When buying an electric knife, there are many factors you need to consider if you want to buy the best.
Of course, there are many blades on the market and selecting one is not so difficult, but you may not also be safe from the detested consumer remorse 'after buying a wrong product'.
Therefore, to aid you in your quest to select an electric knife and avoid buyer remorse, we come up with the following features:
The length of your knife is the single most important feature you have to look at. Buy a knife that is too short and you won't be able to cut certain items. Buy one that is too long and you may find it difficult to store or control while cutting. Most knives come in diverse length but the sweet spot lies between 7" to 10".
Looking at most of the electric knives out there, most are similar in terms of their power consumption and capabilities. Some are energy efficient while others are not. You want to ensure that the product you are buying is not only efficient in consumption of electricity but also powerful enough that it can cut through any item you throw at it.
This is not very important and can be seen as a luxury. However, it may be very important to you if you want your new piece of equipment to stand tall and match the rest of the item in your kitchen. Although this is a great addition to the whole package, it may only be economical if it comes with product. If you have to pay extra for it, you may want to overlook this.
This is largely dependent on whether you have a bigger or smaller hand. If you have a bigger hand, it is natural to anticipate a heavier unit. However, a lighter model will be the most suitable if you have smaller hands or you are buying for your wife. Note that the weight of the knife does not necessarily affect performance.
Naturally, an electric knife should last you a long time if you adopt proper maintenance. However, no one can deny the usefulness of a good warranty. A good warranty is actually a sign of good customer service as it allows you enough time to use and experiment with the product to spot any defect so you can return it for a replacement or refund. Since most units come with 1-2 year warranty, ensure you buy one that is covered with this.
When choosing an electric knife, it is important that you consider the items you want to cut, the frequency of use and your hands. If you are only going to be cutting loaves of bread or other soft items, you don't need a knife with whistles and bells; neither do you need something that is very powerful.
And if you are only going to be using it once in a while such as during an important occasion, you should proberly get an affordable model. We have created a list of reviewed all the better models on the market here.