compactly store the power unit and two blades, but also it comes in handy for handling and transporting the knife when you need to take it with you.
Solidly built and functional, the VonShef electric knife with dual blades stands out from the crowd for its premium quality design, ultimate safety of use and amazing versatility.
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Russell Hobbs 13892
Affordable Cutting Excellence
If you cook a lot and have a big family, an electric knife will save you a lot of time and effort on cooking and food preparation. And though normally, these cutting tools are not a big investment, they still largely differ in price as well as in quality. So, for thrifty homeowners who seek high quality at an affordable price, we recommend turning their eyes to the Russell Hobbs electric knife.
Though the model comes fitted with a single blade, it won’t trail behind the dual-blade rivals in terms of cutting performance. An offset serrated blade consisting of two parts is designed to cut through softer and tougher foods with ease. And it really does so in practice. A 120-watt motor delivers enough force to effortlessly cut fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, and meat. With a bit lower power output, you might only need to additionally press the blade when carving some fibrous meat and poultry like duck, turkey or beef or slicing hard cheese types like Parmigiano, Pecorino, Grana-Padana, and Manchego. The blade won’t rip or tear the foods but ensure clean and uniform chunks, chops, and slices cut after cut. And the 16.5-cm blade is just the right size for cutting both smaller and larger food items.
An ergonomic grip and properly cooled motor make this model perfectly suitable for extensive use and long cutting sessions. Thanks to a pretty lightweight tool construction, you won’t feel wrist strain or arm fatigue while air vents located on both sides of the power unit ensure efficient air circulation to prevent the motor from overheating. So, when you have a lot of chopping, slicing, and cutting to be done, this Russell Hobbs electric knife will become your irreplaceable helper.
... and Quality
The cutting excellence aside, this model is a quality tool designed to serve you for a long time. Made of super-hard stainless steel, the blade will retain its initial sharpness and high cutting performance during the whole service life. Well-resistant to corrosion, it will show not even the slightest signs of rust over time and can be safely cleaned in a dishwasher to keep it hygienically clean after cutting raw meat or fish. Besides, the blade firmly attaches to the power unit and won’t wobble, get flimsy, or fall off when cutting at speed. Though made of plastic, the body is also strong and shatter-proof. Some users claim it is prone to staining, yet, it is very easy to clean by simply wiping it with a soft damp cloth.
All in all, the Russell Hobbs electric knife is a practical and affordable model suitable for active use that will help you accomplish all your cutting tasks times faster and come in handy in any home kitchen.
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With Cutting Precision in Mind
Food served in restaurants and grill bars always looks so appetising that you often can feel its amazing taste even without a bite. What’s the secret? More often than not, it’s the way this food has been sliced. Do you want to reach that kind of perfection? In that case, getting the Kenwood KN650 electric knife can be the right way forward.
While it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the more powerful the motor of the knife is, the better it is going to cut, the opposite is often true. This knife serves as proof. Although it incorporates a mid-range 100-watt motor, it gives you excellent control over the cutting process. Furthermore, it has a sharp, serrated 17cm blade that can effortlessly cut through the food of any texture, be it dense hard cheese, dryer fibrous meats, or fresh and soft porous bread loaves, allowing you to achieve flawless results. At the same time, thanks to its relatively lightweight design, it doesn’t strain your muscles, so even if you have to carve a whole turkey, you can do it quickly and easily.
With such cutting performance, this knife is a great option for home use, although it is not recommended for really long cutting sessions as its motor might start to overheat. If this happens, make sure to take some breaks to let the motor cool down.
As functional and high-performing as it is, the Kenwood electric knife is a well-thought-out model that is very convenient in use. It weighs only 740 grammes and has an ergonomic grip to prevent fatigue when cutting, carving or slicing for a prolonged time. Moreover, the set features a special blade for cutting frozen foods, making it possible to cut through the hardest ingredients without breaking a sweat.
Another merit worth mentioning is the upgraded motor design. It has added isolation that allows it to produce little to no vibration during operation. As a result, you can achieve almost perfect cutting precision. Additionally, the motor boasts quiet performance for your ultimate comfort.
