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Unread 12-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Electric knife revisited.

The recent thread about electric knives, reminded me I bought one at a garage sale about 3 years ago, thinking I would use it to slice brisket at competitions. It turned out that I did not care for the marks it left on the slices so I never used it again.

Anyway I dug it out cleaned it up and tried slicing some ham, as it turned out I decided it was not for me, manly because I did not like the way it jitters and shakes in my hand. This is a Black and Decker and when I could get it to slice on the spot I wanted, it did ok but it was very hard to control, will not likely use it again.

Knowing that because of the reciprocating action of the blades I expected some movement but this is excessive to me and wonder it they all are like this, or are there better brands with a smother action. Do you have this problem or is it just mine. I really don't see the benefit in using one if you have a good knife.
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We use a Cuisinart in comps for ribs, pork and brisket. We have 4 180s in brisket, so marks haven't been an issue. I had a B&D and it is not even close to the quality of the Cuisinart.
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I use a Piranha from Mister Twister. It is specificly designed for cleaning salt water game fish, but does a great job on just about anything. It is much faster than a standard electric and has curved blades like a filet knife. It is a turkey's worst knightmare.
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I have the Rappala cordless. It only has 2 sets of serated blades and not one like a bread knife. It leaves marks I dont like.
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I use the electric knife linked below and absolutely love it. I use it in competition for brisket.



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I have one I got for slicing bread. Does a great job on that, but haven't used it for much else. Can't remember what brand it is, but it was fairly cheap.
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I use the electric knife linked below and absolutely love it. I use it in competition for brisket.

Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife: Amazon.com: Home & Kitchen
That's the one!
For what it's worth that's what Myron uses and I think Trigg uses one also.
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A very good...very sharp knife is all you need. It will cost more than the electric knives. JMO.
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A very good...very sharp knife is all you need. It will cost more than the electric knives. JMO.
I think I will have to agree, unless I found one of the better ones at a sale, I would rather put my money on a better knife even if a bit more.
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Same one I use at comps.

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I use the electric knife linked below and absolutely love it. I use it in competition for brisket.

Cuisinart CEK-40 Electric Knife: Amazon.com: Home & Kitchen
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I tried one several years ago, and wound up at the emergency room for stitches!! Went home and threw it in the trash. Never again.
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