What do you use?
an electric knife?a bread knife?bread knife + a guide?
I use a cheap serrated bread knife. First let the bread sit for 2 or 3 hours until completely cool. I always nip off a little of course right away but the rest I place in a plastic bag. Then leave it overnight. It will be much easier to slice the next day. Then the next day, I slice it all up, leaving out what I will use immediately and freeze the rest.
I bought a bread knife from Amazon that has one of those "AS SEEN ON TV" labelson the box. But this really works and works good. I was surprised.
I bake a lot of homemade sandwich bread. I saw this bread knife with an attached slicing guide.
The bread knife has an adjustable guide to choose the thickness of the bread sliced. You turn a knob to adjust the thickness of the slice, by moving a guide closer or further from the knife blade. It also works great to make a thin slice of ham.
I was surprised at how well made it is and that it really works. It slices consistently even and straight pieces of bread. It's of a Ginsu like quality. Here are a couple of links on Amazon. One showing the box and one showing the knife. Price is now $ 12.99. Shop around, if interested, you can probably find it cheaper.
I also a have a $40 Henckels bread knife. I find myself using the $ 8.75 knife (what I paid for it) more often because of the slicing guide.
Picture of boxhttp://www.amazon.com/As-Seen-Deli-Knife-Fork/dp/B007MH7K1G/
Picture of Knife with adjustable slicing guidehttp://www.amazon.com/Reizen-Pro-Knife-Slicing-Guide/dp/B004TTJI7E/
I've since found out that this knife is a copy of a more expensive one. But I'm still using the cheaper one above.
Here's a Swiss made Dux Victorinox knife with a similar slicing guide at Amazon for $ 49 to $ 61.84
Based on a review here, I bought the Chefs Edge 610
It does a great job slicing bread for sandwich slices and does a good job on baguettes. They also offer other models , both cheaper and more expensive, not sure which is the best value, I like the one I have but the cheaper one might work as well