Black & Decker Comfortgrip EK500B Review

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Black & Decker Comfortgrip EK500B
Comfortgrip EK500B

If you're in the market for an electric knife, this is one of our favorites.

The Black & Decker Comfortgrip is the most comfortable knife we tested and the least prone to slipping, partially due to the rubberized no-slip strip on top of the handle where your thumb goes.

Loudness: 91 DB, comfortable but still somewhat loud

Bread: easily cut through soft bread and cut through hard breads with only slight pressure

Squash: barely able to slice the squash even with lots of pressure

Hard cheese: no problem

Poultry & meat: did a nice job slicing everything

Bones: took a fair amount of pressure to cut through the turkey bones

Handle: comfortable to hold with a slightly squarish handle that is best for large hands; it did get quite warm with prolonged use

Vibration: moderate

Features: lock button, easy blade release, separate set of “bread” blades, wooden holder (not really necessary but a nice bonus), limited three-year warranty 

Black & Decker

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Since their earliest days as a small Baltimore machine shop, BLACK+DECKER has been a manufacturer of a variety small appliances, power tools and lawn care machines.  

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