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      01.05.2013 04:25
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      A great value electric knife - no excuse now to have to have that 2nd piece gateaux to save waste

      =Argos Electric Knife=

      I also feel like I should be saying I love gadgets, but I only buy things that I know that I'm going to use, (even if it is occasionally - that is what I am sticking to!!)

      The one thing that really bugs me is carving fresh bread, the one end looks like a doorstep, the other that thing it looks like lace, doesn't matter what knife I use, so when I saw this electric carving knife at £9.99 at Argos - sold........

      =Blades=
      The knife comes with four blades, - you actually use two blades at the same time, the first two are the standard blades, such as for cutting bread and meat, the 2nd set of blades are for frozen food, which is great as for £9.99 I really didn't expect to see the frozen blades included.

      =The Unit=
      The unit contains the motor, this is solid white plastic, it is strong, but not heavy to hold.

      =To Use=
      Slot in which set of blades of you need, then plug the knife into the electricity, I will be honest and say it does get a bit of getting use to and the first few times of cutting bread (my trial) was a bit hit and miss, but once I got use to the feel of the knife, how the blades worked, everything was fine.

      =frozen=
      Not just cutting a joint of meat, but sometimes when I buy a frozen gateaux and its a bigger one that what I need, I can just pull it out of the freezer, cut off what I need, leave this to defrost then pop the remainder back in the freezer for when I need it.

      =sharpening=
      The blades are self sharpening on the knife.


      To use the knife you just need to slot the blades into the unit and they slot in easily and when in are secure.
      When I press the button the knife does vibrate quite intensely and it does take a steady hand to be able to accurately cut food. For instance with meat if I don't concentrate and really hold my hand steady the blades just zip through the meat and cut off slices which are too thick.

      =Eject the blades=
      You press the eject button and then put the blades in the sik and wash them.

      =Guarantee=
      The knife is guaranteed for two years.

      =Would I recommend=
      I would highly recommend this knife, its excellent value, easy to use, and literaly has a 1001 uses in the house.

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      18.01.2013 22:38
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      Low price, high effectiveness

      I am a big fan of the Argos branded products. Generally, the low price does not mean a compromise on quality. This electric knife is no exception.

      The knife comes with two pairs of blades for cutting different types of meat. I have cut chicken, beef, pork, turkey and all sorts of other meats using this knife and it handles most of them with ease. I did have some slight trouble with a few joints of beef which I tried to cut, however this does not always happen and therefore could be that them joints were a bit tougher / gristlier than the others and therefore a bit of trouble is understandable. The knife did still manage to cut through these joints but it wasn't as smooth as usual and it took a little bit more effort. Usually however, the cut is very smooth and clean and is done in seconds.

      The knife itself has a fairly cheap plastic case as do many of the other Argos branded appliances however this isn't really an issue as long as you don't wedge it in a cupboard or purposely try to break it. During everyday use the casing will be as good as any other.

      I actually prefer this knife to many others. Mainly because of the large handle. I have quite large hands and therefore struggle when the "hand hole" on some appliances are too small. However this "hand hole" is quite a bit bigger than other models and therefore is perfect for me and makes handling it far better.

      Cleaning the knife is very easy as the only thing which requires cleaning is the blades which detach easily and are dishwasher safe. However you can also hand-wash it is you wish.

      This is probably the lowest cost electric knife you can find on the high street and most likely far from the worst.

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      13.04.2012 06:37
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      A very useful kitchen tool

      These are one of those kitchen tools that are hidden away and only come out once in a blue moon, but when they do you realise how good they are at their job.

      This electric kitchen knife is part of the Argos value range, so it won't win any prises for it's looks. It's a very basic looking all White device but there is one thing that makes it stand out more so than most other kitchen knives and it's the main reason I would recommend this one over more expensive models. Its the ugly looking handle at the top of the knife. Yes it may be ugly but it makes carving meat and slicing bread so much easier than the standard handle that you will find on most models. The over sized handle is reminiscent to that of a hedge trimmer. It allows me so much more control over the direction of the blades. Plus and this is a BIG plus, the higher the handle the further away my fingers are from the extremely sharp, fast moving blades.

      This only cost ten pounds, and was purchased in Argos of course. We bought this around two years ago and it is still working as if it were new. This knife has been tested over the years from having to cut through cremated meat to cutting through frozen meat and it is perfect at its easiest job, cutting freshly baked bread. Everyone that has ever baked bread will know how hard it is to cut when it is still warm and at its tastiest. Use any other knife other than an electric one and you end up with a squashed lump of dough. This just glides through it and with the large handle and the control it allows me, I can have my slices as thick or as wafer thin as I like. 

      Their are two sets of blades included in the box, they are the two standard blades for your everyday carving needs and then there are the two stronger blades for the harder tasks such as cutting through hard as a rock, frozen foods. The long blades just click into the front of the machine. Then there is a button to make them begin to move. They go forwards and backwards mimicking the cutting movement you would do yourself.

      There is another button to remove the blades from the unit. They then can be washed in warm soapy water and left to dry or like my mum you can just pop them in the dishwasher. The reason I say that is I can not remember if the blades are dishwasher safe but my mum has washed them many, many times in the dishwasher and they still look and work great.

