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The Cuisinart CEK-40 electric knife is comfortable to hold with a slightly squarish handle that is best for large hands.
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
Features: lock button, easy blade release, separate set of “bread” blades, wooden holder (not really necessary but a nice bonus), limited three-year warranty
Enamored by a demonstration of a restaurant food preparation machine in France in 1971, Carl Sontheimer and his wife, Shirley, are convinced they can adapt this technology to a useful home appliance for Americans. Sontheimer, a retired MIT-trained physicist and accomplished cook, makes a daring decision to jump into the highly competitive housewares business with his own company called Cuisinart. The company would initially import an exclusive line of top-quality stainless steel cookware. In 1973, the Sontheimers unveil the “Food Processor” at the National Housewares Exposition in Chicago.
Under management from Conair Corporation since 1989, the legacy is alive and well. Today, Cuisinart is a universally recognized name, endorsed by culinary connoisseurs such as Jacques Pépin and Hubert Keller. The prestigious Cuisinart® brand is not limited to food processors. Plugged or unplugged, nobody covers the kitchen like Cuisinart. The company is a full-service culinary resource with a wide array of products, preferred by chefs and favored by consumers.
Published On: 2/19/2018 Last Modified: 4/27/2021
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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