Electric Knife Recommendations Needed

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by kokopuffs, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. kokopuffs

    kokopuffs

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    Hi to all and tia.

    I need recommendations for an electric knife that will be for slicing a slab of bacon into strips. The problem is with the rind: sometimes it's too hard to slice using a typical chef's knife.
     
  2. kimmie

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    I don't think an electric knife will be useful for slicing a slab of bacon. What you need is a meat slicer. There are various price ranges. I would recommend a professional one. Seems I'm not the only one of that opinion. Check the following:

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    Kenwood meat slicer
     
  3. kokopuffs

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    Kimmie:

    At this forum awhile back I inquired as to which meat slicer I should get for doing bacon slabs about every other month. Some one posted (I'll paraphrase): get an electric knife, trust me on this one.

    Keep in mind the frequency of usage and the size of a slab of bacon.
     
  4. mezzaluna

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    I've used and owned several electric knives over the years, and my impression is that a build-up of fat would accumulate between the blades as they shuffle back and forth. I could imagine having to stop frequently to clean the blades. But I do see your problem; a hard rind would make uniform, thin slicing difficult. Is there a reason you would want the rind to remain on the slices? Or could your problem be helped by removing the rind from the whole flitch before slicing?
     
  5. kokopuffs

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    Mezz.:

    Rind removal is a pain, too.

    Also, I thought that electric knives used only one blade instead of two that goes back and forth.
     
  6. kimmie

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    I still stand by my meat slicer. Once you own one, you will tempted to slice a lot more than bacon slabs, trust ME on this one! :)
     
  7. mezzaluna

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    Kokopuffs, both of the electric knives I've owned (one Hamilton Beach, the other Sunbeam, I believe) had two blades moving in turn. If there were an electric knife that had a single blade, that would address the clogging problem.

    Are you on good terms with a butcher or deli that would consent to slice the bacon for you, either free or for a modest charge?