In brief, if you want your foods to look appetising and perform a whole variety of cutting tasks without much elbow grease, you can’t go wrong with this Kenwood electric knife.
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Wahl James Martin ZX863X
Created by a Culinary Expert for Home Cooks
Professional chefs in luxury restaurants tackle an array of culinary tasks on a daily basis. Mastering numerous cooking techniques and food preparation methods, they use a variety of kitchen tools and gadgets and can turn ordinary foods into a culinary marvel. Hence, no one knows better what makes a good kitchen tool or appliance than a professional cook. Taking this into account, Wahl has created the whole series of kitchen appliances in collaboration with a professional chef and restaurant owner James Martin. The manufacturer paired its premium technologies and technical knowledge with the vast experience of the culinary expert to produce a collection of meticulously designed units that will fully meet all needs of the most demanding cooks. The Wahl electric knife is one of the units from this unique James Martin collection.
Like all other products from this range, the tool is distinguished by a comprehensible no-frills design and quality build for convenient operation, long-lasting use, and consistent cutting efficiency. Featuring a plastic body, the knife is lightweight and easy to handle. An On/off button and a blade safety release switch are located near the handle for convenient one-hand control. An ergonomically shaped handle with a rubber coating offers a comfortable and secure non-slip grip for making quick and precise cuts. Cutting blades are made of strong food-grade stainless steel to deliver high cutting performance and are removable to be easily cleaned in a dishwasher. A forceful 150-watt motor yields impressive power to cut through soft and delicate or hard and dense foods equally well.
Created with home kitchen needs in mind, the Wahl electric carving knife from James Martin collection will add convenience to any kitchen arsenal and become a perfect kitchen assistant both for a culinary enthusiast and for an occasional cook.
For All Types of Food
To help you out with all kinds of cutting tasks, this model comes complete with a set of two interchangeable blades. Both blades feature serrated edges yet differ by serration size and spacing to tackle soft or hard, fibrous, or porous foods. A standard blade with smaller and finer serrations is intended for cutting roasts, poultry, deli meats, breads, cheese, and creating thin vegetable and fruit slices. Meanwhile, a coarse blade with bigger serrations is specifically designed for frozen meat and hard foods. Both blades maintain sharpness for flawless cutting results saving you the need to sharpen them very often.
Whether you need to carve a whole-baked turkey for a festive meal, cut steaks out of frozen beef for a family dinner, or slice homemade ham for sandwiches, the Wahl electric knife will come in handy.
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What Is an Electric Knife?
No kitchen arsenal is complete without cutting tools. Any professional chef has a complete set of top-quality knives, each having its intended use. There is a separate knife for every culinary task, be it cutting bread, slicing cooked ingredients, carving meat, filleting fish, peeling and chopping fruit and vegetables, and more. However, in a domestic kitchen, most of us lack the skill of experienced cooks and seemingly simple and easy cutting tasks often turn out a real challenge. When cutting freshly baked crusty baguette, we get smashed lumps instead of uniform pieces and turn homemade ham into ragged chunks instead of thin slices, not to say that carving a turkey or duck can become a real disaster. Though, after some practising, you might improve your cutting skills, cutting tasks will still take a lot of your time and effort. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a single tool that will take the strain off cutting jobs, saving your peace of mind, and facilitating your kitchen chores? This is where such appliances as an electric knife and a fool slicer come in.
Resembling an ordinary chef knife, an electric knife has a built-in motor to actuate two identical blades riveted together that allows cutting all kinds of foods about 10 times faster as compared to a chef’s knife. Meanwhile, an electric food slicer is a kind of food cutting machine consisting of a fixed base and a rotating disc blade designed to make accurate cuts and offering a variable slicing thickness. Though these two devices look quite different, both are created to make cutting a variety of tough and soft foods times easier and always achieve fine cutting results.
Your electric knife will become even more efficient if you cut your foods on premium-quality cutting boards, while steak knives will give you an opportunity to fully enjoy the taste and flavour of juicy steaks of any doneness degree.
