Back during the late 70’s up until the 80’s most homes had an electric knife set as a part of their must-have kitchenware.
Today the electric knife is not as popular or as common as it used to be because people prefer to stick to the traditional knife rather than spend extra for a device that does the same job. If you never thought that an electric knife can be used as a multi-purpose tool, you’re about to be proven wrong.
Aside from being a great tool for carving your holiday roasts, turkeys, soft bread and cutting and slicing food in bulk, here are some unusual uses for an electric knife:
It is true that the best way to preserve the life of your electric knife is to only use them for what they are made for cutting and slicing food.
Which is why using them for arts, crafts, and as a multi-purpose tool is not very common. But for those who want value for money when it comes to their electric knife sets, extending their use beyond the kitchen is a norm.
But before you can start using the electric knife as a multi-purpose tool, you must first learn how to use the knife properly.
Similar to most handheld tools, an electric knife needs some getting used to before you can carve, cut, and slice like a pro.
There are different types of electric knives available in the market. Some are made to be used for cutting and slicing meats and bread at home while others are meant to be used for commercial and professional meat cutting. Determine how and where you will use the electric knives before purchasing a set for yourself.
Caring for, cleaning, and maintaining your electric knife blades should be made a priority especially if you are planning to use the knives beyond cutting It would be better to have separate blades to perform these different tasks to avoid any cross-contamination. Although, cleaning the blades is never an issue since these are usually removable and dishwasher safe.
Determining the use of an electric knife set is very simple. The first question you should ask yourself is: will I need the knife for personal or commercial use?
If you are simply planning to use the electric knife at home you are liberty to use the electric knife as you see fit.
Although you do have to make sure that you clean the blades properly after each use to make sure bacteria or non-food items come in contact.
Electric knives like Cuisinart’s High-Powered Electric Kitchen Knife Bundle and the Hamilton Beach 74275 Handle Grip Electric Knife Carve N’ Set are great motorized knives to have at home.
Electric knives made for professional and commercial use like the KeyTop Professional and Commercial Electric Knife or the Coolbiz Professional Wireless Electric Knife sets should only be used for cutting meats.
Not only is it because the electric knives will come in contact with meats that will be served for customer consumption, but also because these professional knives are not designed to cut through materials other than meat.
Yes, it is true that electric knives are more expensive than traditional and manual knives. Many also find that beyond the roasts and turkeys for holidays they do not know how to use electric knife sets.
Although electric knives are best kept in the kitchen, more creative owners will find more uses for their knives to make sure they don’t just gather dust and take up space in a kitchen drawer.
Your electric knife can be handy and all around multi-purpose tool, just as long as you know how to take proper care of it. A sharp and well-taken care electric knife can out-perform any manual knife any day.