Product Type: Cookworks electrical appliances
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IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT
Cookworks Electric Knife
Member Name: 2night
Cookworks Electric Knife
Date: 25/02/12, updated on 28/08/12 (85 review reads)
Advantages: Cuts great
Disadvantages: A dangerous kitchen tool
Cutting freshly baked bread while it is still lovely and warm is not the easiest of tasks with a standard knife no matter how sharp it is, very few are actually up to the job. The sharpness of some of the knives in my house leave a lot to be desired, they resemble spoons more so than knives when it comes to their cutting ability (I just mentioned in my last review for my electric can opener that it has a knife sharpener on the back but I have never used it out of laziness mostly). With fresh bread they say to let it cool before cutting it. ARE YOU CRAZY? No way I can't wait. So if I was to grab one of my spife's (spoon like knife) I would end up with a flat lump of dough no thicker than a coaster. So that's the main use for this Electric knife by Cookworks.
It slices through freshly baked bread like a knife through butter or should I say a chainsaw.
My granny had one of these and they are considered very seventies, very Fanny Cradock. But if it ain't broke don't fix it. The design works and works great, it's like a little hedge trimmer it's handle is built in to the unit itself and it's all made of strong, White, moulded PVC. The blades are very sharp and simply click into the front of the knife with a gentle push. There is an audible CLICK to let you know they are locked in place as the last thing you would want is to be sitting down to a Sunday roast only to have the blades fly across the table towards your mother in law the minute you try to begin carving. Speaking of roasts this is fantastic at cutting the turkey and ham at Christmas. You can have the slices as thick or as thin as you like and with this device the meat seems to go a lot further than when I carve the meat in big doorstep sized slices. Just press the power button located on top and the blades begin to move forwards and back.
There is a nice long cord on this electric knife but just like a garden tool make sure to keep the cord well away from the sharp blades. The serrated blades detach as easily as they were fitted by simply pressing the blade realise button also on top beside the power button. They pop right out ready to be washed in warm soapy water. I then give the a shake and leave to air dry as trying to dry them would result in my dishcloths ending up looking like a tiger had been playing with them. The body of the unit must NOT come into contact with water as it's where all the electrics are contained. Instead it cleans off very easily with a simple wipe of a cloth.
This gets used at least once a week in our house and a lot more often around the holidays such as Christmas and new year and will be used heavily over Easter no doubt. Because without this a giant roast would feed three people if it was left to me.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night.
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Summary: Great at cutting but you must be extremely careful when using it as it's incredibly sharp.
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