The Electric Knife is one of the few “automated” pieces of cutlery in the kitchen that makes sense. The electric fork for twirling spaghetti is a comedic disaster. A nice thing about the Electric Knife is that it is a kitchen multi-tasker. It can be used for carving the Thanksgiving Day turkey, slicing home-made bread, filleting fish, and even cutting foam for new cushions.
This model CEK-40 from Cuisinart has stainless steel blades (one for bread and one for carving) and has an nice wooden stand for storage. It’s powered by a plug-in-the-wall 120 Volt motor so that means more power and no fussing with charging batteries (stay away from wireless when buying something like this). Ergonomic design with safety switch and it works for left or right handers (I’m a lefty and am grateful).
It’s a great deal and that first morning you use it to slice a bagel you see why it’s handy.