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Longo1908
01-10-2014, 01:59 PM
Anyone recommend a good electric knife?

ShencoSmoke
01-10-2014, 02:47 PM
The Cuisinart CEK-40 seems to be a standard for many, it is $50 at about any retailer but sometimes you can catch it on sale at amazon. If you see it on sale, buy 2. Comps are tough on these things, grease, rough handling, etc. Mine made it through one season and did well, I'm thinking if I make it through 2 I will be lucky.

Slamdunkpro
01-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Another vote for the Cuisinart and a BIG 'nother vote for buy 2. Biggest flaw with the CEK-40 is the drive gear assembly is plastic and can snap.

BogsBBQ
01-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Yeah, what they said. Just wish they were more rugged. Trying to convince them to come out with barbecue "field" model...

TailGateJoecom
01-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Another vote for the Cuisinart and a BIG 'nother vote for buy 2. Biggest flaw with the CEK-40 is the drive gear assembly is plastic and can snap.

Same here. Unless you are confident in clean slicing by hand, do not go to a comp with only 1.

sdbbq1234
01-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Good thread.

Ok, so I am looking for another electric knife as well.

Regarding the Cuisinart CEK-40, why do you all like this better than others?

I ask as the reviews on Amazon are not tht good.

Thanks.

wallace

jaestar
01-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Mine lasted about 40 comps. It still worked but the multiple drops cracked the housing enough that I was afraid of getting shocked.

EverettBBQ
01-10-2014, 07:32 PM
I used a electric knife once. :confused:
Look what happened.
I only use a VERY sharp knife. :clap2::clap2:
I have a Chefs Choice Model 130 Professional Sharpening Station to keep my knifes RAZER sharp:thumb:

jaestar
01-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Good thread.

Ok, so I am looking for another electric knife as well.

Regarding the Cuisinart CEK-40, why do you all like this better than others?

I ask as the reviews on Amazon are not tht good.

Thanks.

wallace

The cuts are very clean with it. It is a lot faster than hand slicing for me. I have no complaints about it.

sdbbq1234
01-11-2014, 08:31 PM
The cuts are very clean with it. It is a lot faster than hand slicing for me. I have no complaints about it.

Jaestar,
Can I ask how long you have used yours? One on the big complaints on amazon is that is doesn't last very long before breaking.

Thanks.

wallace

Longo1908
01-11-2014, 11:53 PM
Anybody use anything else ? I'd rather buy a reliable knife for more money then buy 2 knives because the break.

Longo1908
01-11-2014, 11:54 PM
Anybody use anything else ? I'd rather buy a reliable knife for more money then buy 2 knives because the break.

jaestar
01-12-2014, 01:23 AM
Jaestar,
Can I ask how long you have used yours? One on the big complaints on amazon is that is doesn't last very long before breaking.

Thanks.

wallace


My first one lasted 40 comps plus practice cooks. I dropped it one too many times and the housing broke. Obviously not the knife's fault. It was still going strong, just didn't feel safe using it. I would guess I sliced around 70 briskets, 250 racks of ribs and 180 pork butts with it.

robbq
01-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Why use an electric instead of a sharp regular knife? Is it a lot faster?

Diesel Dave
01-12-2014, 09:37 AM
Yes and also easier to make thin, clean slices in the crunch time

sdbbq1234
01-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Why use an electric instead of a sharp regular knife? Is it a lot faster?

Sometimes, it is easier to use the electrice knife. We use both brisket slicing knife and electric knife when doing comps.

wallace