What Features to Compare
Electric knives fall into corded and cordless models. The first type will run as long as you need if there is an electric socket in the proximity. Corded electric knives are optimal for domestic use as well as for the use in cafes, restaurants, and even on fishing boats. Professional fishermen might clean and fillet fish all day long. Meanwhile, cordless knives will give you freedom of cutting foods whenever and wherever you need provided that the battery is fully charged. Here you should pay attention to the knife maximum continuous run time and the time needed for a full battery recharge.
When it comes to food slicers, these are more heavy-duty units that will always need the connection to the mains.
The performance of both an electric knife and a food slicer is determined by the blade quality and motor power. Thus, the higher the motor power is the larger variety of foods the tool will be able to tackle and the more precise cuts you will get. In general, an appliance with an engine yielding more than 100 Watts is enough for average home use.
In electric knives, some models come with a single multifunctional blade while others can have several detachable blades that differ not only in length and width but also in sharpening type and serration size to slice various foodstuff.
Electric food slicers feature round blades differing in diameter. There are models with pre-installed straight-edge blades, which will surely never let you down. However, slicers with serrated and undulated blades are considered more functional since they will work better for a wide range of firm ingredients. At the same time, it would be great to have an additional blade with a Teflon coating specifically designed for soft kinds of cheese to prevent sticking. Food slicers usually offer adjustable slicing thickness to handle a variety of culinary tasks.
Normally, electric knives are fitted with a blade release button for hassle-free blade change, while a carving fork will help fix the food on a plate or board and cut it into fine slices. Owing to a nice-looking storage block, you can place an electric knife on a countertop to have it at hand and add a stylish element to the kitchen interior. And if an electric knife comes with a storage case you can safely store it when not in use or take it with you wherever you might need it.
Usability features in food slicers include non-slip feet, an end piece food holder, and a supportive carriage smoothly moving along the rotating blade. For both devices, dishwasher-safe blades will make cleaning a breeze that is especially important when you have to cut some fatty or sticky foods.
Most manufacturers carefully design their products with an ultimate user safety in mind. Thus, thanks to a pressure-activated on/off the trigger, an electric knife will run only when you push the trigger button while a special mesh glove will protect your non-filleting hand from cuts. A safety lock will help avoid accidental knife activation if it somehow catches an eye of small kids who are fond of pressing and pushing buttons on different devices.
Meanwhile, a blade guard in a food slicer will protect user fingers from accidental cuts and non-skid feet will keep the machine securely in place.
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Maximise Your Kitchen Cutting Tools Performance
It seems there is nothing special about operating an electric knife or a food slicer. And it is really so since both cutting tools are designed to facilitate your food preparation tasks to the maximum. Then, why are there any complaints about non-uniform and inconsistent cutting results? To help you get the most out of your cutting appliances and always achieve the desired cutting results, below, we’ve summarized some essentials tips on proper cutting techniques.
Electric Knife Cutting Tips
One of the most popular uses of electric knives is to carve carcass meat like a wholly baked poultry. While you would carve a chicken pretty quickly, a whole turkey might become a real challenge even with an electric knife at hand. Use a carving fork to hold the turkey in place as you cut. Start carving by removing the legs. Never hurry and gently cut up to the ball joint to keep the skin intact and prevent uneven cuts. When you cut both legs and thighs, separate the meat from the joints, cut it into fine slices and proceed with the wings following the same procedure. Then, you can carve the breasts. Start by separating the meat at the breastbone and moving carefully down along the ribs. Carefully slice the breast meat and place it on the platter together with the meat from other parts.
Though it’s not recommended using electric knives to saw through tough bones (as this might cause motor overheat and malfunctions), an electric knife will come in handy when it comes to stripping the bones and removing a thick membrane for achieving a tender and more favoured meat.
When using an electric knife for filleting fish, choose the blade size that will meet a cutting task at hand. For smaller fishes such as crappie or sunfish, select thinner and smaller blades, while larger blades will work better on larger fish such as sheepshead, redfish, or black drum.
To easily slice a loaf of fresh bread, chill it in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.
When cutting frozen meat, point your knife from yourself as you cut and go slow to prevent motor overheating.
Electric Food Slicer Cutting Tips
You will slice raw meat much easier if you chill it in advance. If you need to slice meat or fish with uneven texture, it’s recommended to partially freeze it in order to smoothly cut through meat fibres.
