Brisket, turkey, and large cuts of meat are no match for these knives.
A chef’s knife, whether it's German or Japanese, is great for almost every kitchen task, while electric knives make carving large pieces of meat easier. When used properly, they require little effort and can cut down on carving time on everything from holiday roasts, turkeys, brisket, or even roasted chicken. They’re also great for bread if you don’t already have a large serrated knife.
We know what makes a great electric knife in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab: We test hundreds of kitchen products and gadgets each year to see which ones are actually worth it. A good electric knife should fit comfortably in the hand, be easy to use and operate, and should be able to cut through delicate skin without tearing to make razor-thin slices. The blades should be easy to insert, detach and remain secure during cutting. Our favorite knives leave minimal markings on meat and can be used for anything from vegetables, to bread, to cheese.
Our top picks for best electric knives include ones we’ve tested and used in our own kitchens. They also include trusted recommendations and electric knives with unique features that set them apart from others on the market. They range in price and style. Here are the best electric knives we recommend: