Pros / This electric knife has an on/off control lock for the trigger.

Cons / You don’t get a blade lock.

 Verdict / The Black & Decker Comfort Grip 9” Electric Knife is a good choice for cutting breads and meats, and its well-designed handle reduces the risk of strain or fatigue for your hand.

The Black & Decker Comfort Grip 9” Electric Knife lets you cut smooth, even slices of meat and bread without any strain on your hand since its handle is designed with Black & Decker’s trademark comfort grip. This electric meat slicer operates with a 100-watt motor, which is a bit less power than some other products we tested but still plenty for most kitchen tasks. In addition, you can use it for craft projects like slicing through blocks of craft or upholstery foam.

The 9-inch blade is made of stainless steel that can be washed on the top rack of your dishwasher. The knife offers a comfortable handle with a nonslip grip and a built-in stand. The handle helps prevent the appliance from slipping out of your grasp while in use, which provides a level of protection against accidents. And the attached stand allows you to set the device on the counter in a ready position for quick and easy access.

Along with these features and an affordable price tag, the Black & Decker Comfort Grip 9” Electric Knife includes other helpful characteristics. One of the most important features is the safety lock, which prevents the knife from being started accidentally.

When it's time to clean the blades, the nonslip tabs allow you to easily remove the blades from the appliance. The sharp serrated blade is ideal for carving turkeys, roasts, hams and other large cuts of meat. If the blades become dull, you can sharpen them to extend the life of the slicer. The blades are designed to sit close together, which prevents the meat from tearing and shredding, and this design gives you a nice clean cut every time.

The knife employs an electric cord, so you always have the power you need at your fingertips. This electric knife is lightweight and simple to use, but if you need something a little more portable, perhaps for picnics or outdoor meals, this knife may not be the right choice for your needs.

This Black & Decker electric knife does exactly what it was intended to do. It has durable blades and an easy-to-hold handle, so all you must do is point the blades where you need to make a cut and turn the device on. The reasonable price and the built-in safety features make this a smart option for those on a budget or anyone who has small children. If you want something that comes with a butcher block storage device that also serves as an attractive cutting board, take a look at the Cuisinart CEK-40.

Contributing Reviewer: Linda Thomson

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