Due to their softness, most cheeses are pretty difficult to cut. When you slice cheese, it needs to be cold, especially if you want really thin slices. It’s better to use a special Teflon coated blade to prevent sticking or you can wet a standards blade before cutting.
Fruit and vegetables should be free from hard seeds that can cause damage to the slicer.
If the food item you are going to cut extends over the slicer, cut it first down to the slicer size to ensure stability and steadiness for convenient and uniform cutting.
Mowing an ingredient towards the blade, apply steady pressure with the food pusher to obtain uniform slices.
Always use a proper blade for the cutting tasks at hand. Thus, a straight-edged blade is appropriate when you need to make paper thin slices such as ham for prosciutto, veal for carpaccio, or fish for sushi. Meanwhile, a serrated blade will work better for fibrous foods, hard ingredients, and bread.
Q: Do I really need an electric knife/ food slicer?
A: In general, an electric knife or a food slicer is a truly helpful appliance that will come in handy in any kitchen. Created to facilitate cutting, both appliances make times a more efficient and convenient alternative to a regular knife and even can replace several different knives in your kitchen tools arsenal and they both offer their own benefits. Still wonder which one is better for you? An electric knife will work better for smaller families with less food preparation to do. Besides, it’s a great choice for concise kitchens since it won’t take much storage space in your drawer than a regular knife. Meanwhile, an electric food slicer will become a helpful kitchen assistant for bigger families with a variety of cutting tasks and culinary needs to manage every day. It will help you slice deli-quality meats and cheeses, easily cut roasts into perfect steaks, and save your time and efforts on preparing food for freezing or dehydration. The only aspect you should take into consideration is that a food slicing machine will take some space on your countertop but eventually, it will fully pay off with a number of conveniences.
Q: Can I cut raw meat with an electric knife/ food slicer?
A: You can use an electric knife to cut through raw meat if it’s about portioning or quartering a chicken, beef, pork, or lamb carcass. However, an electric knife is not the best option for slicing raw meats since two blades provide a kind of sawing action and would chew up the meat rather than slice it. Food slicers, vice versa, can slice even raw meats into almost transparent slices.
Q: Can I cut frozen foods with an electric knife/ food slicer?
A: Some models of electric knives come fitted with separate blades specifically sharpened and serrated to tackle hard and frozen ingredients. When it comes to electric food slicers, initially they are not meant for cutting frozen foods. Though most models will cope with frozen salami or frozen veggies, it’s better to refrain from slicing deeply frozen ingredients with a food slicer since the blades will wear out and get blunt much quicker.
Q: Do I need to sharpen electric knife/ food slicer blades?
A: Commonly, it is considered that electric knife blades don’t need or even can’t be sharpened since most electric knives tend to have serrated edges. But it is not quite so. Serrated blades really stay sharp for longer as compared to straight edge ones. Yet, as any other blades, they will get dull after multiple uses and will require sharpening. It’s worth saying that sharpening a serrated blade is pretty meticulous work because you will have to sharpen each serration separately. You can do it by yourself using a sharpening rod, leave it to professional, or simply replace the blade with a new one.
Electric food slicer blades need regular sharpening as well, if you want to maintain the unit optimal cutting performance. Once you see cutting results quality decreasing, you can use a sharpening stone or a special sharpener to restore the blade cutting ability.
Q: How should I clean my electric knife/ food slicer?
A: To keep your electric knife or food slicer cutting performance, regular cleaning is a must. A basic recommendation is to wash the blades using warm soapy water. From time to time, it is also necessary to clean the blades in a sanitising solution, especially if you often cut meat. This will help remove harmful bacteria and germs.
Q: Are electric knife/ food slicer blades dishwasher safe?
A: Some models come with dishwasher-safe blades that will facilitate cleaning a lot. Always check manufacturer instructions on cleaning.
Q: Should I clean my electric knife/ food slicer between cutting different ingredients?
A: If you cut different types of ready-to-eat foods such as deli meats or cheese, there is no need to clean your knife or food slicer in between. However, if you cut raw or partially cooked meats, intermediate cleaning is recommended.
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