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nikinik
04-15-2009, 02:15 PM
Does anyone use an electric knife to slice their meat? If so how's it working for you?

We have considered it..but I'm leary. I'm thinking you'd get a much nicer and cleaner cut using just a sharp knife. But I told hubby I'd ask anyway.

Captain Caveman
04-15-2009, 02:19 PM
It works fine for us, but we have never done it any other way.

House
04-15-2009, 02:20 PM
I've never seen an electric that can cut as clean as a sharp knife, but thats just my opinion.

QueTPiesBBQ
04-15-2009, 02:34 PM
we use an electric and have no problems with it.

thillin
04-15-2009, 02:48 PM
I see both used here in N. Texas.

chad
04-15-2009, 03:26 PM
Some swear by them, some swear at them!

I use a sharp knife and have never been a fan of the electric knife, however that it MY hangup.

As a judge I've seen several brisket boxes that were obviously cut with an electric knife and had the spiffy "wavy" look. I don't think anyone at my table marked it down, but we definately talked about it later!

Divemaster
04-15-2009, 03:46 PM
I've seen some use it on brisket & Ribs... I don't like the way the slices come out for briskets, ribs I didn't notice the waves....

Mike - CSBBBQ
04-15-2009, 08:15 PM
My hands shake so much, went from a sharp knife to an electric knife as makes it easier for me and end up with more consitent slices.

sampson
04-15-2009, 08:34 PM
My vote is for the sharp knife, at least for brisket. I think the wavy line distracts the judges attention from your juicy, perfectly ringed meat... jmo

River City Smokehouse
04-15-2009, 10:35 PM
Can't beat a sharp 14" Forschner!

TN_BBQ
04-16-2009, 03:34 PM
Why can't you have a sharp electric knife? Can't you sharpen their blades?

My suggestion is to give it a try and go with what works for you. I suspect you can borrow an electric knife from almost anybody (or pick one up for $20).

Stoke&Smoke
04-16-2009, 05:22 PM
My vote is for the sharp knife, at least for brisket. I think the wavy line distracts the judges attention from your juicy, perfectly ringed meat... jmo

I agree about the sharp knife....but the judges aren't supposed to be paying attention to the ring:wink:

Divemaster
04-17-2009, 09:01 AM
My vote is for the sharp knife, at least for brisket. I think the wavy line distracts the judges attention from your juicy, perfectly ringed meat... jmo

I agree about the sharp knife....but the judges aren't supposed to be paying attention to the ring:wink:
They don't, it's all sub-conscious....

Goose
04-17-2009, 11:56 AM
An electric "knife" is actually a saw.

A good sharp knife is a joy to use and a pleasure to own.

Here is some knife pron (http://korin.com/site/home.html)

Some good starter knives (http://korin.com/Brands/Tojiro_2)

Dale P
04-17-2009, 01:55 PM
We use both.

Cigarbque
04-17-2009, 07:42 PM
An electric "knife" is actually a saw.

A good sharp knife is a joy to use and a pleasure to own.

Here is some knife pron (http://korin.com/site/home.html)

Some good starter knives (http://korin.com/Brands/Tojiro_2)

Jim, thank you for the link. Very cool stuff.

SmokeInDaEye
04-17-2009, 08:51 PM
An electric "knife" is actually a saw.

A good sharp knife is a joy to use and a pleasure to own.

Here is some knife pron (http://korin.com/site/home.html)

Some good starter knives (http://korin.com/Brands/Tojiro_2)

Those are awesome! I need to get a good japanese knife soon, just need to find the right handle. For contests, I use a long, sharp, slicing knife. Quick, clean and fast. Too much potential for tearing with an electric knife.