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Old 01-26-2007, 06:19 AM   #1
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Bread Knife advice

What a wonderful site! I look forward to many helpful discussions. Right now I need advice about buying a decent bread knife that doesn't cost as much as my monthly energy bill. How about some recommendations? Many thanks, Nonnie


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Old 01-26-2007, 08:30 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC, nonnie.

You don't have to spend a lot for a good bread knife. I would go for one with a 10" blade and scalloped edge. Check out some knives at a kitchen store and pick one that has good balance and feels good in you hand.

Here are some knives to check out. I have the Chicago Cutlery Walnut traditions 10" bread knife and it does a great job.

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Old 01-26-2007, 08:46 AM   #3
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A good bread knife is something you can find at a reasonable price. I too like the 10 inch version with the scalloped edge. I have used the cheaper plastic handled and more expensive ones and for the most part all work well. Save your money and spend it where it counts like on a a good chef or boning knife.

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Old 01-26-2007, 09:15 AM   #4
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One option you might want to consider, but by no means is it a necessity, is an off set bread knife. The handle is higher than the blade so your knuckles to not hit the board as you cut.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:28 AM   #5
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Oxo good grips makes a decent serrated edge bread knife with offset handle. not too pricey.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:04 PM   #6
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I got one at Target about 10 years ago - a 10-inch scalloped edge breadknife from ChefMate. Cost me about $15 if I remember right. I've been slicing 2 loaves of bread every week and it's still just as sharp as when I bought it.

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