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Old 04-15-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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It works fine for us, but we have never done it any other way.
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I've never seen an electric that can cut as clean as a sharp knife, but thats just my opinion.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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we use an electric and have no problems with it.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:48 PM   #5
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I see both used here in N. Texas.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:26 PM   #6
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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!
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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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....
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:15 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:34 PM   #9
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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
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Can't beat a sharp 14" Forschner!
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:34 PM   #11
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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).
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:22 PM   #12
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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
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:01 AM   #13
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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
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I agree about the sharp knife....but the judges aren't supposed to be paying attention to the ring
They don't, it's all sub-conscious....
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:56 AM   #14
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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

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Old 04-17-2009, 01:55 PM   #15
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