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
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.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
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.
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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