      This cuts like a dream and makes carving in all its forms much easier.
      It may not win any prizes for its looks but it get top marks from me for its performance and price.

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      20.03.2012 11:56
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      When I moved into my first house kitchen items at this low price were a godsend as my partner and I

      When I moved into my first house kitchen items at this low price were a godsend as my partner and I could not afford anything fancy. However 4 years later I have a new kitchen and I am more financially comfortable and so have started to replace items in the kitchen. When cleaning out the kitchen cupboards I came across this electric knife which I have probably used about 5-7 times since I brought it.

      I brought the knife from Argos for £10 with the intention of using it to cut up Sunday roasts easily. Now my lack of using it wasn't down to my lack of cooking Sunday dinners, but the fact that I found a hand held knife easier and quicker to use then this electric one.

      The knife came in a white box and was wrapped in plenty of layers of plastic to avoid any accidents with the sharp blades. The hand held knife is bulky and rather on the heavy side but it's not too difficult to hold. It came with 2 sets of blades one for cutting up cooked meat and another set for cutting up frozen food. The knives are easy to clean and I have put them through the dishwasher a few times and not had any negative results from doing this.

      The first time I used the knife I found it difficult to cut in a straight line as it was difficult to hold the meat in one place whilst holding the rather heavy knife in one hand. This means that I usually resulted in putting the electric knife down and using a regular knife.

      So the pros of the item are the price and that it comes with 2 years cover. The cons are that it's heavy, loud and due to its bulky size it doesn't fit snugly in all drawers. I would say this knife is only worth buying if you really can't afford anything else. Or if you find using a regular hand held knife easy enough when cutting up food, I wouldn't bother getting a electric knife at all as it just sits in the back of the cupboard.

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      24.02.2012 09:41
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      Good value electric knife

      I am a big fan of value products when it comes to items which are not necessarily going to be put on show. I don't see the point in paying a lot of money for a basic item especially for the kitchen just because it might look nice when it is going to spend most of the time at the back of a drawer or cupboard.

      I bought my electric carving knife from Argos for £9.99 instead of spending double or even triple that on a brand name one. My reasoning being that I wouldn't be using it every day so why spend a fortune on one.

      The base containing the motor to work the knife is made from a white solid plastic and is nice and solid and has a good heavy feel to it. It isn't uncomfortable to hold but it does feel heavy and solid enough to not feel flimsy or toy like.

      It has slots for two blades at a time and comes with four blades. Two standard blades and two blades for cutting frozen food with. I didn't realise that it came with the knifes for cutting frozen food when I bought it but it was a nice bonus and I have used these loads and am glad that I got them as it really does make cutting through frozen meat etc a lot easier.

      To use the knife you just need to slot the blades into the unit and they slot in easily and when in are secure.
      When I press the button the knife does vibrate quite intensely and it does take a steady hand to be able to accurately cut food. For instance with meat if I don't concentrate and really hold my hand steady the blades just zip through the meat and cut off slices which are too thick.

      The blades are self-sharpening and although I don't really know how they do this they do seem to have remained sharp throughout the time that I have owed it and haven't become dull and unusable.
      Cleaning the blades is simply a case of ejecting them from the base and putting them in the sink and wiping them over.
      There is also a two year guarantee to protect you if something goes wrong with the knife.

      For the money this knife is great. I have noticed no difference in the quality of cutting between this and a more expensive one and even though it is a value product you would be hard pressed to be able to tell the difference between it and one that cost double the amount.

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      03.09.2010 16:35
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      So my Kenwood Electric Knife broke. £14.99 down the drain there then! But I do like having an electric knife about the kitchen so I popped on to the Argos website and saw they had their Value range Electric Knife on offer for £4.99. I wasn't wanting to spend loads on a knife seeing as the Kenwood one had packed up so quickly so I thought this one fitted the bill perfectly.

      It comes in a smallish box which is blue and white and states that it is an Argos Value product. To be able to purchase the knife from Argos you need to be over 18 and it can only be purchased in store due to this reason.

      Inside the box are instructions for use, 4 blades which are 2 for standard food and 2 for frozen food and the main body of the electric knife. The body of the electric knife is white and solid plastic with a white plug and lead connected to it. The blades are in plastic and they have to be attached to the body of the knife by sliding and clipping them into the little slots at the front. It is 120 watts.

      You have a handle at the top of the appliance which is nice and big and very easy to hold without being uncomfortable with it. The knife is pretty light in weight too.

      To use, insert the blades you need before plugging the appliance. Once this is done you can then plug it in. There is a little button on the top of the appliance which is silver and it is just a case of pressing that to get everything working.

      When I was using this product, I was more than impressed with it, especially with it being an Argos Value product. I found the product was easy to turn and move with whilst cutting meat. It was also very easy to cut thin and thicker slices of meat when cutting from a joint or a chicken. The blades do go very fast and cut with clean precision. Nothing is too tough for these blades and the blades are very sturdy being made out of stainless steel.

      The blades are also good for other foods - not just meat. I have cut loaves of bread with the electic knife and it has done it really well and cut the slices nice and straight.

      Overall, a really good electric knife which I did genuinely find to be better than my Kenwood one. I actually wish I had purchased this one in the first place. Don't let it being an Argos Value product put you off.

      Highly recommended.

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