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Delia, In one of your questions/answers sessions you admitted to not being able to cut bread. Well I purchased a bread knife from Carrs the Flour Company it is extra long and cuts through bread as though it were butter, it's incredible,so much so, that I bought one for all members of my family and they love it.
I can't slice bread either. its nothing to do with the knife, its me.i can start the slice out at the width i would like it, then something happens and its either goes doorstep at the bottom, or it vanished into crumbs.
I'm hopeless at cutting bread also. In fact other-half much prefers to do it. He says you could prop a door open with my efforts!!!!
Yes but the blade on this knife is 1ft long and 1" wide with a serrated edge so you can see where you are cutting and therefore is great also for slicing a cake horizontally.
I too am absolutely hopeless at slicing bread and have tried every gadget that is supposed to help - the only one I have success with is a bread keeper with slicing guide from Lakeland - evenly cut slices for toast every time - I use a knife that sounds the same as the Carrs knife- but even that free hand does not help!!
OH bought me an electric knife, thinking it would help with my uneven ways.It just meant I could slice spectacularly unevenly and at great speed.
For the past year I have used an electric slicer (circular blade sort) and it's great. Mine is an Argos one, and very hard to clean properly; meat juices go inside (yuk) so it is only ever used to slice bread. One caveat - mine only just manages the height of a Panasonic 'medium' loaf (700g) and with Canadian flour it is marginal. If you make larger loaves or buy from a baker you'd need to measure up the maximum slice height or, as I do when we have guests, cut the loaf in half then slice it. Oh, and ours has a really fiddly interlock that is difficult for Thomasina to use. You need quite strong fingers to press down and keep the interlock open.
I have a Global bread knife, which is very sharp and cuts beautifully and cutting cakes with out tearing them. Its expensive, but worth it.I just have to look after it very well.
"OH bought me an electric knife, thinking it would help with my uneven ways.It just meant I could slice spectacularly unevenly and at great speed. "I'm usually hopeless at cutting bread straight, but with an electric knife and a bread slicing cutter guide (mine is from Breville) I manage to cut even slices at a reasonable speed!!
I have to warn you that bread is the worst thing for blunting knives.
"I have to warn you that bread is the worst thing for blunting knives."Funny you should say that T'do...my disc slicer blade was getting a bit blunt around Christmas and had only been used for (daily) bread and one experiment with gammon....I sharpened it using my AnySharp sharpener which was a real fiddle, but worked OK.
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