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In Reply to: electric knives posted by bbqwizard on June 15, 2014 at 10:47:35:
In my competition days, we eventually discovered what clean cuts an electric knife gives to both ribs and brisket. Ribs can be cut cleanly with a hand slicer provided you cut with one motion and or with multiple strokes all in the same direction. Brisket can be a bit more of a problem. Sawing back-and-forth will very likely cause the meat to fray and create a ragged appearance. A single-motion slice like with ribs, will minimize the fraying but it can take too long to slice a presentation box that way. The meat will be cold before you're finished. However, an electric slicer's blade(s) move too fast for the meat to fray (unless it's incredibly and irretrievably overcooked).
The question for me long has been which electric knife to buy. I have an old Hamilton Beach that I hate, as well as an ergonomic handled Black & Decker EK-600 that's OK, but it gets hot fairly quickly with lots of slicing and the safety interconnect shuts it down until it cools off...usually at the worst possible time. I need a new and better electric knife but would love some recommendations.
Good Q'en On Ya', John
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