Black & Decker Comfortgrip EK500B Review

By:

Rick Browne, Ph.B.

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

When it comes to our electric knife reviews, the Black & Decker Comfortgrip is the most comfortable one 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

Published On: 2/19/2018 Last Modified: 4/27/2021

  • Rick Browne, Ph.B. -

    Rick Browne does product testing and recipes. A renowned TV cooking show host, photojournalist, and author of 16 barbecue books, he was the creator, host, and executive producer of public television’s popular Barbecue America TV series, a cooking and travelogue highlighting the world’s outdoor culinary landscape. It has aired on more than 230 stations.

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