No special expertise is required to cut professional-looking slices, thick or thin, from roasts, ham, turkey, and bread with the powerful 100-watt electric knife in this carving set. Just grasp the handle, pull the trigger, draw the knife in a straight line, and let the two serrated blades, which saw back and forth at high speed, do the work. It's effortless and safe. The knife comes with a two-pronged fork in a compact storage case made of flexible plastic, with a foam insert molded to hold the set. The 7.5" knife blades and the 12" fork are made of stainless steel. The fork is dishwasher-safe, but the blades should be hand washed in hot, soapy water.