Bread Slicer Guide For Breads

cammigirl

Need recommendation PLEASE for bread slicer/slicing guide that is sturdy & reliable. I bake with mini Zo & use regular 8-inch bread knife to slice. Plastic ones seem to shred plastic pieces as you slice more bread so don't want that in our food. Looking for multi-slicer for 1/4 to 1/2 inch guide(s) for sandwiches & toast. Would so very much appreciate help with this. Thank you. Rose

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reply by: omaria on November 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm
omaria

I don't have one, but googled it and the Elite Bread Slicer from the Bread Slicer Depot looks very good. So far that is the only one I have seen where you control the thickness of the bread slice.

reply by: cammigirl on November 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm
cammigirl

I followed your information & it's rather huge. I'm looking for one that would down somewhat because my space is limited. Bread Slicer Depot says it weighs 5 pounds so that is really heavy. I'll keep looking & maybe something will surface. Thank you so much for helping me. Rose

reply by: KitchenBarbarian aka Zen on November 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm
KitchenBarbarian aka Zen

They have several models, the Maple Classic is the one that weighs 5 lbs. It is all-maple wood construction so of course it has some heft to it. It would be very stable, which is important when wielding a knife.

However if that's too heavy for you they do make other models, for example the Maple Elite has only the wooden base - it probably weighs half what the Classic weighs.

It is rather pricey, but at least it isn't a plastic piece of crap and it is made in the USA.

reply by: Cindy Leigh on November 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm
Cindy Leigh

When I first started baking all our bread I looked for a slicer guide thing and never found one. I found a wood bread board with an open grate type thing that crumbs fall thru and learned to use my electric knife to slice uniform, straight slices. It works really well now and I don't need another "thing" on my countertop.

reply by: Antilope on November 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Antilope

My wife was at Ross clearance store and saw one of those "As seen on TV for $ 19.99" bread slicing knives with a built in adjustable guide. It was $ 4.99.

I was surprised to see it was quite heavy and well made. It's worth probably about $ 10 or $ 15.

The bread knife has an adjustable slicing guide built onto it. It slices bread thick or thin really well. The slices come out even and the operation is very smooth.

Here's is the same thing at Amazon.com for $ 5.37. It is worth it for the price. See the reviews of the knife at Amazon. IF you have seen or owned a Ginsu knife, it's about that quality or a little better.

http://www.amazon.com/Ontel-DP-MC6-Deli-Pro-Slicing-Knife/dp/B000286Q62

reply by: Mike Nolan on November 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm
Mike Nolan

I've had a couple of guides (one wood, one plastic) plus an adjustable fiddle knife. We've given them all away.

It takes a little practice, but you CAN learn to slice bread uniformly without any of those aids.

I find what helps me is to set the edge of the knife on the loaf, holding it in my right hand, since I'm right-handed, then move the blade to the left or right using my left index finger until I have the exact thickness I'm after.

When slicing, don't look at the blade, look at the bottom of the loaf, ie, the target. Don't push down, let the serrations on the blade do the cutting, not the weight of the knife or your hand.

A while back we had dinner at my wife's sister's house. I brought a loaf of freshly sliced bread, and my brother-in-law asked me if I had bought a bread slicer. That's how uniform the slices were.