Electric motors have taken over modern kitchens. An electric knife is a valued partner to any kitchen cutlery collection, but beware of cheap imitations! Cuisinart's electric knife is a favorite, equipped with a blade for traditional carving, a blade for bread, and solid wood butcher-block storage.
Friedr Dick Cutlery
Making knives since 1778, Friedr Dick cutlery has a strong representation in culinary schools throughout the country. The American Culinary Federation Education Institute recommends these knives. Friedr Dick knives are recognized for their forged, high-carbon stainless surgical steel composite, great balance, and the blade's perfect fit with the bolster. While advancing with modern technology, Friedr Dick stakes claim to its German tradition with a line of retro knives.
Primarily a manufacturer of outdoor cutlery, Gerber offers a line of fillet knives that can be used in the kitchen or at the campsite. Gerber fillet knives have stainless steel blades in 4- to 9-inch lengths. Each fillet knife comes with a protective sheath and a built-in ceramic knife sharpener, so the fillet blade is sharpened each time it is removed from the sheath. These knives have a limited lifetime warranty.
Kershaw's Damascus-look clad-metal technology offers 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel and an ergonomic grip. This super steel has a higher density and hardness rating than most knives, resulting in a sharper blade that retains its edge. Knives with reverse-scalloped edges slice rather than tear into food. Boning and fillet knives feature a blade design similar to the samurai sword, allowing for smooth single-motion slicing. Hollow-ground slicing blades reduce friction and cut in a single pass, keeping juices intact with meat slices.
From the manufacturer of the original Swiss Army Knife comes perfectly balanced kitchen cutlery. These high-carbon, razor-sharp steel blades are hand-forged and ice-tempered in Germany and finished in Switzerland. Each blade is sharpened twice and laser-tested. Blades are well-balanced, and ergonomic handles provide a comfortable grip. The professional line of kitchen cutlery offers beautiful rosewood handles, and Victorinox cutlery is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.