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New bread knife

justkeepswimming's picture
justkeepswimming

New bread knife

As a general rule, my husband and I tend to make do with what we have. It's an approach we adopted after a few too many spontaneous purchases that were never really needed in the first place. But once in a while it's really worth getting what you want or "need". 

After struggling with cutting loaves with our trusty old Cutco bread knife (on the right), I concluded there must be a better way. A little research here on TFL revealed several very affordable options. I opted for this Mercer 10 inch (on the left). Wowzer, what a difference!! Love it, and would highly recommend. At a little under $20 US, if it's not what you prefer for bread, it's certainly sharp enough to be useful for some other use.

 

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Benito's picture
Benito

I have the same bread knife, the Mercer not the Cutco one and really like it. The only criticism I have of it is that the serrations do not go all the way to the tip, other than that I quite like it.

If you need a recommendation for a knife sharpener I bought this one Kota Japan 12 in. Diamond Carbon Steel Professional Knife Sharpener from Amazon.  It works super well and I’ve even been able to sharpen my bread knife to keep it super sharp and effective.

Benny

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justkeepswimming

The sharpener I have is only good for non-serrated blades, so this will be very helpful. Thanks for the tip!

Benito's picture
Benito

I’ve always thought that these types of sharpeners aren’t able to sharpen serrated knives but that hasn’t been my experience.