When it comes to sliding chicken, prepping tomatoes, or cutting down your potatoes into measured halves, you know the importance of a good knife. However, not all knifes are created equal.
With an electric knife, you have more convenience when cutting and you never have to worry about cutting into any foot item or the need to sharpen your knife.
With two dedicated blades that lock into the handle, electric knives offer you a rapid way of chopping down even those hard items.
When you have used a hand mixer before, you can see the similarity with this item. They often come with two blades with serrated edges that lock into the machine and sometimes together to create security and a safe grip.
Once installed, these blades go back and forth and very suitable for sliding turkey or other solid items with rapidness you can't find on an ordinary knife. They are also offered with smoother edges as opposed to the serrated edges and are suitable for cutting nice, clean slices of bread from whole loaves.
Choosing between these two is informed by your cutting needs. If you are going to be cutting down whole poultry products more often, you need the model with serrated edges but if your fortress is in slicing loaves of bread, you need one with a smoother cutting surface.
And if you have fishermen as friends or you are one yourself, you can get a dedicated knife for preparing your fish.
There are many fillet knifes that are more than 5 inches long with cordless alternatives that offers a fisherman an opportunity to prepare the fishes on site before bringing them home.
These knifes also offer those accurate, intricate cuts that are necessary for a neat job when prepping your fishes.
If you are going with the cordless version, make sure you are sure of the reliability of the batteries as it's what you will be relying on every time you want to use the device.
Moreover, you can prevent the batteries from stopping immaturely when you charge them fully before using them for the first time. If you choose the corded version, make sure it comes with a swivel cord that is at least 3 feet long.
This will ensure you are not exposed to electrocution hazard that comes with products with these feature but that is completely eliminated in a cordless unit.
If you are safety conscious, you will not be left out as there are models with lots of safety features that you can look into. Some models have locking triggers that prevents children from using these knives as they require a firmer grip and a bigger hand.
Some might even be difficult to operate if you have smaller hands so take care to select one that you can grip. Another thing to do when you are buying an electric knife is to ensure you get a device that holds the blades tightly together when you cut.
Apart from getting juiced when cutting food items, this device may cause serious damage to food proteins or the blades when food items stuck in the hole as the two blades rapidly moves. If you are only going to be cutting fruits and vegetables, this might not be a concern though.