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Cuisinart CEK-40 Review

The Cuisinart CEK-40 is a state-of-the-art electric carving knife that delivers high performance, clean cuts and an ergonomic design.

The knife has an elegant construction with a quiet electric motor. The ergonomically designed handle is easy to hold whether you are left-handed or right-handed, and it has a one-touch power trigger, which makes the knife simple to use.

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This electric carving knife comes with two different blades. The carving blade is designed for fruits, vegetable, hard cheeses and meat. The bread blade is made only for bread and can cut through loaves consistently and evenly. You can also use the bread blade to slice bagels and rolls without shredding the bread. The blades are only slightly longer than 8 inches, which limits the use of the carving knife.

The motor is powerful enough to slice bread and vegetables, but it isn't quite powerful enough to get through thick roasts. This limits its use somewhat.

When you aren't using the Cuisinart electric slicer, it fits neatly into its own butcher block. There are convenient places for both sets of blades and the handle. You can tuck the cord neatly into the cord keeper to eliminate clutter on your kitchen counter, and the safety lock system prevents unauthorized use from smaller hands. The butcher block stands up on its own to create a space-saving design, or you can store it out of sight in a drawer.

Each blade is constructed from durable stainless steel that resists rust and corrosion. The stainless steel metal guards against bending and breaking even under pressure from slicing, and the special design keeps the blades sharp and ready to slice food smoothly.

A functional kitchen appliance, the Cuisinart CEK-40 looks elegant, but its lack of power lets it down on some foods. However, the two different blades make this device versatile and simple to use.

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