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Old 10-28-2011, 02:29 PM   #11
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i'm not sure of the fimensions of the serrations on the knife you used, but you might try a sharp "bread" knife made specifically for slicing bread.

it has fairly wide (maybe 1/4 ") scallops or serrations. i often think of it as resembling the blade of a tree saw versus a jig saw.

then, use a light, short stroked sawing motion without pressing down very much to allow the blade to do it's job.

hth.
This is the way to go as.......
Serrated knife blades and Bread knife blades are not the same.
Here are two that will slice through the softest bread without
smashing it.
The top one with the white handle is a Mundial, the bottom one
is made by Forschner....you should be able to get them on
Amazon.com or from a Restaurant supply store. They are very
nice to have if you don't like smashed bread.

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #12
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The chef who taught me to use a knife properly showed me that using the proper knife for the job, and using only very, very sharp knives, will allow the knife to cut through the food without any pressure except the weight of the knife alone.

With sushi, it's a must! Bread too.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:13 PM   #13
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The chef who taught me to use a knife properly showed me that using the proper knife for the job, and using only very, very sharp knives, will allow the knife to cut through the food without any pressure except the weight of the knife alone.

With sushi, it's a must! Bread too.
And never, ever cut toward your hand. Like a dummy, I held a submarine roll in my hand last night, and used my very sharp chef's knive to cleanly cut through the middle, lengthwise. It was just a minor cut, only a scratch. But that Dawn dishwashing liquid really burns in those cuts. Always use a cutting board, no matter how your mother used to do it.

But I'm ok. I'm ok. I just have a bandaid on my baby finger.

I can't believe I got so complacent to make such a mistake.

Oh, and my non-scalloped, non-serated blade went through the soft bum like a hot knife through butter, and through my skin equally well.

Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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